Thursday, 16 February 2017

To Shop Or Not To Shop, That Is The Question?

Sadly the sewing in fairy did not pay me a visit so I had to sew all the ends in myself.  It was worth all the effort I really liked the end result, all ready to be rolled into a basket for those cooler evenings.

 
Using the same colour yarn I have made a start on what will become a large granny square, they seem to be making a revival.  it is one of the first things I made when I learnt to crochet many moons ago.
 
 
I have also made a start on another quilt to finish off the parcel for my daughters best friend.  The cute little woodland animals are a delight.
 



 
These are the little projects that I had ready for when we were on our travels so I am going to have to add to the travel bag once again. 
 
The freezers are now almost empty and the store cupboard is coming to an end, the uncertainty of exchange and completion dates I am now finding quite irksome.  To do a food shop or not, that is the question????  Our plans are now on hold once again...
 
See you soon.
 
 

34 comments:

  1. Really love your quilt. I am so excited for you, do you live near the shops to just do a few days at a time?

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    1. Like all local village shops they are quite expensive but I think that is probably the best way forward.

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  2. I really love the quilt, that is so beautiful and something that, I'm sure, will be treasured forever. They do say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, that's why we've stayed put for twenty three years. Hope you get a firm date soon so that you can plan accordingly.

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  3. Love those cute hedgehogs on your quilt.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that you get some news on your move soon-x-

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  4. The quilt is so sweet and I like the soothing colors of your afghan. Best of luck on getting things finalized. Heather

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  5. The woodland animals are adorable. You have done a lovely job of your blanket and well done for sewing in all the ends. Granny squares are so addictive and fun to do.

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  6. Love the woodland critters. Think I'd just start eating out.

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  7. All of your handicrafts are beautiful as always. I've been watching some podcasts and I think it's funny to see people who are primarily knitters discover crochet. They almost seem to think that it's something that is new! Those of us who've been doing it along know that it is been around forever! Ha ha! Your little quilt is just darling. The animals are so sweet. The uncertainty of moving can be so frustrating. I'm so looking forward to moving for retirement. The question is, where do we go?
    Blessings, Betsy

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  8. The quilt is looking so cute..

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  9. Your blanket is beautiful. I have tried crochet a few times and just can't get on with it so stick to knitting. The quilt is very cute!

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  10. It is difficult when everything's up in the air isn't it, hopefully you'll know soon. I often wish the sewing in fairy would come to visit, but alas... Beautiful quilt xx

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  11. You might just have to dine out! :-) I hope all this sorts out soon so you can move on with your exciting plans. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. The woodland creatures are so cute! We are still hanging on for our entry date - we gather that the searches now take weeks and weeks to be done.

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  13. Beautiful blanket and a very cute quilt. Fingers crossed you will soon be on your way and will not need to do very much shopping.

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  14. Lovely blanket and the quilt looks super cute!

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  15. Your woodland creatures quilt is sweet amd no doubt will be greatly loved.

    Too bad the uncertainty of things right now is stressing you. Hopefully soon all will be resolved.

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  16. The woodland quilt is so cute! I'd buy a bit of food to hold you over. Sorry the stress is adding up. Praying it works out soon for you and then you head to your adventurous move to your island!

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  17. definitely food shop because then you will get news!!

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  18. The house stress will end - I promise, and like you the freezer is virtually bare and the cupboards empty. We are ready, think we might have a few days of takeaways while still in town as once we move there is nothing for miles
    Love the woodland animals on the quilt

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  19. It must be hard to know what to do for the best, I suppose it depends how close to shops you are as to how many days at a time you buy for. I love the quilt with its hedgehogs and rabbits:)

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  20. Oh, the waiting and in-between times are the most difficult. I hope your house deals are completed soon. You're certainly putting in your time productively.

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  21. Your needle works are so nice! I learned to crochet a granny square too when I first learned. Now that little quilt is darling. I love the fabric with all of the little hedgehogs! Thanks for popping into see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. I love the color combo you used for your blanket. It is VERY pretty.

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  23. Your quilts are always beautiful. I like the quilt with the woodland animals.

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  24. I love your ripple blanket's colour scheme. Very nicely done, Lorraine. Also I wish there was a sewing fairy living at my house too! If you locate her, send her my way! ;-)

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  25. I love your ripple blanket's colour scheme. Very nicely done, Lorraine. Also I wish there was a sewing fairy living at my house too! If you locate her, send her my way! ;-)

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  26. You are really cracking out the projects now. At least the downtime has the benefit of providing more time for them.

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  27. What a lovely ripple blanket -- nice colours. I really like them in your granny square too.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead...
    Brenda

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  28. Oh my, those woodland creatures are just darling! A beautiful quilt, sweet friend :)

    Hugs to you!

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  29. Such beautiful work and so much.. I have read back and wow what a lot of crochet items, all lovely.
    Thank you for your comments, my craft work has suffered over the period since I broke my arm, and some other illnesses but reading through your blog I can feel a crochet spurt coming on!

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  30. SOrry about your plans being on hold. Maybe a small shop would be best. Love your blankets.

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  32. A small shop seems the way to go. Hope things are settled soon, and meanwhile - Love the quilt!
    Amalia
    xo

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  33. Sorry you have a bit of "unknown" going on. It is hard to know what to do sometimes. Your throw is lovely! Great finish!
    xoxo
    Lynn

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