Tuesday, 28 June 2011

shopping and sewing

So what shall I show you first?  Shopping? Or sewing?

Alphabetically, sewing comes first, so let's start with that. It's quite a time on the ferry over to Holland: about 7 hours, so I took plenty of hand sewing

This is beaded lace stitched onto a plain backing as another block for the textured quilt

This block was created a while ago, using fusible bias binding (the sort that is often used in black for stained glass windows) but hadn't been stitched, and now it has

Mother-in-law has a little table in the hall where she puts her milk (she still gets milk delivered daily from a milkman, so do we) as she closes the front door.  She puts it onto a cardboard beer mat that she brought home from a pub about 100 years ago, and it's fading.  She did ask me to bring over some crayons or colouring pencils to brighten up the colours a bit, but I thought maybe she needed a Milk Mat:

and finally I made six blocks for the June Block Lotto, I hope they are OK being hand stitched


  1. Looking good - I love the milk mat!! What a mad idea!

  2. Hello Benta! I'm happy to see you again. It's so frustrating to have 'technical' problems. I hope you can fix them soon. But fortunately we can meet you now here! Your works are beautiful and all the shopping! Nice to hear about the milkman. Here in some areas in the morning is still going a bakery car with fresh bread!
    See you soon and have a lovely time!
    xxx Teje


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