Sunday, 12 July 2015


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Kelly! The newly weds got married in style on the island of Kos. Caroline was able to show off her hand crocheted flowers to the group. We now understand why she was busy beavering away trying out new patterns for flowers. Fabulous! The individual flowers were taken to Kos  and then assembled into this stunning bouquet for the wedding.

This amazing throw was made in secret by some of our members as a wedding present for Caroline and Tommy. Elaine, Linda, Dawn, Donna, Lyn, Fee, Norma, Susan and Audrey shared the work and Caroline didn't notice white squares being passed over to Elaine. There were a few tricky moments in its construction when they were nearly found out.   It is magnificent! Well done, to all who participated.

Elaine is a very kind aunt! She made this cushion from a  catch hook kit for a niece who loves horse and she completed this Mermaid's Tail for another niece who loves Mermaids! They will love you for ever, Elaine!

Squares for Nepal. Elaine sent off a bundle of squares to Nepal charity last week and Roberta appeared with a bundle of 40 squares that she made. Janice managed to complete a square in spite of the fact that she was whizzing around on cloud nine due to the arrival of her grandson.

Just to prove that the grandson has finally arrived, Louise and Andrew brought baby Christopher into the group to show him off. He is a wee charmer! As usual, a new baby caused a stir in the group and there was a crowd waiting for a "wee hold!" Such a great way to celebrate Janice's birthday.

Jill loves her crafting but is unable to come along to the group every week due to work commitments.
 This week she was delighted to show this beautiful ripple baby blanket that she had created for a friend at work. I love the colours. You friend will will be delighted with this, Jill!

Kat made this c2c blanket for herself using aran. Well, we all enjoy our comfort!

The second picture shows Kat with the cowl she saw in the Hunger Games movie and desperately wanted. Her lovely sister, Fran , made this for her in super chunky and as you can see, Kat is delighted!

Anthea has been spinning and dyeing yarn again. The dark hank is super fine Shetland yarn which is a purple variegated DK weighing 200g. The light coloured yarn is a turquoise  she dyed herself and mixed with a pink yarn that she got at a swap night. This is a DK in 100g and has been triple plied. 

Morag is getting back into knitting again after a long break. The white coat was a devil to do and she had to frog it on numerous occasions. Morag was determined to complete the coat and she has made a great job of it. The bolero has been worked in eyelash yarn and is from an old pattern that she has had for years. The third outfit was knitted from a pattern that Morag did for her daughter, Jillian, 45 years ago! It's ok, Jillian, your age will remain a secret with us! By the way, the original price is still on the pattern.

Donna has been working on a Quiet Book for her daughter. Above you can see Mr Potato Head and the components for Mrs Potato Head. The image below depicts a scene representing a song that Abby enjoys at nursery about Five Little Monkeys.

Fiona Orr has discovered this great pattern for baby hats. It is called, "Sweet like Candy" by "Charmed by You." As you can see, Fiona has had fun trying the pattern in several different colourways. So cute and parctical

Mr and Mrs Kelly were given a cash gift from the group to buy something nice. Luckily, Caroline managed to avoid Hobbycraft on her way home that night.

After consulting with members of the group on Tuesday night it was decided to increase the weekly subscription to £1 per week to meet the costs of postage of charity makes and other expenses that the group has incurred.

Everyone is eagerly anticipating the Red Challenge which will be held on the First Tuesday of October. Plans are being hatched and there is a great deal of whispering going on!

The group enjoyed their visit to Marks and Spencer's Cafe so much that it has been decided to make it a regular event. We will meet on the last Tuesday of each month in M & S Cafe to indulge in crafting, shopping and coffee.

Happy Crafting!

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