Wednesday, 30 June 2021


My latest parcel of twiddlers is all ready to go to the hospital.

Here are a few of them....

I found a couple of Annie's tiny bears to stitch into the zippy pockets on one or two - thanks Annie!

I think, along with a couple of sea themed ones that just need finishing off, that makes 90 since January.

I am determined to make it to 100 before  the end of "lockdown" - well hopefully July19th.

This week, whilst knitting, I have mostly been watching Wimbledon and footie. Some great matches.


Thanks Catriona for my ATC and bit of Scottish tartan loveliness!

The Royal Mail had taken a whole month to get the damaged envelope of goodies to Annie.

Well that's it for this week.

Enjoy your week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 23 June 2021


 Good morning to all my WOYWW friends and anyone else who pops in to see what I am up to.

Well this week I have been in my sewing room and my sewing machine has seen a bit of action - Yes!!

Max found a holiday shirt that she wanted me to upcycle for Ben.

Not quite as easy as I thought but it didn't take too long. 

I cut it out using the existing hems and button bands so that helped. It was just the collar that needed careful thought but the end result looks fine and will make a nice, cool summer shirt.

I mentioned paper bag shorts last week and caused confusion 😀

Basically they are just shorts with a bit above the waist band. (Imagine a paper bag held together at the top with a bit of the bag gathered above your hand). 

Here they are ...

I just made them with a bit of left over fabric to make sure they fit etc before we go looking for something suitable to make them up in. I feel a trip to Watson and Thornton's coming on!

I also managed a bit of knitting whilst watching the footie this week.

This is my summer themed twiddler...

And then, in the post came this lovely card and ATC from Felicia.

So good to see little snapshots from around the world in a postcard and a beautiful ATC to go with it. Thanks lots Felicia.

Well that's me for this week.

I hope you have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 June 2021


 Good morning all!

I collected my last little ATC this week - thanks Julia.

We seem to be flying through the year don't we.

As expected, we will not be free to roam completely for another few weeks, but it won't make a huge difference to me. I am happy doing what we can at the moment and would like to think there was a lot less Covid about before we completely let our hair down!

My sewing desk has remained almost empty this week.

Maxine did mention making a pair of paper bag shorts like they made on The Sewing Bee so I had a look through all my patterns to see if I had anything we could adapt.

I found this one which I think will do nicely. We just need fabric and measurements and then we can get going on it. A quick and easy make, I think.

These are my boxes of patterns - many vintage of course, as I have been sewing for over 50 years!

I love browsing through and reminiscing about the clothes that I have made for myself, Mum, Annie Maxine and even aunts, nephews, nieces and grandmas over the years. Many a happy hour spent at the machine.

I have made a couple of twidders but I will group them together for a snap next week.

So that's it for this week.

Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe.

xxx Jo

Wednesday, 9 June 2021


 Hello all!

I hope you are enjoying this fabulous weather.
We had a day in Shrewsbury yesterday and it was like being abroad - traffic free town with tables and chairs around the cafes, folk sunbathing in the park by the river, boat trips and such a happy, brilliant vibe!
I also called into 61Mardol which is where Maxine is selling her artwork at the moment. It is a real treasure trove of wonderful local artwork of all descriptions. So, if you are in Shrewsbury at anytime pop in. I have my eye on a beautiful hand crafted pendant and matching earrings!!

On Friday we sailed down the Llangollen canal and over the Froncysylite aquaduct with Ben and enjoyed a lovely day out. It's such a treat to spend time together and get out into the world (albeit very cautiously) again. 

Needless to say, my desk hasn't seen much action.
However, I did receive a lovely pack of goodies and ATCs from Spyder. She included gorgeous bits and bobs and buttons for me to use on the Twiddle mitts. A big thank you, Lynn - I have already used much of the wool and some of the buttons.

Lynn also sent me this little gnome card. Ben loved it!
Along with it came the hilarious poem that she penned about making it.
We all had a chuckle at that. Thanks Lynn.
And this is my ATC from Christine - Bishopsmate.
Thanks lots - it's lovely.

Lastly - here are the 7 latest twiddlers that will be going with the 3 themed ones.
I try to put colours, textures and twiddly bits together to make them eye-catching and cheery.

So that's it for this week.
Enjoy your week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 June 2021


 Happy WOYWW - I hope it's a lovely sunny day where you are.

We have had a few sunny ones which have been really beautiful and quite uplifting.

My work desk hasn't seen much action - too nice to be indoors.

However, I did snap the last of my wonderful ATC packages that came through the post this week. ..

I do hope I haven't forgotten anyone. It's been so good seeing what you have all done and now I need to think how I can display them best. Thank you to all.

And then WOYWW wouldn't be the same without one of these....

It is part 2 of the "What did you play with" twiddlemitt collection!

So that's it for this week.

Enjoy your week.

xx Jo