Monday, 25 January 2016

Crafting Get-together

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 ......


  1. Those colours are just gorgeous, they are all colours that I would choose myself. You all look as if you're having a great time! And thank you for the kind comments on my blog.

  2. What a great gathering, lovely to meet up with like minded people. Love your granny squares, looking forward to hearing about your new blocking board.

  3. It must be fun to see everyone's different projects and their progress on them each month, Jan! Those little felted creations by Jeni are adorable. And I admire your goal for creating 12 blankets to donate--I'm sure you'll achieve it!

    Have a happy week :)

  4. You look as if you're having a good time at your crafting group and it's interesting to see what each member is working on. These groups are a good way of getting together with others who share the same interests. All the best with the making of your blankets for the care home.

  5. What a lovely bunch! Love those felted animals.

  6. Your craft group looks great and what a talented group. I was bought a needle felting kit for Christmas and was amazed at your friend's animals and birds - I think I need a bit more practice!Your sunshine blankets are going to be beautiful and I'm sure will be much appreciated and that blocking board looks very useful - much better than my old foam kneeling mat! Have a good week. xx

  7. Hi Jan, your craft group looks like a lot of fun. Jeni's felting is very impressive, she's so talented. Your crochet is looking really beautiful, I just love all the colors. I hope you're having a good week so far.

  8. What a lovely group of ladies to get together and craft with. Your squares look wonderful, I am sure that the blankets will be much loved and gratefully received. xx

  9. Your craft group looks such fun and Jeni's animals are fantastic! Sarah x

  10. It was so nice to meet your crafting friends. Your blankets are so lovely. I especially like the one in purple pink tones. Have a great week, Pat

  11. Brilliant. You are so quick. I'm looking forward to seeing the blocking board, I think I ought to get one too. :-)

  12. What a talented bunch you are! It looks like a creative and happy time was had by all. Your crocheted squares are gorgeous, as ever :)
    Cathy x

  13. We did and always do have a great time with each other don't we Jan and it's so nice that we have been introduced to felting by the very talented Jeni, I now have an owl, a badger, two boxing hares, a fox and a red squirrel. I love your little Robin.

  14. Your crafting group looks like so much fun. All the crafts are wonderful but wow at the felted animals. They are so cute. I love your blanket project. That is very thoughtful of you. I look forward to seeing you progress. Hope you have a pleasant week.

  15. Wow what a great craft group! Love your crochet squares, can't wait too see the blocking board, and the finished bkankets :)

  16. You seem to be as great group, and everyone working on a different craft. How interesting it must be to have the usual show and tell. These felt animals are so sweet.

  17. You all look like such a friendly group & I expect you have lot of fun x

  18. Love the look of your blankets. It sounds like you had a fun time...and very productive. Barbara xx