Wednesday, 13 October 2021


 Thank you for all your good wishes for my birthday last week

I had a lovely time and even managed a weekend away with friends which was a treat.

My lovely girl made me the most gorgeous felted picture for my wall.....

It seems to be more lovely every time I look at it and I am so thrilled with it.
She is starting up her workshops next week so I have been helping get her roving packs organised.
Look at this beautiful range of purples that I have to dip into.

Then she asked if I could make her an extra bluebell woods sample piece.
She is really busy producing work for an exhibition so I was happy to help out.

It's only a small piece about 4 inches square but was fun to do.

Now you will notice Annie hasn't blogged today - she has Covid and is feeling really under the weather so we are all hoping she soon feels better. There seems to be so much virus about. We are all being really sensible but somehow the little "bug..." gets through!!

I hope you are all keeping clear of it and have enjoyed our lovely Autumn weather.

This was where I went at the weekend...

We walked across the aqueduct at Pontcysylite near Llangollen. We went over in in a canal boat with Ben in the summer but you don't appreciate how high it is until you walk over it on the tow path! Quite a feat of engineering for 1805.

(LLJ - if Annie hasn't linked me to Julia please could you do it for me?)

Have a great week

xx Jo

Wednesday, 6 October 2021



Just gorgeous birthday plant and flowers to share with you today!

I had a lovely day yesterday with visits from friends and family.
It was so good to spend time with them all and as we are all doing Grandparent duties we were all weekly tested! What a strange world we are living in.

My only crafty activity has been a little bit of twiddler knitting which I will show you next week.

I hope you didn't get flooded out on Monday with all that heavy rain - I noticed Pembrey Sands had about 36mm of rain overnight.  Raincoat, sou'wester and wellies Jan??

Have a great week all!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 29 September 2021



I chuckled at how many folk said they were looking forward to seeing the cake last week.

Well here it is - Minecraft is Ben's favourite thing at the moment. I cheated and bought the toppers on line but nevertheless he was delighted with it. It was value for money because after his party with his best buddy the week before, I then re used the toppers for his own little cake/candles event on his actual birthday.

This week I made a little card for a friend's niece...

It's just a little fabric collage with some free machined detail and her name in free machining too.

It's been cold and wet this week but we did mange a lovely walk at Attingham Park on Monday. There were definite signs of Autumn - trees almost on the turn and lots of sweet chestnut and conkers.
It's a lovely spot for a walk.

Well that's it for this week.

Enjoy your week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 22 September 2021


 We spent last week in the Lakes.........

Early morning mist in the valley.

The mountains from Coniston.

                                                         The steam boat ride on Coniston.


Crummock water

The weather was perfect and we were so lucky to see the Lakes and the Mountains at their best.

We walked every day and really enjoyed the fresh air and company.

I might be back to normal service next week but this week I have lots of jobs to catch up on. Max needs some admin and Ben needs a birthday cake!

Have a great week all.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 September 2021


 Yesterday I dropped off a parcel with 10 more twiddlers for the hospital dementia team.

Here are my two latest...

I am just hoping that the tiny moths that I have found in my lounge this week are nothing to do with my wool stock! I took myself off to Lakeland for one of their carpet sprays so I hope that's the last I see of them.

Short and sweet today.

I am busy making birthday cakes ready for Ben's party later in the week. just my luck to be baking on one of the hottest days of the year.

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

xx Jo