Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Thankyou every one for my birthday wishes,I've had a good time with lots of nice presents and good company. I had a lovely meal with my family on Sunday, I find it so weird to think that I am the parent of these grown up children !!! I certainly don't feel like their responsible parent. I have decided
that 50 is going to be a time for me (and my other half) I'm going to look after myself more I'm going to be more adventurous,I'm going to sing more and laugh more and generally let my hair watch out world cause I'm headed your way.

Now back onto what I have been doing recently.... I made this crochet garland with the help of Attic 24,although I couldn't for the life of me follow her pattern for tiny flowers and the garland that was supposed to be isn't
that's all I need to say about that !! but I'm happy with the end result I think it looks cute.
I've NEARLY.. finished this lap quilt
This material was a to work with with some of it had a very fine weave and pulled out of shape very easily. It came in pack from Hobbycraft. Its taken me 12 months
to get round to using it. I incorporated a few of my stitcheries and I'm happy with the results,I have to say I was fairly patient and tried hard not to rush.. BUT.....du du duuuuuuuu.
I cut the border....noooooooo....I stitched it way.....nooooooooo
and I've made a mess. Look I'm sorry ok I know you have all tried to show me how to do this properly but I didn't...But I will.. I PROMISE, I'm going to unpick it and do it again.
This is the best job I've done so far on a quilt and I will finish it properly.


  1. Hi hun...your flower garland is so cute hunny!
    well done you!
    Karen x x x x

  2. I'm so glad you had a good birthday Karen! I'm determined to enjoy this decade as well. I was standing next to my almost 18yo son today, thinking, I feel like his SISTER, not his MOTHER! How come he aged and I didn't, lol.

    Your garland looks so darling! I have a thing for crocheted flowers - crochet was my first love, but you can only do so many afghans before the family revolts. Flowers you can use anywhere! Love the look of your quilt too, the stitcheries look wonderful with it. Oh I hate messing up borders - I did that this week too, and had to frog stitch - ripit, ripit, ripit.

  3. Oh I just love that quilt - it's so colorful and happy!

  4. Sounds like a plan to me .... your garland is lovely, crochet flowers are so much easier than they look. Love your quilt too ... have you thought of trying a strings quilt, it's a great way of using up scraps and you don't have to plan just go with the flow.

  5. Belated birthday greetings, glad you had a great time:)

  6. Hi Karen,

    Happy belated birthday :)...your crocheted flower garland is lovely, and being able to do flowers will be very useful.
    Your quilt looks good too...I hate making mistakes...I think I sulk a bit (or try talking myself into believing its fine the way it is) before fixing it up LOL
    Hope i didn't confuse you with my Naomi says comment...I was away and didn't think about how I was logged in :)

    Hugs, Sharon

  7. Love your cute stitcheries..hugs Khris

  8. Hello! Glad you had a fun Bday.
    Your garland is fantastic!
    My goal this year is to try patchwork, i think i'm going to sew it by hand so that i can take it away on hols with me, just need to get started lol

  9. So glad you had a happy birthday! I am 52 now, don't have a clue how it happened... something called time I think! Anyway, I agree... Laugh more, sing dance, climb the odd tree too! Love your crochet and that patchwork is just gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend! I was just re-reading my comments from my last post, Thank you, I really enjoy reding what every body has to say! suzie xxx

  10. love the crochet,i dont think ill ever get my head around it.


  11. belated birthday wishes xxxx
    love your garland and your quilt, gorgeous colours x

  12. Happy Belated Birthday Karen!! Sounds like you had a good one. Pretty crocheted flowers and I love your stitchery in this quilt, so pretty.