Monday, 29 February 2016

I'm On A Roll!

After over a month of feeling a bit 'Blurgh" as regards to sewing. I have now finished three sewing projects and one huge crochet project this past week or so.

Today we are revealing our #12 Mini Mania Challenge - This month was Pineapple Log Cabin.  We popped over to Little Mushroom Cap for a template that would finish 3" .  I printed my foundation papers onto tracing paper, I find that it is so easy to use, especially on these tiny pieces and it tears out easily too - no fear of ripping your stitches! A pad of 40 sheets is only £3.99 from my local stationers .

I made a test block with fabric from my scrap bin
 Which I actually quite liked, so I used every last scrap of that yellow dotty and managed to get 5 blocks out of it
 So I rummaged in the scraps for some other fabric that would go with it and got 9 blocks made in quite a short time

 Then out came the papers!
 So I was just going to add a tiny border - and then ----- I had an idea!

 I thought that the blocks actually resembled a Pineapple ( because all pineapples have turquoise bits don't they?)  so I added a top!
 This was a fun challenge and I can't wait to see what the other ladies have done with theirs.

 We had a trip down to see Little Miss last week and after a rather horrid journey home (2 hour journey took 3½  hours!) I picked this up from the door mat!
I won this in a give-away over on Instagram. It came from the
 Fat Quarter Shop in America in less than a week!
took it to bed with a cuppa!
 I have (at last) finished Darling Daughter's crochet blanket. It is much bigger than I had planned (60" square)  But when you have done your foundation chain and the first two rows of 220 stitches, you aren't going to unpick it are you - just soldier on!

 She is pleased with it, so that's a win.  I worked out (WHY?) that this blanket took over 155,000 swishes of my hook!

 You know when you are on the last leg of moving all of your stuff from one room to another?  Well, it has taken a while, because the old room was not waiting for anything. But I opened a little box and found all these pieces cut out.
Oh My Goodness!  This was a duplicate (but in a different colour-way) to the first mini quilt that I made nearly 2 years ago!
April 2014

So a quick recap on the tutorial and I set to sewing them all together.

 Two afternoons and it was done.

The third sewing finish - I have added the finishing touches to my
Higham Piecemakers Christmas Challenge clock. The reveal will be at group in a couple of weeks so that will be kept under wraps until then.

 After finishing the crochet blanket, I thought I would tidy up all the scraps of yarn that were sitting in my basket, I used a simple free  Beanie Hat pattern and made these bright babies. They will be added to the Shoe Box appeal boxes

 I have had this skein of yarn ...... for a while and have been looking for the right shawl/scarf pattern to use it.

I have fallen in love with this one.

photo from Softsweater

But I would need two skeins so that will have to wait until I go to Yarndale in September

So this yarn will be made up into this pattern 
© Tiina Rammo
I have cast on and done a few rows but I will show this next time. The yarn is so soft, 50% silk and 50% baby camel. It's lovely

 Darling Daughter has had a little trip to Iceland, and brought me these two balls of Icelandic yarn. 
 So I need to find the right pattern for that.

And then Yesterday this little cutie made a surprise visit ! So all of my lovely family were at home together for lunch ( because you can always stretch a roastie to three extra mouths can't you?)  A few hours and the house looked like a bomb but who cares? 
such a cheeky grin


  1. Glad you got your mojo back...all amazing finishes!

  2. I can see Mr T in her. She is gorgeous!!!!

  3. Crumbs you gave been busy. Congrats on your little win, what a surprise, and l Iove the scarf patterns so look forward to seeing that made up but hope you won't be needing scarves much longer 🙄

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