Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

This and that.

I may have seemed a bit quiet recently, the truth is I’m doing lots of this and that, and when you do lots of this and that, nothing is ever finished., and then everything is.

So, first there is this

I decided to have another go at needlefelting.

This is apparently suitable for beginners.

Nice clear instructions.. beautiful packaging, what could go wrong..
well that’s supposed to be the body and head- I know what I think it looks like..

then there is this

I can never resist little pots of pretties in the supermarket- I have daffodils and snowdrops too, and they all need looking after.

And then there are

walks to be taken, and catkins to ooh and aagh about.

and then the library said my branch was closing for 8 weeks, but I could still use the central branch- well they don’t catch me out, so just in case it’s all a cunning ruse to close them foreverrr, I ordered lots of books.

should keep me out of mischief.

And then of course there is the knitting- no up to date picture of it, but it’s this

Sleeveless cardigan- fronts and back done, neckband done, arm bands done which just leaves the buttonhole bands up the fronts.

There is also the crochet blanket- this one- for the care home

Actually that’s grown quite a bit since this old picture which first appeared last year.

So although nothing is done, lots is being done- this and that in fact.

Love to know about everyone’s this and that projects- anything nearing completion?

Comments on: "This and that." (34)

  1. You did well snagging all those books from the library, that looks like some wonderful reading! Oh felting! I actually have several books and making little creatures from felting and perhaps I am going to do it! I look forward to seeing how your hare develops and I am sure with all those clear directions nothing could go wrong! :-). Looks like you have a lot of fun projects and reading to get you to spring!

  2. Seeing your hyacinth makes me want to go out and find some for my kitchen window!
    I have been doing a little of this and that, too. Not much to show for it, but like you, it will probably all come together at once.

  3. I like having lots of projects on the go, but sometimes I feel in need of a finish! Good luck with the hares, looks cute but I find it’s harder than it looks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love your watermelon-coloured knitting!

  5. Hadn’t thought but realise you’re right – it’s this & that over here as well. One crochet project finished, while the blanket remains in 3 pieces, but an LB Pullover is laid out. Still have to decide whether to cut, ignoring a probable one-way fabric, or do it the right way round.
    Reading has eluded me since the shut downs last year. Can’t seem to get interested in much from the library. Have just watched the first installment of The Pembrokshire Murders on BritBox and am thoroughly enjoying it. Next installment Tuesday…
    Ah! Your felting project – good for you for giving it a go! Knowing your talents, this pair will be wonderful! xx

    • I am not at all sure about the hares, but it does relieve one to be needle felting, and I am researching the wet felting idea too- I have checked my supplies of roving, and I know what I’d like to do, so that is being turned over in my mind too. the Pembrokshire Murders was good, as was the documentary they made with the real life detectives afterwards. Sounds like you are another with lots of projects trundling along. Good luck with them all.

      • Thank you, Cathy! Will look forward to whatever you decide to do with wet felting! Interesting you also watched the Pembrokshire Murders. Was the documentary you saw 30 minutes or so? If yes, I watched the same one and also enjoyed it. Small world!

  6. Needle felting, you are a wonder, Cathy, I bet your hare looks great when you finish. I am also in this and that mode, trying to get several things off the table, so I can have a major clean up I. The sewing room before March arrives.

    • It’s looking as if a lot of us have lots of things on the go at the moment- a mix of Winter weather and restricted outside activities.Look forward to seeing what comes off your sewing table before March.

  7. claire93 said:

    I too enjoy a bit of this & that ^^
    Very envious that you’re allowed to borrow so many books at once from your library! In our little village, we’re limited to 3 books per person, so I borrowed a few in my husband’s name, for me too, last time I visited.
    Very brave of you to be tackling needle felting – that’s not a craft I feel I’d be very good at.
    I’ve been flitting from one crafti project to another in recent days. A bit of crochet, knitting, xstitch and patchwork. Variety being the spice of life, or so they say lol.

    • That’s exactly it Claire- the variety, having different things to do. I believe I can borrow up to 25 books, but that would be silly!

  8. Yes, lots of this and that here too.
    You have a lovely variety of projects on the go.
    Catkins always cheer me up!

    • I like doing lots of different things, but it means finshes are slower coming, but all good fun, and it’s not as if I can do anything else right now. Catkins really do herald the begining of a New Year.

  9. I love the little rabbit, and I’m sure it will make the magical transformation from doggie leftovers to rabbit just fine!
    The books looks great – I couldn’t see anything, but did you get The Phantom of the Opera, maybe?
    You are so right about the sights of spring – I am experiencing the same right now. The trees have started budding ever so slowly, and I am SO relived to see that and to hear the birds picking up their songs again. I really need it this year.

    • You saw exactly what I meant about the needle felting! one of the books wasn’t The Phantom of the Opera, I wonder which one it was? We have had the merest hint of snow overnight so Spring is back on hold for a few days, but it will be soon.

  10. Needle felting is fun! I look forward to seeing how you get on with your hare ๐Ÿ™‚ Gosh, you’ve got a lot of reading to do!

  11. Lots of this and that happening here too. Quilt blocks and tops, embroidery, socks and sweaters, books and more books, notebooks, cookbooks and meal planning, and a bit of garden dreaming. I have a lot in progress at the moment but I am pretty happy about all the activity. Your bunny looks very fun.

  12. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    You are very busy โ˜บ๏ธ love the needle felt hare, can’t wait to see it when it is finished

  13. Loving the needlefelting. I have seen some incredible pieces but I am not sure I have managed to make much that isn’t a ball or misshapen lump. Lots of this and that for me too at the moment!

  14. I like the look of the hares, I look forward to seeing yours when they are finished ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I wonder if your hare will have mad ears like the one I made last year had. I’ve not done that much more 3D needle felting because, as you know, I got interested in 2D needle felted animal (well, dog) portraits though I’ve not done much of that lately either.
    I’ve decided to stock my Etsy shop back up again as it will be one way to amuse myself whilst also getting rid of some stuff (hopefully) and also working through some of my craft supplies.
    I can just make out one of your books is ‘Big Little Lies’ – I’ve been tempted by that one so I look forward to hearing how you like it.

  16. I have a similar problem to yours because I am just working on the blanket for my granddaughter. So I expect you will see me filling in with other things. You seem to have lots of variety though. Never tried needlefelting looks tricky. Love that cardigan though.

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