Sometimes you can extend the life of an outfit.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
There is a list of things to make and it changes every once in a while. I haven't finished the l sweaters that I was knitting but I got into knitting hats instead.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Today is World Embroidery Day and I posted this photo of one of my quilts that has a some embroidery on it.
I have all my fabrics together to make a small quilt and once the top is done, I shall take a photo and post it. I am also knitting two sweaters in chunky wool for the little twins. One sweater just needs to be put together and the collar finished and I am currently knitting the two sleeves at the same time for the other sweater. It's yarn that I have had for decades and purchased when my children were little. I am trying not to buy anything and just use up what I have now.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Taking a break from quilting for a bit, I decided to do a bit of cross stitching. Nothing too big, just a bookmark.
I didn't realize when I started that this is actually full coverage. I just liked the design and decided to use my own colours. I've done a bit more on this but it's not quite finished yet. The Aida cloth was purchased on Etsy from a fairly local person and I really like the way the edges are finished.
Since the first bookmark was taking so long to finish, I found another design that had way less work on it.
I also started a couple of stitch alongs but they have been put on hold for now.
On another sad note: My quilting friend Marg suffered a stroke a couple of weeks ago. She had a brain hemorrhage, was operated on, was in ICU for a week and is now in a ward waiting to be admitted to a long term care facility. There is only one person allowed to see her and that is her son. I am told that her speech is indecipherable and that she may suffer another stroke at anytime. Marg was a smoker but never had any kind of cancer. I am hoping that she will be able to communicate with therapy.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
In January, while I was in England, I kept busy doing a bit of crocheting.
Here's her sister wearing the t-shirt after I transformed it. I just cut off a large chunk from the hem, sewed it so it's thinner and then gathered the top part. I sewed the two pieces together and voila, an easy fix.