Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WOYWW Short and Sweet

A quick post today, as crafting is limited to what I can do sitting on the sofa, spending most of the day keeping Mum company.

The baby blanket is almost finished.

I'm just adding the border. I will make a little green and white teddy bear to go with it but, since the baby isn't due til the Spring, that can wait til after Christmas.

My flutterby, short attention span means I have to have more than one WIP on the go, so I'm going to knit another pair of socks as a pressie, for DD1, along with her quilt. I need to get cracking with this, which is growing, but slowly.

Meantime, now the weather has finally turned, Rosie is spending more of the day indoors. She's still choosing seemingly uncomfortable, precarious places to sleep - but at least she doesn't have as far to fall as outside, on the pergola or log pile!

WOYWW? Click the button on my side bar and, compliments of the lovely Julia, visit amazing crafters all over the globe who get together on Wednesdays for a virtual cuppa. I hope to visit as many of you as I can over the next few days. Thanks to everyone who visits me, and takes the time to leave a message.

Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Chris xx


  1. What IS that cat doing, lol??! They do choose some funny places to lie, don't they? My two do the same!
    The blanket is really pretty and the quilt is zooming along! I've got a flutter by mind too, so we're in good company!!
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

  2. Wish I had made as much progress as you on ANY of my projects. Still love the blankie and the quilt is coming along nicely.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (4)

  3. Oooh… I’m awfully late getting back to you since you commented on my woyww post last week… it’s even another woyww-wednesday! Cats have indeed the strange habit to lay down/sit/sleep in amazing (and dangerous) places... however, the table looks safe and fun for Rosie! The baby-blanket has such delicate colours... lovely! Happy crafting, happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #38

  4. Hi Chris, happy WOYWW, nice to see your baby blanket is nearly finished and a matching teddy will be wonderful. Cheers enjoy your week RobynO#37

  5. Love the quilt, they can feel like they take forever, I agree. Cats really do sleep in the daftest places, don't they? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36 xx

  6. That blanket looks comfy. Love the quilt start. The car looks uncomfortable. They make me laugh. Peg R 44

  7. Is Rosie really asleep? That is so funny! The blanket looks snuggly - could do with one myself! Happy WOYWW Cindy #41

  8. love the blanket. I tried making socks but didn't get the second one finished...tried again with same results. Guess I should try one of the two sock methods I have seen out there. What's Rosy up to? I have one cat that is fearless too and gets herself into all sorts of predicaments. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #25

  9. Your projects are coming on nicely. I love the quilting! And I'm looking forward to seeing the teddy to go with the blanket.
    Yes, cats do sleep in weird places.... Is she asleep in the picture or is she just peeping?
    Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  10. Hi Chris - cute blanket - and even cuter kitty cat ! Thanks for calling by ! Ali #13

  11. Hi Chris, thanks for your visit to my blog earlier. You may have visited me last week as well but didn't leave a number so I'm not sure if I visited you back or not! That looks like a great quilting project! LOL @ Rosie - is she sleeping like that? Have fun for the rest of the week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

  12. now the weather has changed more time for crafting indoors ... so its not all bad
    janet #15

  13. Short attention span or no, you sure get a lot done!

    What a silly puddy tat, is she really asleep like that?

    Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier.

    Happy creating and happy Woyww,

    Sandy #27

  14. LOL cats are weird animals aren't they especially where they sleep. Look forward to seeing all your WIPs completed. Thanks for popping by my blog earlier Anita #63 woyww

  15. Hi Chris, Happy WOYWW. Thanks for visiting, I will try and have a nice time in Devon, I mean nice hotel, 3 course dinners, theatre one night - lets hope my back behaves this time round!
    You are still busy making wonderful things I see, and as for cats sleeping awkwardly - one of our dogs does too!

    Cazzy x

  16. Gorgeous blanket Chris, good luck with the patchwork. That's cats for you, they do what they like Lol!
    Thanks for stopping by at mine, a bit late as like you I have been with mum today, shopping Lol! She has tired me out! Happy crafting, Angela x 39

  17. Love the blanket and the patchwork but best of all your cat - so funny! Thanks for visiting! Chris 74

  18. The baby blanket is gorgeous! And the hexagon quilt is too! Our cat must like her comfort as she's never slept like yours! LOL! Thanks for popping by and Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #59

  19. Thanks for visiting. Love the cat. That photo makes me want to hug it. :) Beautiful blanket and quilt. I really admire those who can quilt. I've tried it and made a mess!
    nann #56

  20. Aren't cats funny, they pick to oddest places to zonk out! I envy anyone that can make lovely things out of fabric or yarn, me it's a lost cause!
    Angie #67

  21. Aww Chris, your lovely kitty! They are funny. Until recently, Beatrice preferred to spend her evenings asleep on my kitchen perching stool (vinyl seat on a slight slope) to cuddling up with me on the recliner! She's now got a bit more interested in me but that's probably because the weather is colder. (My job in life: kitty warmer.) Phoebe's latest fad is to sleep on the arm of my chair, leaning her not insubstantial bulk on my left arm. Makes typing and other stuff rather difficult!

