Sunday, 16 November 2014

Fair Isle Knitting

I have just finished knitting a cardigan for my eldest grand-daughter.  I started it a few months back but didn't like the way it looked, so I unpicked it, and re-knitted it.  I made it up as I went along.  I wanted it to look authentic vintage, with set-in sleeves so with various patterns to hand here is the result.  Every row is different.

It is based on this vintage knitting pattern, copies of which can be puchased here

This one took me three months now I am going to try and knit her brother a similar jumper in six weeks its a good job I wrote the pattern down as I went.

If any body is interested in my pattern please email me.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


A few weeks back we journeyed to Wells. For a city it was quite lovely and quite small.

Wells Cathedral

Clock at Wells Cathedral

Pretty road leading from the Cathedral

Harry Patch Memorial

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Not much to say at moment..............

Does anyone else get like this?  Go for days and not have much to say, or has a lot to say and the words do not flow properly.....................  Well I'm having a phase just like that at the moment.  I will be back because we went to Dingles the fairground museum the other day and have lots of photos to show. 

In the meantime I will show the lovely little bunch of flowers my friend Jane gave me last night.
Thank you Jane

Sunday, 19 October 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Sorry for mentioning that word, but I wanted to put this in my shop

Christmas quilt depicting Twelve Days of Christmas with Father Christmas'

The quilt measures 56" x 36" 

Suitable as a topper for a childs bed or as a wall hanging.

Monday, 13 October 2014


Ever since we visited the Bluebell Railway we have spotted this station in many films and programmes.  Repeats of the Agatha Christie hour on the drama channel, the remake of the Railway Children with Jenny Agutter playing the mother, and more recently in the new ITV series Granchester.  Now we play the game spot Horsted Keynes station!

Last month our son and daughter-in-law celebrated their forth wedding anniversary

So I made them this little momento.  
(Click on pictures to get a closer look)

Picked a rose from the garden to bring the last of the summer indoors,  This rosa is Silver Jubliee, our friends gave it to us for our silver wedding nine years ago.

Put another stuffed mushroon recipe here

Tried to make some Danish Pastries.  Somehow I don't think they will past muster with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and the Great British Bake Off!  But despite their looks they did taste nice!
Cinnamon flavour.

This morning my husband bought down all these brown packages from the loft.  They are speakers from old radios, how many does anyone need.............  I told him he was old and he needed to get rid of them, he promised he would put some on Ebay, but at the moment they have been abandon at the top of the stairs...............

This was seen on a credit card.  Sign, Activate, Put in you wallet and use............. trouble is you have to pay later!

The spider web is still in the car, neither of us can bring ourselves to remove it

And finally Why did the chicken cross the road...................?
To come into my garden and see what goodies could be found.  Yes it did literally cross the road, it belonged to the neighbour opposite!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Our car dashboard!

Click on picture to enlarge

Because we take the garden to the tip in our car, we get escapees.  This escapee seems to have set up residence on the dashboard of our car.  The web itself is so well constructed it looks like on of our local landmarks Butlins.