FAL 2015 Q3

Catching up: in which we enjoy a splendid holiday and I become a winner!

We took advantage of the final week of B.S.T. and headed off to Northumberland for a bit of well deserved rest and relaxation. We stayed at Dove Cottage, highly recommended if you are looking for a comfy, cosy base for a walking holiday.  The weather was (mostly) kind to us so we were able to go out walking everyday. Here are some pictorial highlights:



Cross Fell:



70 mph winds:



A new hat:

Hadrian's Wall:DSCN0535


Various woolly residents:






Unusually for a holiday let, Dove Cottage had a really good high speed wi-fi connection, so on the Thursday evening I was surprised to receive an email from Adrianne telling me that I had won a prize in the quarter 3 finish-along draw (scroll to end of page to see my winning entry!)! I won a copy of the High Tea Quilt pattern, of which I have more to say another time!

Artistan Apron

Sorry about the really geeky photos in this post! I had to use the smile recognition function on my tablet to take them and it only seems to recognise the very cheesiest of grins!


The pattern for this is the Artisan Apron by Janet Clare, it is fun to make and fun to wear! I made mine from two colours of shot cotton. I have added a Hugo badge to start me off with embellishing.


I thought I would try my hand at machine drawn embroidery, the results, as you can see, are a bit wobbly!

 Linking up with quarter 3 finish-along...

Q3 FAL 2015 - serious startitis

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

So quarter two was as predicted with 2 finishes and 2 roll overs.

My list is a bit longer this time around as I have been a bit distracted by new ideas and have several barely started projects.

  1. Kingfisher tapestry (for mum). I have progressed slightly on this, but haven't taken a new photo. I am going to try to do a few stitches each and every day in the hope that it will eventually be DONE!SAM_2062
  2. Delectable Mountains quilt (as proposed here). Still currently no more than a pile of triangles. SAM_2204
  3. Duvet cover for Daisy (the dog). Currently a bunch of nine-patches. 20150629_073956
  4. Dresden quilt. I bought a new ruler and this happened. I have a plan, I think it's going to be great!20150709_175756
  5. Merchant and Mills Madison dress. This appeared on a list I made way back but I have only just bought fabric for it a couple of weeks ago; I purchased the pattern in April 2011!
  6. Artisan Apron, made as a bit of a dressmaking warm-up before tackling the above project, it is in need of a serious bit of embellishment before I can properly call it finished! 20150709_200638
  7. Scrappy spiderweb quilt. I have a bunch of "middles" done, I am thinking that this will be next years Siblings Together quilt, so I am not really expecting it to be done this quarter, but I am adding it to the list just in case it turns out to be the project I feel like working on most. 20150709_200726

Linking up with the rest of the Finish-alongers here.