Sunday, 24 May 2015

New Beginnings.

Jillian wanted to learn to quilt, soooooo she bought a book, Jelly Roll Quilts and some fabric and just dived in. Admittedly, Jillian has sewing experience but quilting is a different way of working. Undaunted, Jillian brought the quilt top to the craft day and picked Izzi's brains on how to complete it. The finished quilt is stunning! Just my colours. I would happily adopt it! Well done Jillian.

Janice is getting a little excited about the impending first grandchild. Now she has made bunnies and bibs to welcome the baby into the world of the Taggarts.

Norma is always busy with several projects on the go at the same time. The Granny Ripple is a new adventure for her and I just love that colourway. She used Robin DK from Watt Bros who had a special offer of 5 balls for £5. Her second finish is a pompom baby seat cover. Both blankets are for her stash.

For the blue and white star blanket Norma used ALDI yarn and trimmed it with Snowflake yarn. Beautiful.
The corner to corner blanket has been done in Merry-Go-Round and trimmed with Jester.

Fiona Orr has come on leaps and bounds with her crochet. This week Fiona completed a star blanket by following the Crochet Crews pattern for the Five Point Super Star Afghan on the internet. She used Ice Gumball that she purchased from Norma.
Fiona's second finish this week was the Road Trip shawl from For the Love of Yarn's Shawl Along Box.
 Zoom in and you will see that the shawl yarn has a sparkle to it. Fab!

Stephanie has been up to her tricks again and doing things in miniature. This pretty doll in a crib has been a secret project, The little doll has a knitted dress, headband, pants and socks. I particularly like the the little cover made with eye-lash yarn. Can you believe that this little set is for her box?

Lyn has been busy making this lovely C2C blanket with yarn given to her by her lovely daughter Fiona. Such a kind daughter!

Isabel quilted this table mat at Gartmore. Magda took her under her wing and made her do it! This was Isabel's first encounter with quilting. Apparently, it was traumatic! Which is a pity because she still has 6 place mats to make!!!!!!!

This is my finish. I'm struggling to do things at the moment due to carpal tunnel but I did take part in Elaine's class on decorating mugs using hot water and nail polish. I'm well chuffed with my finish.

Fran made some Bonding Squares for the charity Emily's Star. The squares are for babies in Neo-Natal. Mum takes one square and baby has the second.Then the squares are swapped over every 12 hours  so that the baby ends up with a square with Mum's scent on and Mum has a square with baby's scent.

Elaine will be taking deposits for Gartmore 2016 whenever she has recovered from this years.

Swati is still in India visiting her mum.

Caroline and Linda plan to do a 10k charity walk to raise funds for the Beatson in August. If you would like to join them or make a donation please speak to Caroline or Linda. Dig deep people, this is a worthy cause.

Happy crafting

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