Thursday, 12 October 2017

Winter Project Link Party

Another busy few days trying to cram everything in.  As the date for visiting family and our holiday draws nearer each day so does the lack of time for completing tasks.  The lists are getting longer and longer, with not a lot getting ticked off.  The mammoth task of getting gifts wrapped starts tomorrow, I am hoping that they will all fit in the car, only time will tell.  The last of the Christmas puddings are in the slow cooker steaming away, a little early but too late to make them on our return. 

On looking through my lists of things to do I noticed that I had never completed or indeed ever started the crochet stocking that I wanted to make this year.  Whilst it is too late for the children for this year it would be nice to have a couple hanging off either the mantle or the bed for ourselves.  I really did enjoy sorting through the yarn and laying them next to each other and have come up with quite a nice combination of colours.  The trusty wool winder has been out and I have been winding some wonderful yarn cakes for ease.




Only a couple of squares done so far but at least a start has been made.  The project is easily transported so can be a something I take with me, if indeed it fits in the car.


My long term Winter project is to make a quilt for my Grandson Hector, all hand stitched and filled with love.  The fabrics have been chosen and the style picked out so a start will be made later today.


I am joining up with Jennifer thistlebearhome.com for the Winter Project Link Party in the hope that it will spur me on, they are both projects that have been on the list for awhile.  What are you working on at the moment?

See you soon.




35 comments:

  1. Those crochet stockings would make wonderful gifts too. That is something I could make during summer (portable project). Last night I was contemplating what project needed worked on the most and could not decide. My husband was getting a laugh out of that.

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  2. You are such a busy bee.
    The colours you have chosen for the stockings are sooo nice.
    Hugs-x-

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  3. The fabric you've chosen for your grandsons quilt is a lot of fun, I'm sure he'll love all of those cars :)

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  4. Love the idea of crochet stockings, it made me wonder. If I used really thick yarn and suitable size needles and a normal sock pattern whether I would get something large enough. I am still sewing through the stash, this morning I sorted out the backing for the coin quilt.

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  5. You always have a great project going. The Christmas stockings are darling. It must be a challenge to have to prepare for Christmas early; life on the island requires it, I am sure.

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  6. I just love all the fabrics, and these would make great gifts, too!

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  7. I got a wool winder and swift for my birthday and I absolutely love using them, the yarn cakes they make are so tactile, aren't they? I think you're very organised getting everything sorted out well in advance so that you're able to take everything with you when you visit family. I do like that stocking pattern.

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  8. I love the look of those stockings. I wish I was able to attempt sonething like that. I'm just on with another blanket for winter months. Trying a V-stitch for the first time. X

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  9. You are a very busy lady. I enjoyed reading your post.x

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  10. Ooh good luck 😊 I'm sure you'll get it all done, looking forward to seeing everything.

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  11. When I bought a swift at a car boot sale some years ago, I then invested in a wool winder ..... there is something very satisfying about turning a skein of yarn into a neat cake, ready to use. I love your mix of fabrics for the quilt - I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  12. Oh my goodness! You are SO well organised.

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  13. I have the wool winder too, it looks like you will be very busy making stockings and quilts. Look forward to see your makes. Cathy x

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  14. I love the stocking colors you have chosen. I have never known anyone as well organized with their projects as you are. The quilt will be so loved too.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. I have a couple of those wool winders. They are great. Love the colours you have chosen for your stockings, they will look lovely. When are you heading off and how long will you be away for? Actually you might not want to reply to that understandably!

    You are so industrious! I am supposed to be making a quilt for my son's wedding, but he just said 'just make it out of scraps' which is all well and good, but I would have liked some kind of design or pattern idea.

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  16. I had to look up what a wool winder looked like and how it worked. Such a handy thing to have for all who knit!!
    I always like the projects you do. You're very capable!

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  17. i've always wanted to crochet but i just haven't had the time to learn it.

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  18. It warms my heart to see you so busy with preparing self made gifts, here the youngsters want money and buy themselves what they want. I refuse to give an envelope at Christmas ! It's awful !

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  19. Cute crocheted stockings and crocheted pieces for the quilt. You are so good with crochets and sewing. Have a beautiful day!

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  20. The crocheted stocking pattern is charming.
    xx Beca

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  21. Love the crochet christmas stockings. I hope all you have made will fit in your car, I'm sure everything you have thought of and made will be much admired and appreciated:)

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  22. I still have the Christmas stocking my gram crocheted me :) :) Lovely colors you picked to do yours.

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  23. I love the granny square xmas stocking pattern.. I look forward to seeing yours with the colors you chose. You're so organized to have all your xmas gifts made and wrapped. I can't imagine, I'm such a procrastinator! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. You are amazing! I'm eagerly waiting to see the quilt.. it is going to be fabulous!!

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  25. Cute crocheted stockings! Love the fabrics for the quilt, too. I am crocheting a little sweater for my grandson's first birthday - I hope I have enough time! Enjoy your visit with family! xx Karen

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  26. You sound so busy and I wish wish that I was so well organised, I love the stockings they look fun to make and the fabric for the quilt looks lovely. Have a great weekend. :) x

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  27. Such sweet little stockings! I am crocheting dishcloths to match dish towels that I have just embroidered. Hoping to have enough for everyone's Christmas gifts. Enjoy your visit!

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  28. You are so good at planning ahead...and actually getting it done. I make lots of big plans and rarely get anything done. :) I love the pretty squares you've made.

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  29. Those stockings are going to look so good and just right for hanging up in your cottage. Some lovely fabrics for Hectors quilt, love the ‘cars’ fabric xx

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  30. Oh what a terrific idea to be part of a craft along to get inspired :) your colors are just gorgeous! Maria

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  31. troppo belli i avori a mattonelle!!

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  32. I'm so envious, if you could bottle your energy and sell it you would make a fortune. Your craft projects are gorgeous, the little shopper is adorable. I like the idea of your cranberry mincemeat pies, oh and those quiches, I could just eat some of that now! Dear Mickey, taking the cushion with him, smart as well as handsome. Our two more or less have the run of downstairs. They have their own comfy beds but sleep on the furniture too. I would like to stop it but I know it would be an uphill struggle. We recently decorated our small study room and said it was going to be a “no dogs” zone, which is fine if we remember to close doors, if not Buster is in there on the sofa and resting his head on a cushion just like Mickey. I’m glad you’ve found a welcoming church, you are settling in well :-)

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  33. I am sure that you will be able to find space for the stocking supplies. Those are a great car project. I really like the colors that you chose.

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  34. I need to learn how to plan. I am getting plenty of inspiration from you. Mom always hung our stockings on the bed stead. Never on a fireplace. I did that with my children too.
    I can't wait to see your quilt. Maybe post some pictures as you go along. You amaze me. Love your postings.
    betsy

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  35. Hi Lorraine, I'm sorry not to comment sooner, I've been sick. These stockings are going to be so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your quilt too. I'm impressed with your organization! Thank you for joining in with my link party. :)

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