Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Natalie's quilt

I have three more finished blocks for my Natalie's quilt that I started and blogged about here.  To be honest these were made before Dad's hospitalization but I got them out today to motivate me to continue with them.  Please excuse the wrinkles, they have been packed away for a while.

Some lovely things:
I thought I would share some lovely things I have come across or bought recently.  The first is a lovely package that came in the mail last week.  I joined the Happy-go-knitty 4 ply shawl club which runs May, June and July to expand my knitting skills.  Each month I receive a hand-dyed yarn, a shawl pattern and some extra goodies.  May's package came last week and as you can see it is on my needles already.  The extra treats were these gorgeous cat stitch markers and some yummy Frooze balls which is a healthy but treaty snack (they didn't make it to the photo!)

My second lovely thing is my new stepladder, an old one that has been given a new lease on life with a gorgeous spotty top.  A new shop has opened nearby called Home and it is full of vintage/retro goodies as well as crafts and clothes made by local artisans.  I had been thinking we needed a stepladder and this one is just perfect.

Thank you for all the kind comments about my Dad.  It is such a pleasure to see him regaining strength each week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week with plenty of time to do what you love, Wendy xx

15 comments:

  1. I always love to see what beautiful things you are working on! :)

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  2. Hi Wendy so glad is dad is feeling better,sending big hugs.
    Oh I love your shawl knitting the colour is gorgeous as is the pattern,and your new ladder is very cute,love it,I hope you have a lovely day xx

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  3. Lovely projects, Wendy. Glad to hear your Dad is feeling better.

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  4. Love the baskets -lovely fabric. The wool is lovely and so is the knitting pattern - you are going to have some beautiful shawls to wear. The step-ladder is too cute for words!

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  5. I love those blocks... very pretty and the shawl is looking great too.... wonderful find in the stepladder...
    Hugz

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  6. Lovely baskets, glad you got them out to work on. Good to hear your dad is getting better. Lovely knitting as always the cat stitch markers are the cutest! Sounds like I need another trip to 'H' town with Julie to find this Home shop..............sounds too good to miss! Nice to see you back in bloggyland.

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  7. Your knitting is so pretty, no wonder you couldn't wait to start! I'm thinking you will be a regular customer at the new shop, it's a cute finish on the step ladder.

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  8. lovely blocks, how many have you made now?
    love the shawl you are so clever sewing on the circular needle. Never tried them.
    great new spotty step ladder, sound slike a lovely shop to visit.
    happy days

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  9. Glad your dad is on the improve Wendy,. Love this quilt of Natalie's and your's is going to be so pretty in those fabrics. Such pretty yarn to play with

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  10. Hi Wendy, love your knitting projects, you are sure keeping busy! I really should get back to blogging!

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  11. Hi Wendy - great to see you are creating again. Your basket blocks are just lovely - but Oh that stool, how wonderful & red polka dots too !!!!! :-) I think that would've definately had to come home with me.

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  12. Hello Wendy,

    Using the hand dyed yarn will make your knitting unique, love the little extra's that come in the parcel. My goodness that stool is lovely, the new shop sounds like it has lots of treasures to tempt the buyer.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  13. The shawl club sounds like a great idea....love the start you've made and the cute stitch markers. Your baskets are gorgeous too. Isn't that stool way cool?! Great purchase. Nice to hear that your Dad is progressing well and gaining strength again.

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  15. Your knitting is just wonderful !
    Florence

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