Saturday, April 30, 2022

The green theme continues!

I think it took me a while to realise that green is my favourite colour….


But there’s no denying I love wearing it!


I recently finished a blouse, made from a lovely rayon floral,

purchased at Darn Cheap Fabric sometime last year.

I remember we had not been out of lockdown very long,


And I had a lovely chat with another shopper about just browsing and touching fabric….

And dreaming of what we might make….


And having a reason to go out and wear our newly made garment!


And the pattern (New Look 6704) I chose was 

purchased during a Spotlight sale…

Where again I chatted with a lady about our possible purchases.

This was a fairly easy pattern to make…


And I was very chuffed when the button loops pulled 

through perfectly!


You can’t see it, but I finished the inside sleeve and side 

seams with a French seams


So it’s almost as nice on the inside as on the out!

Now I guess I better find a place to wear my new 


Happy sewing!


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Go Escargot!

 It was February the last time I shared these Snail Trail 


Since then the number has increased....

I've broadened the palette to include red, blue, yellow 

and brown.

It's interesting to see the way the pattern can look quite 

different, depending on which way the block is turned.

Can you see the difference between this.....

and this?

It certainly helps to stand back and look from a 


            Don't stress... this is the 'correct' way 

Yesterday I bought these 10" squares...

which will be used for future blocks.


Happy sewing!


Friday, April 8, 2022

My first quilt finish for 2022

 Summer at the beach has been my focus for the last 

three months...

The view on my morning walk

But as the weather cools, the sewing machine calls!

A friend recently celebrated a significant birthday, 

so I decided "Shuffle" would make a great gift.

I kept the quilting simple, 

stitching in the ditch on the diagonal....

then finished with some hand quilted circles

 in 8 Perle thread.

The backing was pieced from two vintage sheets...

You can see the quilting better here

I forgot to measure it before I gifted it last night,

but I think it was roughly 60" square, 

perfect lap and nap size, don't you think?

Quilt #1 for 2022

"Shuffle" quilt

Lifetime quilts #142

Happy sewing!


Monday, April 4, 2022


 That was the name of the green wool I picked up in an 

op shop recently!

My new jumper is a long sleeved version of the 

Soldotna crop!

I think it came together perfectly....

It was even a pleasure burying all those threads..

More details of the sleeve decreasing can be found on 

On a bit of side note, do you find reading my blog 

difficult because all the text is centred?

I have a feeling one of my long time followers has 

stopped reading my blog for this reason!

Never mind....their loss!

Everything looks good with a pompom!

I also knitted up this little beanie, 

while I was away on holidays recently!

It is made from a self striping yarn- 

I now need to find another project for nights in front of 

the TV!

Happy days!


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