Friday, 25 October 2013

This week


  This week has been wet and cold. Terrible for drying clothes but perfect for knitting and sewing. A few months ago Spotlight released a pattern for a textured throw blanket.  There were two squares a week released. The first block was a simple garter stitch and by week 24 I had to resort to YouTube to help me out.
So after a few months I finally finished all the squares, blocked them, and then learnt how to crochet them together.  It was a great project which I mostly worked on while sitting in the car watching my son play football.  I figured with the purple and pinks in the throw, I would leave it in the car as an emergency blanket.  The boys of the family wouldn't be interested in snuggling up on the couch with it.  I was wrong.  It has proved to be a much loved blanket with one particular child calling it HIS knitting blanket.

 So I decided to start another knitting blanket. This time it will be beautiful earth tones from Bendigo Woollen Mills. So it has begun. Another beautiful throw to distract me from the things I should be doing.
  Like sewing.



Friday, 4 October 2013

A Spring Day

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day. Kids outside playing loudly. The washing all hung out on the line. The sewing machine was calling my name so I answered.

 First off was this cute little wall hanging for a lovely girl. Gorgeous pink polka dots and aqua streaks.  Happy birthday Eliza!

The girls took the newest stash fabric outside to photograph. There will be a superhero quilt being made in the very near future. We are just waiting impatiently for the Green Lantern fabric to be delivered before we start planning the layout. Unfortunately The Flash will not be making it on this quilt.

And then there is this...

A quilt for the Etsy shop.  Lovely blues and greys pieced together, Perfect for a little baby boy. Slowly coming together. Almost time to chose the binding. After a few more hours of quiet, slow quilting. Then trying to get it photographed. Photography is not one of my talents.

Off to the sewing machine.