Sunday 22 November 2020

2020 Week 47

A brief summary of things that happened in week 47: This small EPP triangles project had extra strips prepared 


. . .  and was approved by the senior quality control inspector! (Honestly - it was on the floor for about 2 minutes and she found it and claimed it!)

One of the youngsters who attend (when we can run it) Crafty Church needed a new skill for her Duke of Edinburgh course - so we had a lovely (socially distnaced 1-2-1) class.  I wanted to design something she could make without me that was "hers" so I got her to send me something she had designed

So this

became these

And I got this as a thank you!!

very late but I designed a Diwali Ginger

Some other gingers were designed and stitched and posted but they haven't arrived yet so I can't show them yet!

Saturday 14 November 2020

2020 Wk 46 - What shall I show you today?

 Maybe you have forgotten that I sew Gingers?  Someone asked me the other day if I had counted them - maybe I should have done - but I'm not even due I'm prepared to count how many times I have ordered more 'ginger' felt as I'd run out!  So the latest have been some Yule Nissen (in Norwegian), aka Tomte (Swedish) and gnomes.  They are actually gingers under their boots and gloves and clothes and beards! 

I also stitched a ginger Nativity set.  This one isn't my design, I bought it from Memories in Thread.  I'm not convinced about some on the animals - the big sheet is HUGE and the camel looks lire like a lama, but the rest is quite cute.  Someone suggested stitching a stable (with some small buttons) and adding one character a day as an advent calendar - it might have to start in the middle of December rather than the first!!! (there is one more wise man who missed the photo shoot, and I guess a star, and the moon, and some more shepherds and farm animals could bulk it out - maybe a project for next year?)

My girls are (thankfully) too old for the Elf on the Shelf project but I have friends who prepare some brilliant escapades for their elves: I mentioned that M-I-T  has designed some costumes for elves and got talked into making this!!!!

Another friend sent me a link to a design like this on Pinterest.  It was fun to design and stitch but I'm not really sure what to do with it next . . .  so it's gone to her in the post  and can be here problem now!!

The triangle EPP quilt is growing: I'm not sure how big it will get: I'm sure it will tell me when it's big enough or I will tell it there are no more triangles!!!

But for now I still have plenty of tacked triangles and ready-to-be-tacked triangles to add

I haven't bought much fabric (felt doesn't count does it?)

But Jackie sent me a pic of this zippy pouch she's made, (and has promised to teach me when we can meet up) 

and about ten minutes later I saw this fabric for sale, so I kind of HAD to buy some as I think it will be perfect for the pouches!

Well I've actually had some orders for some Yule Nissen gingers so I'm going to go and do some "work"!  Have great weekend

Saturday 7 November 2020

2002 Wk 45 - Where does time go?

 I actually done some quilting!  I'm part of a FB hexi flower swap: we get a different theme each month.  I made six roughly the same, keep one and post the others out, and bu the end of the next month I should have 6 (including mine) Here are my November (poppies theme) ready to be posted)

And my October forget-me-not themed flowers that have arrived

I joined all the previous ones together into a flimsey and quilted it

And have now added the binding, so it's all ready for Linus Quilts

The vicar's wife sent me this message and photo!  It's so lovely to see quilts being used and loved after all these years!

Husband and I had a day out (just before lockdown 2) at Saville Gardens.  I didn't take many pics but I rather liked this installation which has water continuously cascading down the discs 

And we were rather taken with this too

I have been EPPing - triangles rather than hexies this time - it's growing

and I've had yet another attempt at my circular crochet - clearly I've just found yet another way to make a bowl rather than a flat circle!!!

Two friends came and sat socially distanced while we have a lovely "Crafternoon" thank you Lynne and Tara for your company and a lovely afternoon (as well as the cakes and scones!!!)

I decided to go large for a Remembrance Day ginger

And made this for friends who are moving out of the village.  I cant find a photo of all the house but here is part of it and my version.  They were delighted!