Not so much shared in June. I shared a piece of embroidery I had done in my teens for Textile Tuesday otherwise it was knitting and crochet. For knitting a pair of socks that I am halfway through.I have spent rather more time on crochet. I showed you how I had developed an idea for… Read More Monthly Montage – June
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
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 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!
This month was dominated by blanket making but I did also manage to make a pair of trousers. I showed you the yarn that I was sent by Stylecraft after I had had a problem with one of the balls for my Lost Garden blanket and the extra colours I had chosen for making the… Read More Monthly Montage – August
In the past I made these – and these. and I decided that I would like to make another pair. I chose some material. Here you can see from some of the material left over (They must have given me another 30cm than what I asked for!) that there are lots of parrots. So here… Read More I Made another Pair of Trousers
Crochet: During the last year I have completed two different sides to make a cushion cover and a snuggle blanket for cold winter evenings, or even cooler summer ones! some shower puffs and an alternative that dries more quickly; though I didn’t keep these: they were more exercises. I also, as an exercise, worked up… Read More 2016 – Looking back
The topics for this month’s Photo Challenge were: Headgear, Native, Heat and Play, as you can see on the right. June seems to have been the month for sewing as I finished the trousers I cut out last autumn and made a pattern for a bean bag book support which I then created in some… Read More Monthly Montage – June
I so liked the bean bag I bough recently that I decided to make a second one so I could have one upstairs for reading books as well as this one downstairs for propping up my tablet. Using the bought bean bag I made a pattern. I didn’t have any suitable tissue paper so I… Read More A book bean bag