Thursday, 31 January 2013

Waterfall Cardi off the needles.

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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.

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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.

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Some interesting books

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

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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.

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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

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 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.

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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.

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Yesterday in the snow up on the heap.

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The veiw from our landing window this morning.

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The snow falling heavily.

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Winter wonder land up on the heap.

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

Cya,

Judith x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Wonky Log Cabins

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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.
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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 www.craftsy.com
Ok cya all soon,
Judith xcraftsy

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