Monday, 25 January 2016

Sunshine through the Rain

I needed a bit of cheering up as the weather is so dull and depressing at the minute, so I picked a couple of bunches of daffodils and they did the trick. They sat in my kitchen making me smile an think of sunshine every time I've looked at them.
I found my Valentine quilt top out after a good rummage through my WIP's.
I hadn't got as far as I thought!
The borders are now on so I just need to quilt it and it'll be done.
I've also been doing some stitching for the Send a Little Love Swap hosted by Tracy. I love this swap I've been taking part in it for a few years now and it never fails to start my Swap year off with a bang.
 I'll post pictures of that when Glenda has received it.
Send a Little Love Swap 2016
I can't actually believe that it's nearly the end of January! Where did it go? The months seam to wizz by alot quicker the older I get.
I'm of to do a bit more stitching. Have a lovely week.

Melanie xxx

Thursday, 14 January 2016


It's taken a while but I have eventually finished my Granny Stripe blanket from Attic 24 

I bought the wool pack from Yarndale 2014 and started it in the October, so it has been a long project. I wanted it for my bed so it was rather large. I love it now it's done and I've bought the Cozy Stripe wool pack so that is next for the hook!
I haven't done any sewing at all this year yet.
I'll have to remedy that but I'm having trouble deciding on my next project. 

I think I'm going to finish a Valentine quilt while I decide what to do. I've had it on the go for umpteen years, so it's about time I finished it. As far as I can remember it just needs backing and quilting, but I could be wrong! I'll go and dig it out tomorrow and see what needs doing.

Happy Stitching
Melanie xxxx

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Swap Roundup

Here are a couple more Christmas swaps I participated in.
I was partnered with Maria for the Send us your Christmas Swap.
She sent me lots of lovely gifts
I was also her secret #StitchingSanta Swap partner and sent her these goodies.
 And received these from Sally

Thanks for being fabulous swap partners.

Melanie xxx

Friday, 8 January 2016

Santa Sack Swap 2015

The lovely Cheryll hosted her annual Santa Sack Swap and I was partnered up with Tracy and she really spoiled me.
 This is what I sent in her sack.
Thanks ladies for a great swap.

Melanie xxx