Today I bought some books that were heavily reduced in price, our local Borders has sold out to 'New Look'. It's a sad day.......
I bought this purely for the cute pictures - and the thought that one day I might be able to follow a knitting pattern successfully (so far I have knitted scarves and a couple of pairs of gloves) I thought this looked interesting...... Coz I really need another recipe book don't I?! Japanese little tiny critters, all made from felt.
Plus a whole stack of other books that were only a £1 each:-) I expect Chip Girl will pinch most of them.
Sadly they had just cleared away all the magazines - what a shame, I used to love browsing and buying different magazines. Cd's and Dvd's I never bought in Borders they were always so much more expensive than anywhere else.
I started the Bunny Hill BOM way back in January and after trying out a couple of blocks using black embroidery thread,
then crimson red I finally settled on shades of blue and am happy. January:February: March: April: May: June: July: Some of the blocks have not been pressed yet, which is why they are a bit creased. I'm going to make the sashing and borders of this quilt using the shirting fabrics that I have been collecting.
Here is a pinwheel block throw for our sofa. Making use of some more of my vintage white cotton, but mixed in with some modern 'Moda' fabric I bought at the Malvern Quilt show in May. I still have a couple of vintage white bed sheets I could use , but am reluctant to mix those in with patchwork weight fabrics as they are a different weight. I really need to quilt up some and see how it turns out..... Maybe they will just be used as backing fabrics.
I do love making up small squares. These are all finished size 1 1/2" I free machine quilt all the white squares. I made a cushion with some simple houses and trees embroidered on vintage Irish linen.... and a tea cosy with a scrap of polka dot upholstery linen...
I like to sew and make things.
I am married to the wonderful 'Himself'. We have two gorgeous children, both adults: Our beautiful 'Chic Girl' and our handsome 'Lanky Boy'. Chic Girl is married to the lovely 'Whizz Kid'. They now have two gorgeous children: the adorable 'Miss E' & cute 'Miss R'.