Thursday, 12 July 2012

Yoohooo - is there anyone still out there?

I have been a very, very bad blogger, not having posted since last year!!  Crikey, where has the time gone?  I got very bogged down at the end of the year mostly from too much travelling and a heavy workload.  I just didn't have the energy to do much at all except slump on the sofa.

This year has been much better, not so much travel and time to spend at home.  I haven't been very crafty except for making a quilt as a wedding present for a very dear friend.  It was a labour of love, finished 4 hours before the wedding and the cause of many callouses on my finger and thumb.  But well worth the effort as the bride loves it.

My sister is now considering divorce and re-marriage so she too can have a wedding quilt!  I thought that was a bit drastic so have promised her one for Christmas.

I'm now waiting for her decision on colour and patch shape so in the mean time I have been messing about with bits and bobs, not really knowing what to get on with....

Yoyos?  So tiny they look like little puff buttons - no idea what I'm going to do with them.

Maybe some more patchwork?  Use up the leftovers...

Maybe some smaller hexagons......

Ooh, maybe knitting the lovely lace collar in this new Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace book? 

Well, after many attempts and much cursing because I couldn't successfully backtrack. When I made a mistake I had to pull it all back to the beginning so I think I'll just get on with this little baby blanket in simple trebles, made from Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply - so lovely to work with.

And I might make a few more owlets to go with this little parliament.

One more thing to show you which I had forgotten about.  I made this quilt as a Christmas present - a new departure to work in so few 'colours' but was pleased with the result.  It was in chunky wool so it's super warm and soft.

I shan't mention the weather - what can I say?  Garden has gone bonkers, veg patch is a washout but it made for some very interesting footwear at the wedding as the marquee was flooded...

but every cloud and all that....

One of three stunning rainbows we had amidst the hail, torrential rain, thunder, lightning and sunshine.  Just think we were lucky not to end up with foot rot!



  1. Well only yesterday I was thinking...what on earth has happened to Jules?! And there you are! Welcome back! Love your quilt ! Clever girl. xxxx

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  2. I'm here! I wondered where you'd got to. Lovely quilt and nice to see you back.

  3. Oh My Giddy're back! and very welcome at that. Quilt is beautiful and as a retired patchwork and quilter (carpal tunnel)I know exactly how much work you put into it but what an amazing result. Don't be a stranger. GREAT to 'see' you again. x

  4. About time.Welcome back to Blogland derest sister.Quilt looks amazing-certainly a labour of love.See you tomorrow X

  5. Hi Jules ,its so great to see a post! Great to have you back,I missed all of your crafty makes. Love the Quilt.lots of love juliex

  6. ooh, I'm clearly out of practice as I can't seem to reply to each of you individually but many thanks for your comments and support - good to know that you are still out there. I must try harder :) Just slumping on the sofa this week xx


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