Sunday, 23 April 2017

every cloud

Those of you who know me, know to say I am clumsy is an understatement!  
Well a few weeks ago I surpassed even my self, we left the house to go and meet some old friend, 
and I managed to fall over my own feet (wearing flats) right out side the house......knee was a mess, 
but annoyingly so were my jeans.  And I live in my jeans, 
but I also value them as they are hard to find when you need 34 inch leg. 
So I was very very cross with my self. 
It was a brilliant night even with an ooozy bloody knee (sorry). 
And the next day I thought can I save my jeans. 
So I trimmed the hole, and raided my stash of denim.  I have never binned any old jeans,
 I have always though I could do something with them, maybe a large picnic blanket, 
(but I must have about twenty old pairs).
I found a good stripey piece from an old pair of M&S jeans, when I had worn them they made me feel like I was wearing pajamas!  But they were perfect for a star.
I cut the star a little larger so there was enough to turn under, 
it's then pinned over the hole and hand stitched it into place.
and ta-dah.
Really pleased with how it turned out, I think its really given these jeans a new lease of life.
Though when I am looking down it does look like a star fish has attached itself to my knee!
So every cloud does have a silver lining,
oh and knee has know healed so I am back in the sea swimming again, heaven.

Friday, 7 April 2017

watching Liberty

My watch seems to be suffering....

The actual watch bit is fine, but the strap has given up the ghost, now its a cheap watch but when I went to replace the strap it was going to cost £35 and be sent away. The watch only cost £70!
Thinking cap on.

So I made one!


Using some left over Liberty lawn with the strap long enough that I can tie it round my wrist.

I have stitched the strap, but might try doing it with tiny press studs then I can change my strap with my outfit and with the season.

ends need tucking in though...
Really pleased with how this has turned out, think I actually prefer it to the original.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Green house girls

This winter my friend Claire and I have made it our mission to walk all the Green Lanes in Guernsey and yesterday we headed down one towards the south coast that neither of us had done before.  In an island this small it is amazing how often that can happen!  Well this lane ran along side an old green house, now sadly there are alot of empty ones here, but that wasnt the case, but it did take us by surprise.

It was full of cows!  Neither of us had ever seen that before, but what a sensible idea, it would be toasty warm in there over winter, the cows had loads of space, and it was only a short walk down the grassy lane to the cliff top fields. Cow Heaven.


Thank you Claire for taking the photos on her phone as I had left mine in the car.
What is the strangest thing you have seen a green house being used for?  And you can have wedding reception - sorry!  That's what Chris and I did ;-)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

The squares are coming together......

 Well in January 2015 I started my use-it-up quilt
and now I have all sixteen squares of my quilt done, and so have started to sew them together in strips of four. And the first row is done.
 Now just need too do the other three, then sew them all together, then do the boarder, then the wadding and the backing.......
....then I will be finished!
Hopefully this wont take another two years????

Thursday, 16 March 2017

shell mirrors

Last week I was in the OGH as smart local hotel meeting a friend for coffee, oh and just a mention they do fabulous posh afternoon teas!  After wards I was wondering through the hotels and came across this amazing wall, I hadn't seen it before, I was impressed.
The mirrored wall was covered in beautiful Victorian Shell frames and pictures. I love this combination of antique and modern.
Had to go back and get a close up. Like them alot, they are up there with the glasss jelly fish