Thursday, 31 January 2013

Waterfall Cardi off the needles.


Here it is all knitted. I need to block the pieces now and get it sewn up.

I have just pulled another cardi out of a box that needs half a front and the sleeves knitted. Will start on that soon.

On the sewing front, this is what I have been working on.


Sorry it’s not a very good picture. I will reveal a bit more when I have fathomed out the sizing of the pieces. Up to now I have redrawn the pattern three times.

Ok must dash as I am on my way out for the evening, catch you all soon

Judith x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Bargains Galore./Here comes the snow.


Some interesting books

Had a good look around some charity shops this last week and found some interesting books.


I have a thing for books.

I bought 3 for £2.00 in one shop and 3 for £1.00 in another. I also got some from ebay.

All I need now is a bookcase to put them all in. I am looking for a one as I have quite a pile forming now.

I then found a nice mirror and these two tall shelving units. The mirror was nice and cheap, only £3.00 the shelves cost £13.00 with 8 placemats and a lamp thrown in. A job lot so to speak. The light is ideal next to my sewing machine  as it’s in a corner and it’s a bit dark there. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.




More material to be recycled

Two quilt covers a shirt and a piece of new material for my stash and two nice doilies. I have a plan forming on how to display these doilies. I will have to see how it works out.

I have been doing a little bit of sewing too


 The colourful sashing strip lying on top of the string quilt

Remember my string quilt well I am making it larger adding these sashing strips to all 4 sides. I have one long side complete. It still needs squaring up and another three to go.


My string quilt top

I have even hunted out some knitting that needs finished. I have done the back, the two fronts and most of the sleeves. So not much more to go. I have to block the pieces though as it is in a wide rid and the stitches are sort of drawn up.

Here comes the snow.


Yesterday in the snow up on the heap.


The veiw from our landing window this morning.


The snow falling heavily.


Winter wonder land up on the heap.


Ok that’s about all the news from here, catch you all again soon.


Judith x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Wonky Log Cabins

This is one of the wonky log cabin cushions that I made for my nieces Christmas present.
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These are the other four tops. after I had finished sewing them. There is quite a lot of work to be done to make these, it is quite surprising.
I am thinking about starting some knitting for when I am down stairs watching telly, might aswell keep busy when I just sat there. Not sure what I will make yet , maybe I will finish something off that I already have on the needles.
wonky 002
I have a couple of things that need finished.
I have also signed up to  a new block of the month. Why not go and have a look, it’s free.
Go here
Ok cya all soon,
Judith xcraftsy

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