2 November 2014

Back from a blogging break

Hello there & happy first of November!
Its been a wee while since my last post, so please forgive me… I've been out of the blogging world for a few months now I know, but life sometimes overtakes from things like blogging. As a family we've been on a path with lots of unknown twists & turns… But we've had a beautiful autumn here with lots of lovely forest walks…
If you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram you'll know that, despite all the comings & goings, I have been busy making lots of bits & pieces - like these house placemats, which were a house-warming gift to three wee cuties
House placemats
I used Svetlana's great placemat tutorial with a few amendments, which is available here
I've also been busy finishing off this baby quilt, for my gorgeous wee nephew
I used Mary's triangle quilt tutorial, which you can see here I hand stitched round each triangle with hand-quilting thread & added a few embroidery Xs too
As the triangles were quite small, for the back I pieced larger bits together, for a more scrappy, improv look
As the winter nights draw in I've been busy with my knitting needles too - this hat reminds me of the pebbles on the beaches near our home
I hope you have a great weekend - stitching, knitting - or just enjoying the winter sunshine & I'll be back soon with some more stitchy loveliness
Take care
Karen



5 comments :

  1. Karen, your little house placemats are the sweetest. Thanks for the link. Your little sweeties are being well loved :) I feel right at home on your blog because I know life takes time. I don't post as often as I would like to either. I Love seeing your creative spirit when you get a chance to post.

    It has turned cold here in the states.... BRR . Not quite ready for winter.
    Have a beautiful day.
    janita

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  2. I love those placemats!! It's lovely to hear from you and to see MacGinty!

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  3. P.S. I fear I have spelt his name wrong and it should be McGinty not MacGinty. Will he ever forgive me?!

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  4. Hello again, great placemats and thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  5. So glad to see everything is going well Karen, you have been so busy! Love the house placemats too cute !

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