Mothers Day, Quilting and Frogging my crochet

Morning everyone, I hope that you are all well this morning.

Weather Report

I think the best thing is to get this over with, it is not a great start to the day today.

I can't see across to the hills from our bedroom, it is misty.....  and cloudy..... and dark.....

WIPs

On a much brighter note I have almost finished the knitted shawl only another 30 rows to go.

 

 

Quilting

I have also started a machine quilt top using a Jelly Roll.

These are pre-cut 2 inch strips of fabric. I bought the roll in January and have not had time to start.

I had my machine out yesterday to make a tablecloth smaller, so thought I would watch a few you tube videos on how to use the roll. I picked a simple " just sew them together in approx. 45 mins."  I think that that is wishful thinking, unless the lady I watched has a Ferrari machine and I only have a steam roller.

I think my class ladies would say that I always say something is easy and quick, when it really does take more time when I do something that is not my specialist topic. I have to take more care, perhaps all teachers are the same :)

Here is a picture of my effort so far, it just looks like a jumble to me.

Crochet

Frogging, the art of pulling out your work

I started a new design and got quite a long way with it, but I have decided to pull it out and start again I think that the beginning is too complicated and I need to simplify the instructions.

It was more complicated because I have used 12 colours all at the same time........ so really the design needs to be easy to understand, too difficult in colour use and difficult instructions will be a disaster in the making.

My motto years ago was " If it is wrong pull it out " so I will take my own advice and pull it out.

 

Mothers Day

Last Sunday was Mothers Day here in the UK.

I had a lovely day, I received beautiful flowers and plant as well as new hooks and a crochet book from my daughters, Sarah and Louise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Yarn

I have ordered some new yarn for Wool to your door, I have had a letter to say that some will be coming this week. I can't wait, although I love the variety of colours that I stock in Stylecraft Special for my doll and toy patterns, we don't seem to sell lots of it, I suppose that that is because it is available in so many places. We are going to try some Caron yarns, we have ordered just a few to see what they are like and will order more when I have tried them. They are new to me so I will need to test drive them, Hurrah !!!

Come on delivery man which day are you coming?

Update

As soon as I posted this blog, there was a van outside and......

The parcel has arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woo hoo how lucky was that.

 

Right, on with the jelly roll first, then play with the new yarn..

Talk to you again next week

Ali xxx