Vicki the lovely lady who organises the Grow Your Blog Party has slotted me onto the list, after I must have fallen through a crack in the system ~
... so thankfully I can now party fully!
I may be coming later than expected to the party - but I'm here and waving Hello from a chilly East Yorkshire, UK.
Vicki's blog is a feast, do go find her beautiful textile nests and most recently her luscious knitted hats and the full list of the blogs taking part in this years event will be found here ~
If you've popped in from the GYB list then I'm thrilled you felt inclined to drop by and if you already do pop in here from time to time,
then welcome back : )
I work 3 days a week making tactile and Brailled resources for visually impaired children. I took flexible retirement last year and really enjoy having more time for myself and the grandchildren. In fact I am considering dropping to term time from april so I can have even more time to myself.
A Topic Box stone circle model and a
fastening waistcoat for a disabled child
Once upon a time I was an RAF Air Load Master, loading VC10 aircraft and flying world wide but after marriage and then bringing up 2 children alone, I have fallen quite happily into being an old biddy,
with 2 cats and 1 dog and can please myself which craft
to faff with and when!
I also did about 20 years or so of cat rescue and this is the first time in many years, I've only had 2 cats lol
Isn't it amazing how helpful cats can be?
Some of my current stitching ~
This below is my first 'rosette' in Katja Murak's BOM which is currently cutting up an obsessive storm and well worth taking a look at.
There is a Facebook New Hexagon Millefiori group page,
go on I dare you, take a look!
Katja's book The New Hexagon has full sized patterns for most of the 3" hexi blocks needed to make each months rosette shape, through 2015.
So all you need is to buy the book and the BOM details are all provided free for you to follow along with.
My final round of hexi blocks is slightly different to the January pattern, but that's a flaw in my Creative Gene, I rarely ever follow a pattern exactly!
Impatient to start on the February rosette which won't be released till Feb 1st, I started another batch of blocks which will no doubt slot in somewhere in the making of this quilt.
some birdie pennants
and one of my stitch trees which use recycled materials throughout.
Well the thread used for the stitching is newly bought lol
Anyway am sure you are impatient to be off cyber travelling,
so if you'd like to enter my Giveaway to celebrate the GYB Party,
please leave me a comment and make sure I can contact you by email, in case your name comes out of the draw hat!
Given that it's a great long list of blogs to visit I will draw the winners name on Feb 14th, so everyone has a chance to enter.
If the winner is from the UK then I will send them a couple of US magazines and if the winner is from elsewhere, then I will send you a couple of lovely British stitchy magazines.
Like this ~
Thank you for popping in, please do come back!