It was time for the monthly get-together for our little craft group on Saturday and this time it was hosted by Sarah whose home is in Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire.
If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that we love to do various crafts, eat and drink, natter and laugh and have a thoroughly good time. This time was no exception, we all had a super day and were introduced to Jeni, a new member of our group who is as mad as the rest of us so will fit in just fine!
|Sarah and Colly, busy eating and i-padding but some crafting was carried out as well!|
|Tammy stitching up a meerkat that she had knitted|
|Pam working on the edging of her corner-2-corner blanket and Jeni making felted birds|
|Sarah working on her cross stitch|
|Our new member Jeni makes the most amazing felted birds and animals|
|Here is an amazing owl she sat and made for Colly|
|And here is Thumper, how cute is he?|
|And I am now the proud owner of this robin which Jeni made for me, how she makes these so quickly I have no idea!|
|The crafty gang!|
|I finished crocheting the squares for my first Sunshine blanket|
|Although this wasn't made on Saturday I just had to show you this amazing quilt that Colly made for a friend of mine|
These days we spend together are so good, we all get along fine and it is good to take time out in our busy lives to enjoy each others company and work on our hobbies. It really motivates me to do more crafting when other people around me are doing the same thing.
My challenge this year is to complete 12 sunshine blankets of love which I am planning to donate to a local residential care home at the end of the year. These are lap size blankets and part of my aim is to reduce my wool stash pile but at the same time do something that I enjoy and which has a useful end product. There are so many ideas whizzing around in my head and this is an ideal way of trying out different designs.
I am waiting for my new toy to arrive so that I can block these squares before assembling them into a blanket. My new gadget is a blocking board made by @daisyboocreations. These squares really require blocking out so I cannot wait for the board to arrive and try it out, it should be here soon.
In the meantime I started on sunshine blanket no. 2 yesterday afternoon after our drive back from Cambridgeshire. I am calling this one Rose Garden and looking forward to seeing how this one looks when it is assembled.
Well that is all for now, until my next post ......