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


  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.

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

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

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

  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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