Poppy Patchwork

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Sunday 11 October 2020

Finish, finish, start...

Another Christmas gift socks are finished, 
these are for youngest daughter, she loves shades of grey. 
One crochet blanket is finished and I am making another, these are for fundraisers for Portsmouth DS, these guys have been so supportive to our family, I will do all I can to help. I was asked to make a baby blanket for a raffle, but I decided to get 2 made.  
My cross stitch is still giving me loads of pleasure, 2 more days done, I have a few stitches for the top right corner of day four, these will be stitched at the end, the holes are too close to my frame and I don't want to move the design. 
I've done some more glass fusion, these are the biggest thing I can make, I wanted to play with colour, texture and shapes, I am pleased with both, whilst simple the results were as I wanted. I cooked these each for 12 minutes. I am looking for some 'silver' tape to finish the edges, I have seen some online just waiting for the delivery. 
This is the 4th book in the series, and it's another huge book, 599 pages, again a few more new people but the main people are from the police force and their family and friends. There is a 5th book which I do not have and for the moment I won't look to read it. Her books are full of shootings and stabbings, she is not to graphic, which is good, each book is a stand alone book. 
When the rain falls I am crafting, I never sit and do nothing, I don't spend every evening watching TV,  the only regular programme we watch is the 6pm news, and I'm happy to miss that these days again. We did watch Graham Norton on Friday night, I have always loved his chat show.

I did get my sewing machine out again to sew some patches on hubbies leather waist coat, he wears it when out on his motorbike with his mates. I have been thinking about making some Christmas buntings, just a small triangles, but as yet haven't made up my mind, I have enough fabric in my stash. The plan for my Christmas cards is forming, at some point soon I will make one card and see if it works, I always make our Christmas cards, I do like to send a lovely home made card rather than a purchased one. Christmas cakes will be baked 1st week in November, one for us and one for daughter and SIL, I have the ingredients. 

The only thing I have not worked on is my 2019 book, I now am getting used to the new format the publishers are using, it's still really simple, but I loved the old system, I do want to publish 2109 and I think I will publish 2020 only because it's been such a strange year. BUT after that I will not make any more of my blog into books, there is a link here if you are interested. I do love to look back on my blog and my books are a great way af finding things. 

We have had a dry few days, so the washing line has been full, catching up with the laundry, considering there is only 2 of us, we do have loads of laundry, house is tidy.

Today hubby is out for the day on his bike, I am home alone, I have leftover homemade Pizza for lunch, so a day of pleasing myself, I have no plans to go out anywhere. Bliss.



  1. You put me to shame you are do industrious. What a fantastic charity to help out, I'm sure they will love anything you make. I'm hoping once my future is sorted I can settle down to some parts and crafts too.

  2. Goodness, you're busy with all your crafting, lots of lovely projects. I still haven't finished the first part of my cross stitch but I'm hoping to get to it again this week. I've had clothes hung on the clothes horse this week as my rotary dryer broke, it just snapped in two, though I've had it for some years so it's served me well. I really need to get a new one though, I hate having clothes hung around the house.

  3. I really must learn to do socks. I’ve been knitting since I was 7 and never knitted a pair! Yours look great and there are so many beautiful sock wools :)

    1. Be warned once you have made one pair, you will always have a pair on your needles. On the plus side they are always accepted as a gift, I have made loads for Christmas presents.

  4. Those socks look great ...

    All the best Jan

  5. It sounds like you've been having a very relaxing time getting lots done.

  6. My goodness you have been busy!! I love the cross stitch and the glass fusion is gorgeous.

    God bless.

  7. You've been very productive :-) Great progress on your Christmas stitching, it'll look fab.



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