Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Where does time go !!

Well hello there, how are you doing  ? Yep I'm here and I've come to have a long over due natter ( I'm sat in my chair with a big cup of coffee for a creative catchup with you ! ) . It's been several months since I last swung  by and there's oh so many reasons I could list for my absence but I  wouldn't want to bore you .
One thing that still dominates is my health , one good thing is that it is constantly improving and my brain function is improving and I am really pushing myself to help challenge my sometimes very slow brain , I still struggling with multitasking as I can get quite confused or just go blank and can't remember what I was doing or saying  . But I've noticed an improvement over the last couple of months which is fantastic . I do still have to watch I don't get too tired as that's when I'm at my worst but I'm learning to manage that . But none of this stops me in my creative endeavours and I have a lovely new space for my worktable as a couple of months back we did a family bedroom switch . As a family we all have different needs and requirements the boys are growing and they are needing more privacy and their spaces work differently for their daily routines now.  So my 16 year old went into the attic where we were , we moved into the large bedroom at the front of the house which was little man's room ( it used to be two bedrooms along time ago ).  My youngest has moved into his big brother's old room .
Everyone's happy, particularly me as I now have a window right next to my table !!
This is essential for sewing on those low light days over Autumn and Winter .

 I've been working on lots of things over the last few months and another change has been that I've moved my on line shop too !! I used to be with Etsy but now I'm with Folksy and I'm loving it . There is a shop link to the right hand side of this post if you fancy having a look at the pieces that are for sale .
I've had a batch of Foxes come and go ! and I did some lady ones this time as a little tweak , I absolutely loved creating them and will be sure to make some more next year .

I've recently created a batch of 18 Angels some from Vintage embroidered cloth and some Christmas Angels using a mix of Vintage textiles and lace/crocheted trims , they are always a pleasure to make .

I'm now presently on with kit development and am eager to have my crochet pin cushion pattern available in kit form with the yarn ....I've finally found the perfect yarn that comes in 109 colours and now comes in 25 g and 10 g balls which are perfect for this make . So over the past few weeks I have been sampling up colour ways and I am inching closer to making this kit available . I ordered packaging yesterday and need to spend a couple of evenings going over the pattern print out I produced a couple of years back and edit and tweak ! Then get it tested to iron out any mistakes or problems I haven't spotted then I should be good to launch it . So here's a little nosey at the yarn , Catona by Scheepjes a 100% mercerized cotton and I just blumin love it !!

 Here are some of the colours I've been sampling up , this golden yellow and greys is my favourite and will definitely be one of the first colour combos to go in the kits .

So I'm keeping everything crossed I can offer this for sale vey soon !!
But its not all been work in the creativity department , I have had time to play and mostly with yarn . 

Just after Yarndale I dyed up another batch of naked yarn I had purchased at Yarndale as I had done the previous year . Think an annual ritual might be developing here ! So here's a peek as what I created ....

  Called this one Unicorn Kisses and Its a lace weight alpaca and wool mix and I'm still looking for a shawl pattern I'd like to use it on .

I've called this yarn , A walk in the park .Mr P liked it so much when I had dyed it he requested a hat !!! O.M.G he who does not do knit wear has actually asked for a hand knitted hat !! well it jumped straight onto my needles while the going is good . 

Its been a pleasure popping by and having a little catch up with you folks and lets hope we can do it again soon . 
So ta ta for now .
Tracy xx


  1. hello tracy.I have been looking out for you for ages hoping you would post to let us know how you are.I am so happy that you are getting better after the awful time you have had.I Love all your creating you are very talented indeed.Have always loved the foxes.That yarn is so to die for the colours are soooo Beautiful in every way.Take care and Happy

  2. Glad you're happy and getting in your crafting. It is always a joy to see your animal creations; they are so my favorite.

  3. Dear Tracy, it is so good seeing a new post from you.
    Your work always make me smile!
    I went to Manchester (and Haworth, Hawkshead and Liverpool) and London in October and I loved these cities. England inspire me so much!
    Thanks a lot!