Friday, 9 January 2015

Five on Friday

I tell you what this being back in work lark after having time off gets some getting used to I can tell you that!
Five things keeping me happy -


1. A finished project & some yarny bits for the birds to collect for their nests.  I am so unbelievably pleased with these, not many mistakes at all. They are also wonderfully warm & cosy. I slip them on when I walk the hound & wiggle my hands at Mike. I found the pattern here on Little Cotton Rabbits & promptly ordered the wool. Not that I needed much prompting!

2. Mike bought me the above machine for Christmas. I have a stash of Liberty fabrics & wanted to make a hexagon quilt. This machine is fab, you put your fabric & shape cutter between two pads & roll it through. I have quite a collection of baby hexagons now!



3. My first love will always be my garden & I am looking forward to the weather warming up. I am such a fair weather gardener! 



4. Since I started this crafting malarkey I find myself to be a knitter rather than a crocheter? I just find knitting easier - so two knitting projects in a basket. A blanket & a cardigan. I also have an equally full crochet basket with the makings of two blankets!

5. These two always make me happy seeing them together. They made me giggle lots last night returning from walking the hound when I saw them galloping ahead. 
   

I am joining in Five on Friday, taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things.  Please go and visit the other people who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.

Helen from Woollybluebells
Gina from Fan My Flame
 Debbie from Saylor Street Cottage 
Rosie from Corners Of My Mind


33 comments:

  1. Your quilt and yarny project are something that I can't do. But I really want to do it. You really makes me so jealous.

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  2. My "Five Things That Keep Me Happy" are: chillis, other vegetables, herbs, fruit, photography! :) Significantly, NOT knitting, crochet, quilting etc... We still share an interest though!

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  3. Wow what a great machine, what a time saver.

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  4. your mitts are lovely a great bit of fair isle work, your die cutting machine will save you a lot of time with quilting and applique a great pressie :-)

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  5. Those hand warmers are stunning! I'm more of a crocheter but so in awe of people who can knit :) Your garden looks much lovelier than ours, it's screaming neglect :S

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  6. Your cutting machine, is it for material or is a card cutter, I had a Xpress machine for Christmas, must try it out with fabric, love your photos. PS I'm a fine weather gardener as well.

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  7. Love the gloves! Have never really got into fair isle. I can knit pretty well and learned that way way before I taught myself to crochet but I find crochet grows faster so I tend to turn to that now. xx

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  8. Love those wrist warmers shame I'm not into fair isle the colours are lovely.
    A question ( hope you don't mind) re your cutting machine which I assume is a big shot. I gave an older model and love it but did you use a special die for fabric or just a paper craft one? I haven't manaced to cut fabric with my dies so was curious
    Jackie x

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  9. I am VERY jealous of your hexagon maker. And those mits are beautiful- well done you. I've also found myself doing more knitting than crocheting, although I love the uniformity crocheting produces so may try to get back to it. LOVE the pic of pup and boy- they look like they've been together years and years. Very sweet xx

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  10. Some great makes, the mitts are stunning love the colour combination. The hexagon machine was a real delight, must safe hours.

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  11. Such great things! I am torn between them all as to which one would be the best thing of my week! I love the hexi cutter though, how clever is that and saves a lot of time for making a whole quilt that is for sure. Your wristies are beautiful!!!! I love them and of course, son and doggy being friends, what could be better than that for you! I hope that you have a great weekend. Thank you for joining in! xx

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  12. Awww, I can see that The Hound has wormed his way in to the family's hearts already, lovely to see. Your fair isle is fabulous. I was a knitter before I was a crocheter but I've never attempted it, it looks very scary.

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  13. I know what you mean about going back to work after a long holiday-I'm pooped! Love your Five on Friday too and would have five very similar photographs although my Sizzix is used for papercrafting x

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  14. I know I really enjoyed the break and it's taking time to readjust!, I love knitting and sewing, so the machine seems very interesting, really enjoyed reading your postxx

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  15. Your handwarmers are so pretty and practical too and the machine for cutting your quilt pieces is wonderful what a great present. Your garden looks very lush and green even in the depths of winter. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  16. I am in awe of your fairisle knitting! I am also very much looking forward to getting back into the garden, I really miss it at this time of year. The fabric machine looks pretty awesome....I'm going to investigate! X

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  17. Children and dogs were made for one another!
    Jane x

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  18. Gardening and reading do me. Enjoy the weekend. Flighty xx

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  19. I love your mitts Joanne. Very pretty!

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  20. I finished a very challenging jigsaw!

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  21. Your hand warmers are gorgeous! How talented are you lady! And that photo of your son and his pup is priceless!!! Looking lovely all around you! Here is to warmer days and digging in the dirt! Nicole xo

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  22. You have been busy creating. I love your fancy cutting machine. I shall look forward to seeing your quilt. Have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  23. I prefer crochet to knitting , but I understand knitting more! I have made two crochet blankets and they are often used on the sofa so knitted ones are ideal for using up yarn. Love them it's, especially the colours.

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  24. Opps, iPad froze..... Wanted to add, perhaps I should find 5 things as it is a very positive way of looking at the week.
    Have a good weekend.

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  25. Awwww....I love your wrist warmers, how cute are they!

    That beautiful boy and hound are by FAR the cuter!!!xxx

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  26. I love your mitts they are beautiful! Your 5 things would all make me happy too, I'm with you with the gardening, I'm very much a fair weather gardener too. Have a great weekend :)

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  27. What lovely happy things. The mitts are great! xx

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  28. Hello,
    Just popping in from the love swap to browse your blog and get to know you a iittle.
    X x

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  29. Love the colours you have used in your first photo. Pattern is great too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  30. I never knew you could get a machine to cut your hexagons! Brilliant. Love your knitting too.

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  31. I have never seen a cutting machine, must save a huge amount of time. Love the mitts.

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  32. LOVE all the knitting ! I'm not a crocheter, it's knitting all the waywith me.

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  33. Hello! I adore those hand warmers! I must have that wool. I was going to say I'd not open my shop ever too but thought I sounded like a complete nutcase!! However, I'm glad to have found a kindred spirit!! I'm your newest follower!

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