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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Week 5 Check in

Hooray it’s finally finished. The shawl has been completed, I probably could have done a row or two more but once the final colour change came through I didn’t want to risk running out of yarn.  I do still need to weave in the ends and stretch it but the actual crocheting is complete. 

So then I put a few more rounds on my Campfire Quilt. This was one of those patterns I just had to make ( it’s by  Suzyquilts )but it came to standstill when I wasn’t feeling the best so hopefully it won’t be too much longer before I finish it. 

When I didn’t have time to get the machine out I worked a little more on my Home SewnSampler Bag by Anni Downs

I also did some stitching on a project my eldest boy started about 15 years ago. I call it his psychedelic chicken ( they are certainly colours I would never have dreamed of picking😂). I am going to make it into a cushion for him. 


So all in all a productive week. 

15 minute days/ week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/January = 31/31 days
15 minute days/2020 =32/32 days
Success rate = 100%

Well I’m off to Kate’s Life in Pieces to see what everyone else has been working on this week. Thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve done. Sooner or later I’ll figure out how to post comments from this device🤦‍♀️










Monday, 27 January 2020

Week 4 Check In

I am glad this year has gotten off to a really good start for me with this goal. Although I may not have had a finish yet I am seeing progress which is the most important thing 😜.  This week was again spent mostly working on the shawl, I’m beginning to think I have a never ending ball of yarn 🙄 surely it has to come to an end soon. 

I also finished my Snoopy block I am just trying to decide whether it needs a border or not. I am just making a mini out of it because I loved the block and I was trying out foundation paper piecing when I started it. What do you think does it need a border?

Well I’m off to Kate’s Life in Pieces to check out what everyone else has been working on during their 15 minutes. 


15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/January = 25/25 days
15 minute days/2020 = 25/25 days
Success rate = 100%

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Another check in😁

Just checking in with Kate over at Life In Pieces for the 15 minutes to stitch. So far this year I have managed to stay on track😁. I was expecting to finish my shawl this week and if I had just stuck to the pattern I would have been but I had this much yarn remaining on my ball and I thought it would be a waste not to use the whole colour spectrum so I have decided to extend it a bit. 

This is what it currently looks like

I also managed to fix the block I had mucked up last week 

15 minute days/ week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/January = 18/18 days
15 minute days/2020 = 18/18 days

Success rate = 100%


I wanted to thank everyone who stops by I really appreciate you visiting and your comments. I have been visiting your blogs and reading along and seeing how everyone is doing but I haven’t figured out how to leave comments from my mobile device. My computer died and I have been struggling to post from my phone. Just know I am cheering you on silently until I can figure out how to do it from my phone. 

Monday, 13 January 2020

15 Minute Check In

So the second week has come to and end and I’m happy to report I got 15 minutes a day in every day this week. I spent most of the week working on my shawl and I have made such good progress I’m expecting to have it finished in week 3.  I only have about 5 rows to go now 😁


The other thing I did a bit of work on was my RSC quilt from 2014. I completed another block only to realise the next day I had put part of it in wrongly so now I need to fix it but all in all progress was made. 


15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/January = 11/11 days
15 minute days/2020 = 11/11 days
Success rate = 100%

Linking up with Kate over at Life in Pieces 



Monday, 6 January 2020

15 minutes😁

I have managed to do my 15 minutes and sometimes more everyday this week which has helped me make progress on some ufos😁.  I did end up making a list of things I had started and I’m afraid to say I have 56😱 projects to complete 😳. If the progress I have made this week is anything to go by I should able to make the list a bit shorter by the end of the year.

The things I have made progress with this week include 
Rainbow Buddha Shawl

Farmers Wife Sampler quilt






The first 2 blocks I had finished. I only had to add the handle to the basket block and I made the fourth block.

Home Sewn Sampler Bag








The first five photos of this are just a reference to where I am at with it, the last photo shows some of the progress I made with it this week.

So so far in 2020 I have done

15 minute days/week = 4/4 days
15 minute days/January = 4/4 days
15 minute days/2020 = 4/4 days
Success rate = 100%

Have to be happy with that😃

Linking up with Kate over at Life in Pieces

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Back to 15 minutes a day

I really want to get back on track with my crafting in 2020 and I would like to finish up some more of the UFOs I still have to complete so what better way to do it than to join Kate over at Life in Pieces for 15 minutes of stitching per day.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Meet Kim the Little Kitty!

I have finished another little project. This one was made for a friend who lost a lot in the recent floods up here. I hope it will brighten her day a little.




Made with a pattern by One & Two Company

Saturday, 9 February 2019

My first finish for the year might have taken a while but my second one was nice and quick!

This one was a few days in the making mainly due to a blackout but at least now it's done!

A blue froggy bookmark for a friend! (DD thinks he looks like Grover!)

Friday, 8 February 2019

Soo Excited!!!

The kit I was talking about yesterday arrived today! I was worried it may have been lost or damaged in the floods but it arrived safe and sound!


Any guesses to what it might be?

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Finally a Finish!

It took a while this year to get a finish but here it is! My version of Little Ella pattern is by  Little Aqua Girl. I am so happy with it! I just love Erinna's patterns they are so amazing and easy to follow. In fact, I just bought a kit from her for one of my next projects! I wonder what it will be...

Anyway here are the photos of Little Ella in green!




Wednesday, 6 February 2019

So It's been a while!

I feel like it's been forever since I posted here, 2018 was a year of changes for me which meant I needed time to adjust hence the no postings! Hopefully, now that things are settling down a bit I will get time to not only do some crafting but also to post here. One of the first things I did when I got back on was to update my 2018 Finishes page. It's always great to see what I've completed throughout the year and I did still manage to get quite a few finishes last year despite the adjustments. 

I know I am a bit late joining in but I am going to try and join Kate at  Life in Pieces for 15 Minutes to Stitch and even though I shouldn't start anything new (because I still have UFOs from 2013 to finish!) I am going to join in with the No Fuss Stitchalong. They are doing the Romancing the Road Trip Quilt and it is one I have been wanting to do for ages! With a bit of encouragement and inspiration from them I might just get it done (or at least get it well on the way!) 

I am also a bit obsessed with Amigurumi now! I love making these little creations and seeing how each one develops their own little character! This the one I am currently working on.

I am hoping to finish it very, very shortly but I had a little bit of trouble finding the right size safety eyes. I have ordered some online but it looks like they might be delayed due to the flooding we are experiencing here at the moment. But I didn't let that stop me! I found a magazine with a kit on it that might just have the right size eyes! So watch this space! 

I also decided to give some other crochet a go and I have been working on this 
I still have a few more rounds to go on it but hopefully, it will look alright when it is done.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Yes I am still here!

It's been a while I know!
So here is a little look at some of the things I have been doing

                                                   This was for a friend who reads a lot!
            A better look at his face
 I started on a new quilt to go on my new bed :0)
 This little guy is just for fun!

This will be a housewarming gift for my niece when she moves.