Saturday, November 7, 2015

Another block bites the dust!

I've had the tune of Queen's 'Änother one bites the dust' play through my mind at random moments whenever I've thought about doing this post :D

As I mentioned before, the plan going forward will be to try and finish at least one of the quilt blocks a week until I get all caught up on this project. I finished the block over Halloween weekend but just haven't had the time to do this post....

If you compared my block with the pic from the instruction sheet, you'll see that I managed to reverse the positioning of my yacht.....I'm such a klutz! But I reckoned that in the greater scheme of things it probably wouldn't be noticeable amongst all the other blocks!

There has been some more crochet taking place.....and Serenity is back into the evening schedule of stitching pics as yet but I'll get there! And I have yet to do my quilt block for this week.....where has the time gone?!?!

I'll also be making a new start soon.....I've decided on a Lizzie Kate design for my new nephew so need to get that on the go too! probably already know but Nancy has another give-away for her primitive do head over to her blog and enter here :)

Have a fantastic weekend all! I'm off to a Turkish cooking class this afternoon....they cook....I eat.....what could be better :D'

Take care

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop


Spooky greetings all :)  Thanks for popping over to My Little of Cyberspace!

This year has not seen loads of Halloweenie stitching....which is sad as it's really my favourite theme to stitch for! I did manage to stitch this little piece of fun though :)

"Just Batty" by Lizzie Kate

If you're participating in Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's Hallowe'en Blog Hop, then I suppose you're here wanting your next letter...Right? :D

So without any further ado.....your next letter in the mystery is

Image :

Be sure to  BOO! at Heather when you pop over to Fantasy Cross Stitch for a visit and collect your next letter :)

Happy Halloween All :)

Take care

Friday, October 30, 2015

SFS October 2015

Month : October
Spent   : $31,75
Earned: Not going to track - will try to remain within the $25 budget!
Carried forward: $61,75

I caved......would you believe that I actually caved and bought stuff knowing that I really don't "need" anything new :(

I couldn't resist the Interweave Sale - the savings were MASSIVE and as everything was digital downloads....I went ahead and bought a few back issues of the brilliant "Piecework" magazine...and even a back issue of  "Soccupied"

PieceWork May/June 2013
PieceWork November/December 1997

PieceWork July/August 2000
PieceWork, July/August 2003 
PieceWork, July/August 2008
PieceWork March/April 2015
Simply Sockupied 2012
I also went ahead and got two "paper"magazines from my local magazine shop.....

Now to actually *use* these lovelies!

Have a lovely weekend all!

Take care

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A little bit of craftiness...

My plan had been to do this post a few days after my last.....seriously! I don't know how more than a week and a bit escaped past my watchful eyes!

So without any further ado......let me share the little bit of craftiness I've been up to :)

I think I may have mentioned that I was knitting a jersey for my soon to be born nephew (still keeping fingers crossed that it'll be ON my birthday!). Well the jersey is finished .....just needs to have the sleeves stitched and it's button put on and voila!

I found this easy top-down pattern here. And when I say easy......I mean E-A-S-Y!!! I had this baby done in two evenings.....and I do NOT knit fast! Marianna has a host of gorgeously cute patterns that will make you want to pick up those knitting needles!

I have indulged my whim to start something new and went rummaging through the stash drawers and containers. I've always found that Lizzie Kate satisfies my needs for a quick, pretty that's where I ended up heading to :)

Do Your Best by Lizzie Kate

This kit comes with all the bits to make up a pillow.....but I'm not sure that's how I want to finish it! I'm leaning towards a needle book....haven't made one in ages and they're oh so practical! What do you think ?

I've also dusted off my subscription quilt blocks that I've let fall by the wayside and finished two of the blocks from the "Sew & Stitch" magazine series.

When we had that terrible postal strike last year in which my Chatelaines went missing, my subscription copies of the magazine also stopped as they held them back, fearing it would go missing in the mail (a wise decision considering what happened!). Once mail service kind of resumed, I got flooded with so many back issues that it just seemed like too much and I put them on the back burner. But no more! I am determined to do at least one of these blocks every week......which reminds me......this week is about done and I've yet to get cracking.....

Now....I'm pretty sure that the whole of stichy blogland is aware of Nancy's generosity and fantastic giveaways.....there are surprise packages......choose your stash prizes.....fabric prizes
And there's still some time left to enter so please do!

Its SFS reporting time as expect another post soon!

Have a lovely evening all

Take care

Monday, October 12, 2015

I did it!!!

Yes I did! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

And what has the lunatic woman gone and done I hear you mumbling.......

Well......finished my first 10km race under the cut off time :)

 It was fantastic and just felt *right* that my first race was a Women's Race!

Proceeds from the 10km race and 5km fun run goes to Reach for Recovery, which provides emotional and practical support for women with breast cancer.

The Spar Women's Road Race Johannesburg is run as part of 5 series races across the country and is the largest women's series race in the world! Yesterday saw about 13,300 walkers/runners in Johannesburg take to the streets to complete the 5km or 10 km run. This was the last city of the series with the total number of runners over the past few months totalling over 100,000!!!

The boys were allowed to participate too as long as they were all dollied up :D

I'll be back with a more crafty post in a day or so :)

Have fun folks!