24 April 2010


I bought some lovely yarn in John Lewis - Sari Ribbon (Louisa Harding yarns). Once I finish the course I'm hoping to do some "scribbling" with the help of a pattern I found in The Curious Knitters Guide - Mason Dixon Knitting.

Also on the to do list when I finish the course is to sort out the garden .....I spent a wee while in the garden today, the snakes head fritillaries are flowering along with the spring hyacinths.

Thats all for now, Ali

14 April 2010

london break

I'm just back from a very tiring, but enjoyable few days in London.
First port of call, was the exhibition - Quilts (1700 - 2010) at the V&A. The visit was most inspirational. My favourite quilt has to be the Liberty Jack quilt by Janey Forgan because of her use of Liberty fabrics and the lovely colour scheme. I found myself being moved standing in front of some of these quilts. If you can make it, its well worth a visit.

I also had to pay Liberty a visit....heres me browsing through the lighting.

They have lots of quilts displayed inside and some very interesting ones in their window display!!!!!

Here's a photo of the back of the Liberty building at the Carnaby street entrance. The whole wall is painted with a Liberty print........stunning!
Bye, Ali

1 April 2010

easter projects

Crocheting does not come naturally to me as does knitting.....I do keep trying though. I crocheted some eggs and a chicken to sit on top, especially for Easter. The pattern which includes other farm animals is an Amy Gaimes one - Old Macdonald had a Farm and it is available from her etsy shop.

I also knitted a few creme egg cosies as Easter gifts. The pattern is loosely based on my free chick creme egg cosy. I really must write the bunny pattern up - something else for my ever lengthening to do list!

Have a nice Easter, Ali