Snippets: Love

...the generous words of support for my mum in advance of her Great British Sewing Bee debut. (Especially the lovely people who have been tagging #teamlynda before even seeing it!) Thank you all your lovely comments.

The full contestant line-up has been announced and I absolutely can not wait to watch the first episode next Tuesday (18th Feb on BBC2 at 8pm). If you've missed the trailer or you're a curious international reader, you can see it on YouTube

Contestants (L to R): Julie, Lynda, Heather, Cerina, Simon, Chinelo, David, Tamara & Jenni 
Image Credit: BBC/Love Productions/Charlotte Medlicott  
....  that Lynda (Mum!) is wearing my Hitchhiker in the official photo. (Ravelry notes here.) Depending how much of the filmed footage is shown/edited out, there may be more of my handknits on screen - I'll be playing 'spot the scarf' next Tuesday! 

.... Archie's make-over. He's finally a 'proper' Schnauzer and he's even more adorable than before!
Archie Schnauzer after his first 'schnauzering'

.... these Valentine's themed Etsy finds (lots more on my curated page).

There's a lot going on here at the moment - I'm preparing some upcoming interviews, writing a few new patterns and lusting after too many gorgeous things I can't afford to buy for my Cwtch (like this awesome chair), not to mention the boring 'housewifey' things I am supposed to be doing, but will put off for as long as possible. Have a great Monday x


  1. I'm so excited for you and your mum, wish I could watch but will just have to follow your comments for updates :-)

    1. Thanks Jenni. I will be reviewing the episodes here on the blog, and will also have an exclusive interview with my mum to accompany the first review. Keep an eye out next Wednesday :D

  2. I have to say that I got ridiculously excited pointing your Mum out to my daughter when the trailer for the show was on the other night. Feb 18th is already marked in my diary as a TV watching evening :D

    1. How lovely! We are going to be having a celebration here that night :D

  3. Very cool how your mum's on that show. Weighing her the best of luck.

  4. I can't wait to the see the sewing bee and play spot the scarf (and wonder if you've made it). What a sneaky way of getting on tv, he he. You obviously know the result but I will be rooting for your Mum. One of the main reasons being she looks the happiest, smiliest person there. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

    1. She is a happy smiley person, so you've called it well! Thanks Ali, hope you have a lovely week too xxxx

  5. YOUR MUM IS ON GBSB?! You must sew more! Wow!
    I am going to be there with bells on - youtube that is :) Can't wait.
    Just love love love the idea of sneaking in your hand knits - now we just sit holding our breath for the great british knitting bee :)

    1. I know!!!!

      When you were about to move and saying you had a secret, it was the same time as the selection process was happening and I said to my mum I wondered if you'd applied! But your move was the surprise! :D

  6. Bless you all and thank you for your lovely comments .... still smiling here - lynda xxx

  7. ~ How fabby! found you through lovely ALI, above..Wishing your Mama all the best ~ est ...I'm sure she is a 'star' in the making...******
    Hugs and kisses.
    Maria x


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