Tuesday 29 January 2019

2019 Wk 4 - lots of hand sewing

I can only assume I've watched more TV that usual as I've certainly done more hand sewing than usual!!!

I've tacked a whole load of clam shells (thank you Plum for the templates)

And I've put together all the parts of "Not La Passacaglia".  No, I don't love it, but that sometimes happens.  Some people manage to make scrappy quilts that work, and I clearly haven't got the knack!  Still I'll get it onto a fleece and I'm sure the cat will love it!

After the disaster that was the sizzix Plus template I decided I'd have to make my own.  Luckily Wild Olive had done all the hard work so I just needed to resize until the templates were suitable for my fabric pieces - and here are the first 7 full pluses.  I AM enjoying this project!

I'm also enjoying my temperature spool wrap: It's due to get colder for a few days so I might get to use some new colours!

We had a great morning at Stitch and now have a big pile of shields: just needing liners and bags to add to make complete kits and soon we can start sending some off

And a few more rope bowls happened to happen.  They seem to decide on their own shape: I expected these to be the same but clearly they had different ideas!

 I needed to fall back in love with my sizzix so I played with some felt and made some flowers 

I'm not sure why I didn't post this pic from Crafty Church - we had a lovely afternoon!  There was knitting and crochet and beading and necklace making and needle felting!  Unfortunately I didn't get pics of everything.  My favourite part was Lucy (mum of two teenagers) being taught how to crochet by Daisy (age ten)!  Lucy now has 2 crochet projects on the go!

And the last photo is of samples I have made for Chertsey Museum's Fun With Fabric on Friday


  1. I've enjoyed watching your progress of your La Passacaglia. Living vicariously through you. I think its magnificent!

    1. Oh, I have two Google accounts and I was just in the business one. I wish "la computer" would allow me to be who I want to be.

  2. I think your Passacaglia blocks are amazing and I love your clamshells :)

  3. Lovely clamshells! Your Passacaglia blocks are stunning! Your temperature spool is looking great too!
    Barbara xx


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