Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt rides again!

It has been a while between patchwork projects, but my Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt tutorial keeps on generating traffic for the web site and it looks like crafters are enjoying the tutorial.

I recently received another email to say that the pattern was featured in FaveQuilts' collection of 24 Traditional Quilt Patterns and Quilt Blocks! Check out the great list of quilt patterns and projects.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Patchwork Knitted Blanket Ideas

During Term 3, the colder term, there is a little knitting clique that are knitting blankets for charity. Every week they get together to knit squares of 20cm x 20cm and they are hoping to stitch them all together at the end and produce a few blankets.

I am not a knitter at all, I seem to have better confidence and technique with a crochet hook than two needles. But I am giving it a go and I see it as an opportunity to learn a new skill. After all, we always need an extra craft project and cats are enjoying the fact that I have been sitting on the couch knitting while watching television.

So here are some ideas that I stumbled across.
Have you ever made a knitted patchwork blanket?

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The passing of Vladamir

I am absolutely shattered at the passing of Vladamir last Friday (29th June, 2018).

After battling kidney issues for 6 weeks, it was time to say goodbye. My beautiful boy had deteriorated to the point where he was skin and bones and he was having difficulty swallowing.

But for the eight years that we had him, we had the best time. He was the most gentle of cats. Befriending anyone who arrived at our place, he loved to jump up on laps and make people feel very special.

He was so patient as well, especially with our special needs boy Nicholas. He could pull his tail, lift him up, throw him and he would still be gentle with him.

He was a rose between two thorns, our girl cats and he will very much be missed by all. 

He is probably running around up there with Boris and Anastasia and having a grand old time.