Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Limping along

I have decided to stop feeling bad about not blogging, and just be happy to do a post when I can. Life is busy!

Since my last post I've had a wonderful sewing weekend at Nundle........despite the four hour power and Internet blackout. Time spent with stitching friends is always good. Much to their horror, I knitted all weekend. I decided to try a shawl, and whilst it's finished, I'm not happy with the colour or how it hangs. I've thrown it to the back of the cupboard for now. I did finish some socks and another little stocking.


After a slow start, I'm happy to report that my SSCS is on the sleigh headed to its cold destination. The cute little reindeer is staying with me though.
And I've started quilting this little pentagon mini. It was loosely based on something I saw at the Sydney craft show last year (or the year before?) and has sat as a flimsy waiting for something more to happen. It hasn't turned out quite as I envisioned but it has reached the point where it has to be finished or thrown. I think it will make a good portable sewing project for my flight in ju st 3.5 weeks. It's so hot that I've changed my winter wardrobe over to summer, and packed for my cold Christmas already.......just have to add the smalls!
I am so addicted to sock knitting that I can't see a day where I won't have a pair underway. So portable, and I absolutely love the brain buzz of working out a new pattern. I accidentally purchased a skein of wool that wasn't big enough for full socks, but just enough for ankle socks..........and this is the result. I was going to gift them but not sure if I can.......
I'm having a delicious day off today. Planning to get the chores done as soon as possible so I can spend the afternoon flitting between projects!

Happy stitching,
Susan x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Goings on

I've been somewhat lax in the blogging department lately.........but anyway, here's some of what I've been up to. 

It was only a matter of time before my knitting adventures turned miniature. Whipped this little sweetie up last night, about 3" high. It's a free pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits.......but be warned, even if you're not into knitting, there are some VERY adorable creations to be found there!

Made a mess in my sewing room last weekend, but the creativity just wouldn't come. Moved stuff around a bit and made no forward progress on these hexies. Still hand quilting my Doing The Rounds quilt, but the progress doesn't make for very exciting photos. 
Another boxy pouch from deep stash fabric made a couple of weeks ago. These pouches are such a great size and shape.

I'm busy working on my SSCS gift, it's almost done. I can't settle on an idea for the decoration but I hope it comes soon.

Happy stitching,
Susan x


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