Tuesday, 13 September 2011

William Shakespeare and The Beatles

What have William Shakespeare and The Beatles got in common? Answer; They have all been turned into cushions.As I said last week, you can never have too many cushions . This week's project by Jenny was to turn her unwanted Red Nose Day T shirts into something she could keep as she didn't want to wear the T shirts again. Ironing interfacing onto the back of the T shirts has helped them keep their shape. We live very near a factory fabrics and furnishing shop, with all those different shaped cushion pads at £1.50 each , it is just too tempting to pop in and buy another for the next project.Recycling is in the air and Rosie has made a cheap fleece throw into a cosy scarf with a pair of scissors and a few buttons and ribbons.
And talking of cosy - keep your eggs cosy with this little egg cosy I have knitted. Guess which football team I support. I hadn't made a pompom for years - but its like riding a bike - you never forget.Before the weather broke I decided the garden needed a little livening up and so I planted these bright pink begonias - a little late summer colour was what the sign in the garden centre promised. Don't know what happened to the late summer though.I gave my granny's old garden seat a coat of willow paint to brighten it up too.and the new lavender bushes , although small, have a lot of lavender to be picked if they survive the wind.

And this weeks scenic shot is across the mouth of the Tyne looking from North Shields to South Shields on Sunday. The wind was just starting to pick up and was ideal for these little sailing boats.

Happy Quilting xx

1 comment:

M T said...

hi ,you have been clever people this week, especially the cushions ,i suppose they are going off to "foreign parts "this week.