Monday, 29 August 2011

Feeling autumnal and its still August

With berries on the trees already it makes me think of autumn, although it has been August bank holiday weekend .and autumn makes me feel like knitting.
so I have been finishing off the squares I made from Debbie Abrahams book and using the skills she taught us way back at the start of summer at her mystery blanket day. I have been blocking out my squares into the required 6 3/4 " x 6 3/4" just like she showed me.
They are actually pinned to the ironing board, not onto a rocky shore ( this is my ironing board cover) The Dalek is not one of Debbie's designs but a special request from my DD to be incorporated into her cushion. I decided that 160 squares to make a blanket was a bit ambitious so I have stopped at 9 to make a cushion cover.
and straight onto the next project a little baby cardigan for a friend who is expecting a little boy any time now. This Sirdar snuggly summer stripes yarn is so soft, it is made from a blend of 80% bamboo and 20% wool.
Jenny has been busy sewing gifts for friends too. The soft pink flowers of this Durham Quilt fabric by Lecien are lovely and intended for my next quilt project but were liberated from my stash.
These little embroidered badges are a gift from my sister, do you think they are old and if so what have they come off? Now what will I do with them?
My vintage collection corner is growing after a trip to a local car boot sale. I was delighted to find the Maling ware jug, my gran gave me one just the same many years ago but it fell off a shelf and broke when my small children were being a bit too boisterous!! Although after watching a TV programme about hoarding last week, perhaps I should just go easy on my collection. I am enjoying looking out for old textiles too.
This had embroidered tray cloth is so sweet and must have taken someone hours to sew. I hope they got as much pleasure from sewing it as I am just looking at it.

Happy Quilting xx

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