Wednesday 14 October 2020

Week 42 - More Gingers and other stuff

The sweatshirts to be embroidered still haven't been delivered, the sew-it-together-then-cut-it-up-and-sew-it-again quilt (aka Square Dance) has been, you guessed, cut up and sewing back together (now waiting for wadding and 505 spray)

The gorgeous baby brights have been stitched together, also waiting for wadding and spray

My poor crochet circle was looking OKish but then I folded it in half and realised no amount of blocking could cure this

so it has been frogged again, and started again - this time actually following a pattern but still isn't flat - groan!  

I  am amassing the world's largest collection of circular and kind-of-circular crochet patterns on Pinterest but not being able to read a crochet pattern is a minor hindrance!  If anyone wants to step in with instructions (or to tell me I clearly don't have the skills so go back to a square) I'm very happy to listen!

One of my favourites in the two villages was delighted to be made Head Prefect at the village school, and her little sister came out of school with "look mummy I got a badge too" (so cute!) so I wanted to make them both a ginger (can you tell, Lizzie was getting bored!)  

Their best friend (another favourite) is mad about owls  so I made her one too

Then a bit of doubling up - these two window Gingers for Halloween and Remembrance Day are 8" tall rather than the usual 4

Still no sweatshirts!  I like to have something to do with Lizzie as at least it gives me a short break from the computer and a chance to stretch my legs going round the workbench to do the next stage

The amazing Sue who sells embroidery designs at Memories in Threads launched a new design - I resisted for a short while but knew I'd give in in the end.  These are not evidence from a CSI crime scene (thank you Tara for that image) but rather the beginning of my Yule Nisse!

This is the next stage - this looks like Harry Houdini getting into a box (admittedly he had his head with him!)

So finally my Yule Nisse (Norwegian name for the Swedish Tomte that is everywhere this year) is finished

I had a bit of beard left over so thought I'd play at making 2D versions - they still need some design tweaking but they knock up much quicker than their 3D cousin - oh dear, I need to buy some more beard fur!!!!

I hope life is being kind to you xxx


  1. Busy busy! Love your projects, as always, although I'm sad about you frogging your crochet circle, as it was looking great and lying flat is very overrated!
    Just enjoy the process! xx

  2. Who knew that "need to buy more beard fluff" could be an entirely logical sentence to read :) Those 2D Yule Nisse are so cute Benta I see a roaring trade in them ahead of you!

  3. Much better to work on the fun stuff. I love all of them.


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