I didn’t think that I had anything to share for Textile Tuesday but then Wild Daffodil’s mention of couching stitch triggered a memory and I went and took down from the wall a sampler I made when I was seventeen. As you can see the words come from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Here is a… Read More Textile Tuesday: Sampler
This month I shared the last succulent that I had made: as a gift this time. Then, with my wrists finding crochet a bit painful, I switched more to sewing and caught up with much delayed mending and completed a little more of the cross stitch bookmark. Later in the month I decided to try… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Years ago when I was making my first blanket. I wanted a firm edging for it and discovered Crab Stitch. I looked on-line for help in how to do it because all my efforts didn’t seem to give me what I needed. At last I found instructions that worked and later I wrote up my… Read More There’s always something more to learn!
What do you do when you are trying to avoid crochet? I say avoid because I do allow myself a little bit of crochet as I have an idea that I just want to try out but I can’t do much at a time before the discomfort comes back. Well you knit yourself another pair of… Read More What have I been up to lately?
Since the idea of wearing mask has been mooted, I have considered making one. However the big question was what sort? Never one to make a hasty decision, I looked at the suggested options. There was the no cutting, no sewing, version using a scarf that you folded but I didn’t have any suitable scarves,… Read More I Made a Mask!
I hope you don’t mind hearing more about my oat cakes. It was time to make some more and this time I thought I would experiment with a couple of changes. The two changes I had in mind was to grind up some of the oats a little less finely and to add baking powder.… Read More Seeking perfection? or just a change?
I have been trying to save my wrists by avoiding crochet so what is a girl to do? All these things have needed mending for a long time. I am happy to think that this post will probably make most of you feel smug or amused when you see my efforts. Anyone who has been… Read More Getting down to the mending!
Yesterday when I was out in my garden I noticed how interesting the leaves on my Lenten Rose were. I don’t think I have ever seen them so beautiful. Nearby the leaves of the pulmonaria are also amazing. There seem to be two sorts. A blotchy sort. and a spotty sort. The leaves of the… Read More Leaves can be interesting too
I have been plugging away at the cross stitch bookmark kit I showed you. Only of course on sunny days. It has expensive instructions on how to approach it that I am trying to follow. Seeing that you could buy strips with holes to keep the cotton lengths orderly. I punched some holes round the… Read More How’s my Cross Stitch going?
Finally after two months of isolation (I started early because of my cold) I think my natural inner introvert is reasserting itself and I am beginning to feel comfortable with the way things are. But on to the subject of this post. Having seen a few examples of mosaic crochet, I let myself get sidetracked… Read More Some experiments with Mosaic Crochet.