Knitting, sewing and cake

This week I prepared more little dresses to be smocked as I still feel like smocking and sewing. You can’t see all of them, but there are seven on this pile. Just have to pleat, smock and make 🙂


I also knitted a jacket and booties for a little boy who was born on Sunday.


But then I was a bit bored last night and knitted a bonnet, which means it is now for a little girl. Will have to knit another set for the little boy


The pattern for the toiletries bag has been saved on my desktop for a very long time – when I found some iron-on vinyl I decided it is time to try it out. Don’t think I’ll make it again, it is so much easier to buy pretty ones in the shops

And my favourite of the week? Chocolate cake





Am I crazy or am I crazy?

Started two new projects since yesterday – yes, two in two days! What on earth is wrong with me?

After finishing the lovely little cardigan the other day I was tempted to try another one. But I suppose………who can blame me? Both are so pretty

The one I finished last week:


The one I started yesterday:


Isn’t it just delightful? I also found this cross stitch in the Homespun magazine (May issue) and couldn’t resist:


So during a break from knitting today I gathered everything I needed and made a start 🙂

Recovering mode and needlework

Two weeks after my surgery and I feel so good. I am now at the stage where I have to stop myself from doing things, as I feel so well. It makes me feel guilty not to clean the house and help with the painting, but although the external wounds are healed I have to be conscious of what is going on internally and make sure I give that enough time to heal properly too. So I am still focussing on needlework and resting for the rest of this week

I haven’t work on the Neverending sampler for quite a while and were 9 bands behind. But now I am all caught up again. I didn’t embroider the full last one as designed because I didn’t enjoy doing the little flowers, so did only one row instead of two. Still looks pretty though. (and becoming very hard to photograph)

This is where I was up to ages ago:


And this is where I am now:



I also completed another knitted baby jacket and booties. Going to start on the little hat today. It is a lovely pattern and although it has not been blocked yet I couldn’t resist taking a photo. The little baby girl is arriving in November. It is lovely to knit for a specific baby


And the fabric for my new project has arrived!!!!!!! Can’t wait to start. I have made a Crochet Fusion quilt before but decided to make another one in blues. I might make this one a little bigger too


This is the one I have made already:


Knitting………???? :) :) :)

I do not enjoy knitting, I am not good at knitting…..but what do I do? I knit. I see a pattern I like and simply MUST knit. And everytime I start I remind myself how much I dislike it. And I drive myself crazy because I count every stitch, every row. And I have to concentrate

Young friends of ours are expecting their first baby, and it is a little girl. She will be arriving in November and I am going to make her a few smocked dresses, and smock little vests and embroider socks. But what do I do first? I knit 🙂

It took me this whole week to finish the little cardigan and I have to say I am quite proud now that it is done