Friday, 23 September 2011

So Happy Quilt Along

Forget about any resolution I might have made.  This is now a fact I CANNOT resist a new project, so I just registered for this Sew Along. 8 weeks, one block a week, that sounds reasonable.  Are you joining me? Please, pretty please!

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Sewalong-blocks

I have 4 different fabrics: two whites with dots, one with poinsettia, one with snow flakes.

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I am almost done with Santa. Ho Ho Ho!  Can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Deep thoughts...

[… write that in your blog or better,] stop inflicting your opinions on the world

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A visit to Oxford

Daphne shawlette
Bought this in a nice little shop in Oxford – Darn it and Stitch
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From skein to ball…
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and becoming this shawlette РDaphn̩
And please nobody to mentione the ‘no new project’ resolution :D

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Progressions

What did I say about not starting any new project?!… Somebody will have to tell me, teach me.

I have a good excuse though.  I need something to wear when A. and I go to the UK next week.  And I bought this Batik long ago with the intention to sew something for myself.  So it is not exactly a new project, isn’t it?

The pattern is from Vogue.  I only sew the skirt, did some piping between the waist and the skirt.  I’m very pleased with the result.  A bit of hand work, and it will be finished for our trip.

Back to my ToDo list, I am progressing:

Knitting:

  1. Finish Maud’s cardi  - this is done, I ran out of yarn so I had to settle for 3/4 sleeves.  It now needs blocking, for some reason my knitting goes side-way (pictures will follow with a before and after which should hopefully look better)

  2. Finish MP’s cardi – started sleeve 1, actually knitted 2 rows on sleeve 1 (sorry MP, promise this is now my priority).

  3. Finish my orange top – has not been touched.

Embroidery:

  1. Finish the cups’ panel – one last cup to embroidered.
  2. Finish the Xmas panel with the little mice – Yes, the embroidery is finished, and I have started placing the little mice on the panel.

Quilting:

  1. Finish quilting J’s quilt – unpicked my previous attempt, not fun, then quilted a different pattern (much better).  I should be able to finish the binding and show you some pictures very soon. 
  2. Finish and quilt Schnibble #2 – haven’t located this little quilt!

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