    The baby stuff you are making is just gorgeous. Well done!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Hopefully my blue badge will come before the old one expires. It's been a real sweat applying for it. Why they need all this identification when all they need is my NI No. and they can contact the DWP and prove I'm on higher rate mobility benefit and automatically entitled! I think they make it as difficult as possible, and I got really stressed out over it yesterday afternoon. (Silly me.) I need need need more time and energy to do what really counts in my life - ART!!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #32

  22. The quilt and afghan are lovely! Hope your mom feels better soon.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Hey Chris, thanks for the visit earlier, sorry for the late visit. Love how you asked me when I find time to craft - you are doing so much - aren't we all a little bit flutterby short attention span :) I want that quilt - made my first full size one this year,..NEVER EVER again. Cx #65

  24. Hi Chris, Polly says what do you expect from a pesky cat:)

    Loving the baby blanket and your patchwork.

    Hope your mum is better soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW Sue #33

  25. Hi Chrysalis
    sorry I am late getting around for WOYWW. Yesterday was just one of "those" days and today not that much better!. Anyway thanks for dropping by my Blog and leaving a comment...yep I too flit from one craft project to the other like you. The blanket is looking awesome!! Rosie is CUTE!!!
    Annette In Oz #30

  26. Beautiful blanket that will be treasured I'm sure ;D
    Rosie knows a good thing... stay inside where it's cosy and warm. That's my kind of philosophy.
    Best wishes for your Mum,
    I hope you have a great week too
    Neesie #31

  27. Beautifully coloured blanket.
    It always makes me chuckle seeing the positions cats and dogs sleep in, I wish I could sleep so easily!
    Thanks for stopping by my desk :)

  28. Hi Chris,

    What a beautiful baby blanket! A matching teddy bear is such a great idea! Knitting is what I do once I'm home from work. I can sit in my comfy chair and relax. I started a scarf and unfortunately don't have enough yarn t finish it and I couldn't find it yesterday in the store - now that sort of thing is very frustrating!

    The quilt is going to be gorgeous!

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (66)

  29. Your blanket is coming along beautifully! Plenty of time to finish it but yes, Christmas will soon be here! Glad to hear you're making more socks, that gladdens my little heart, lol! You should come and join us on Ravelry!

    Brenda 48

  30. Oh I forgot to mention Rosie! What a cat, lol!


  31. Your kitty is so funny! Now that we are having cooler nights mine will snuggle with me again! My older cat does not like my younger one but somehow they call a teeny truce just long enough for each one to take a side of me and snuggle close but I better not move!!!! :) Your quilt is going to be so pretty and I love the soft baby blanket! Have a great week, hope to see you next week for WOYWW! Angie #52

  32. Hi Chris, your quilt is looking very pretty and I love the pic of Rosie because my cat used to sleep in that strange position too and in some very odd places! Happy WOYWW :o) Annie C #76

  33. Is that kitty actually asleep in that precarious position?
    Your blanket is lovely! Don't those hexagons take ages to do! But very rewarding, eventually :) Please show pics of your socks in progress. I've started on my first pair but have not got very far yet :)
    Thanks for dropping by too. I'm taking ages to get around this week :)
    RosA # 18

  34. Gorgeous baby blanket, looks so soft and cuddly.
    I have a very old quilt with that same pattern, just love it, but the darn thing is wearing out....LOL
    Sorry it took me so long to return your visit this week.

  35. Thanks for your visit earlier, here's the link to the finished cards -
    Love that blanket, can you send me details of where to get the pattern please? my youngest daughter has a secret and I would love to make one of those for her.
    Bishopsmate #46

  36. The quilt looks like it will be beautiful when it is complete. Cats are just so comical, this sleeping position is case in point!

  37. I am so late getting around and still have a lot going on this weekend. Love the blanket and that is an interesting cat sleeping there. #51 Joynana

  38. Chris, such a lovely baby blanket, and a knitted teddy to go with it will be wonderful, and I like your patchwork, keep intending to have a go myself, but never seem to get round to it. That puss cat of yours is so beautiful, is she cuddly, she just looks ripe for a big hug.
    Thanks for popping by my Woyww, and glad you got a smile out of me bailing out the loo with a yogurt pot. Not planning to give you anymore opportunities to smile about that.

  39. Beautiful blanket and quilt - I can't do anything like that and admire those who can!

    Thanks for the comment you left for me.

    Helen x