Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Spring and sewing

Daffs are up but not out yet
Spring is springing here in Cornwall and we have had a few lovely days although it is damp and chilly today with no blue sky in sight so I am happily tucked up in my attic space and intending to have a whole day of undisturbed sewing...bliss!
Snowdrops are here
The daffs are up but not many of them out yet but the snow drops are a real picture.

Jolly Molly number ????
This is my latest Jolly Molly (or oven gloves to be boring) made from scraps as usual and my method described here. This time I have decided to try some proper heat resistant wadding for the filling instead of the usual bit of blanket to see if it makes any major difference...I will let you know!
Jolly Molly
The reverse was recycled shirt and jeans. I am really loving recycled denim at the moment and have spent far too long on Pinterest looking at things like this and this and this.
Cushion for J
And finally another cushion.
This one is off to another retiring colleague as a gift.
Cushion for J
Simple 4" squares, a blob or two of applique and embroidery and some hand quilting.
Happy sewing.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

In the nick of time.

Just to share this one before it goes off to be delivered..
Luckily there was some lovely light this morning to catch it but I suddenly realised that the spot I had chosen was really a bit messy if you pan out..
The watering can has most definitely seen better days..
and the upturned yellow trug has holes in but I keep it to clean out the chickens!
Anyway, the cushion is finished on time and that's the main thing so I am off
to deliver it to where it needs to go.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


WIP- cushion
The weather has turned chilly here but no snow this far south so this weekend it's time to light the log burner and sit inside sewing and doing crochet. There have been a few sunny spells between the clouds to get some pictures of my making to share with you lot.
Above is the cushion started last week. The background is lots of scraps of linen and cotton cut into 3" squares and machined into rows. Next the leaves were stuck lightly with a spay on glue before zig zagging round each one to hold it in place. Finally I am adding some hand stitching to quilt the piece onto some cotton batting. Still a way to go and a deadline of this Friday as it is a present for my Aunty who is 80 this week!
As I mentioned last week, the inspiration came from here,
but I couldn't find the article so this is just my version.  
WIP moorland blanket
The moorland blanket is also growing but only slowly. I will get there and I am not in any rush but I am loving the pattern with it's gentle waves of colour.
Early daffs from the local roadside stall
Just had to show you these beauties! I love to see the bright yellow of the early daffs on the local roadside stalls. The garden is miles behind with only a few shoots here and there but these yellow jewels catching the sunlight on the window sill remind me of what will be here soon.