Monday, January 11, 2010

Summer stitching…

It is sooo hot today that I’ve contemplated hopping into my freezer on a number of occasions. It is 8.30pm and still 40 degrees! (that’s about 105 Fahrenheit!) We are all enjoying doing very little these holidays – in fact we haven’t really been out of the house other than to get groceries!! I have been reading my new Christmas book – I am hooked on the Elm Creek quilting series, it’s official.  We are due to go down to the beach tomorrow, so tonight it’s time to pack and the book is definitely on the list.

But a little update on our household craftiness… Kylie gave my big girl a craft book for Christmas which has started her knitting up a storm… despite many obstacles in her life!


After two days of knitting we welcomed “Brown Bear” into our famiy…


We were all very impressed with this little fellow and the expression on the owners face tells it all!

I have finally finished the binding on my Recess quilt – I just met the 2009 deadline! I’m really pleased with how it turned out-


The quilting is called “sticky buns” and softens the angular nature of this quilt. If only I could say I’d quilted it, but, alas… in time… in time!!!


Must get packing and enthused about holidays. It’s me and the four cherubs for the rest of this week and then I return on the weekend for some mummy only time as my DH is taking charge by the beach. Kylie and I are off to do a little hand piecing class at Somerset Patchwork and Quilting. Oh that will be wonderful….


Happy stitching to you all,

Krafty KJ


smileykylie said...

well done on all that knitting I love brown bear! we might need to get that book too! can't wait till saturday love k

Janellybelly said...

Emily is a knitting star!
I'm so glad you've got addicted to the Elm Creek novels, they'll be perfect to read whilst you're away. The recess quilt is just beautiful.
Have a wonderful time at Somerset on Saturday - text updates please :)
Janelle xx

clare's craftroom said...

Your daughter knits a lot better than I do , looks great !

texmorg said...

Tell your dsughter WELL DONE. He is very cute. Try and stay cool and enjoy your class.

Handmade said...

What a gorgeous little bear! Great work.