Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Some Experimenting ......

 Yes, Those scraps do breed!!!  I have pieced 7 of the 8 cushions - fronts, pockets and backs, and the scrap box is still full!!!

Just got to put the fronts and backs together and they can be passed of to  Save The Children for sale at their Woodstock shop -  A Charity shop, that sells only books  and hopefully these will pretty up their window
 Much of the last week has been spent traveling the 40 miles back and forth to Leicester Royal Infirmary where DH was being repaired.
Looks like the picture of health !
 And now he is home and getting back to normal.

So after a major baking session on Saturday, Sunday morning I left him in peace and went off to make the teas at the Open Gardens in the village.

lots of yummy cakes
Plenty of visitors

 And we even had freshly made waffles on offer!

 I think that I must have poured 300 cups of tea so DH had a peaceful evening too !!! Zzzzzzzzzz

While I was out, he had spent some time hashing together inventing a version of a Yarn Swift (out of an unused Ikea Lazy Susan) so that I can ball up some of the skeins of yarn that have tempted me

 And it worked!!  It might just need a bit of tweaking but that will keep me happy.

 And it works in reverse too

 I found 8 balls of this 100% wool 4ply yarn in my Mum's old knitting basket.  I think this could be around 29 years old!!!

But I have a plan.....
 And will be using this.....

 And some of this ......

 To have a play at dying the yarn in fabulous colours!!!  We will see how that goes.

I had cast on another shawl project - This one is the Talisman Shawl  and although I love the design, I was not happy with the fabric that the yarn was making

 This is a 4ply Baby Alpaca/ Silk mix. Super soft to knit.

So I pulled it out and went with Downtown Line  instead 

 It is coming on very nicely, and I am much happier with this one.

 This week was our project day at my local Patchwork and Quilting group

We had a choice of four projects to do, all of which could be completed in the day - that is ALL FOUR.

I think I must have been talking too much because this was the results of my ALL DAY sewing !!!!

 More catching up to do !!!


  1. Can't wait to see your dyeing efforts. Looks exciting.

  2. It's great to see Mr. T looking so good, almost as good as the cakes. That knitting bug has certainly git a string hold on youπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