Enjoy the remainder of the Holiday Season.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The border fabrics were purchased in the states a subtle version of red, white and blue.
A serious quilting weekend with friends and the fence rail quilt was almost finished. A binding from the stash and voila!!
A quilted table cloth with enough scraps from enough projects and items of clothing to keep everyone interested.
A special thank you to Natima and Ria for encouraging me and posting with me on First Tuesdays.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The fabrics are corduroy I used in my maternity clothes and first daughter's early overalls.
The bag was a great size. As evidenced by the wonderfully worn condition.
Memories reflected and altered through use.
My New Carryall.
I made this new bag similar in size to the original. The base is called pet mesh. It's for screen doors. I fell in love with the fabric at a sale.
This one's for me. If time permits maybe a couple more for presents.
The season has officially started.
Baking is much the same for a Summer Christmas.
The difference is fresh fruit with the juice running down your chin.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Finishing off. Yippie!!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Roses for all my dear friends.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Recent spinning was merino tops finer spun and softer result.Tweed leaves were an experiment in solar dying. I spun the wool after dying the tops so variations of color blended . I like the incidental accidents.
The pink roses were dye with conchonel .
Very deep purple was logwood.
Knitting this quirky tea cosie was just pure fun.
I didn't need it. We're coffee drinkers.
It gave me a bit of a challenge and I enjoyed the sculptural qualities of the project.
Thanks Nat for posting yours.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A few 4" nine patch blocks made from the remains of a charm pack.
I'm not sure what I will do with them but something usually comes along.
Speaking of things coming along a visiting shop had a port (school bag) full of fat 8ths. I couldn't resist for some more flowers.
More shopping. OP Shop visits came up with a linen shirt to remake, a hand embroidered dollie to repurpoes and a roll of 2" cotton tape with the 1/4" already pressed.
All these treasures for only $6.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The shopping mall with lanterns and lions. Just another day in Cabaramatta.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
My purchases from the garden shop yesterday. A few herbs for salads and petunias for some hanging pots.
My favourite type of gardening. Nat's adventures inspired me to take a stab at this lovely knitted garden. All the flowers and leaves are dying experiments from my hand spun wool. I did some of the dying in the 80's and some this century. ha ha The stripy leaves do not have black spot they are just experiments in sun dying tops before spinning and plying.
GS asked me who I was knitting a beanie for? I explained it was called a tea cosie to keep tea warm in a tea pot. Later the same day when DGD asked what I was knitting he responded "It's for she's cup a tea" guess that says it all.
Enjoy whatever your doing this weekend and have a good week
Friday, September 24, 2010
The yarn is a plied 2 strands of
hand spun. One a fine black merino and the other a first cross grey over dyed with green.
The vest appeared a week ago Sunday during a clean out of the shed. Amazing what you find!
Close inspection reveals ribbing, seed stitch, basket stitch and garter stitch.
Now this is IMPORTANT stuff . Don't forget it. O.K.?That's NOT my vest.
Where's MY vest???
It's been to the washing machine on hot . I decided that I wasn't going to unpick it for the yarn or it would have already happened so..... Into the machine for felting.
It sure did felt . i.e. shrink in all directions.
The side seam is now 9" instead of 15 "
The patterns I worked so diligently to knit are unrecognisable (mushed together) .
Well what did I expect ? That's what happens when you wash wool at 90 deg. c. for 1/12hrs.
That's not my vest!
My vest is green tweed not a pinkie brown.
Since I was felting I threw in the red wool skirt from the op shop.
The little dolls jumper shows the original tweed.
Underneath is the FELTED skirt and a sample of the original color.
At least the over dyed red is reasonably even.
My thoughts on what to do next include more messing about to make a bag.
I'll keep you posted on the search for My Vest.