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Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2021
« on: July 27, 2021, 13:11:34 PM »
Believe it or not, I’ve just saved a free pattern for crocheted robins to my Pinterest and I thought I was a bit ahead of myself ! My sister runs a charity shop and I thought I’d make some for her to sell. Still working away on soap savers and wash cloths at the moment . :D

Beautiful! What a clever idea to put the joined together blocks into 3 separate rectangles, with lovely plain sashing and borders joining the whole quilt together.  It somehow brings order to the mismatched sizes and looks so neat. Very interesting to look at too. It’s given me inspiration to try to do something with a bag of unused, mismatched blocks.  :D

Current Projects / Re: I was bored...
« on: July 12, 2021, 14:43:22 PM »

 and people who start every sentence with So ....  :angry:

When I was young we all started sentences with ‘Well’ . My mother used to say ‘ any more wells and there’ll be a flood!’  Every generation needs an annoying habit! :laughing:

P.S. Pencil case is excellent!

I have never bought a quilting kit, so can’t take part in this one.

Well done @Sandra for getting your daughter interested. What a lovely snail and so neat! What age is your daughter?
My daughter has picked up baking from me, but any sewing at all and she just calls Mum in. I was even asked to fix her childhood teddy last week, when all that was required was a half inch seam to be re-sewn. Maybe I’ll get my granddaughters interested..

Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: July 11, 2021, 17:19:18 PM »
Liss Ard looks gorgeous. Have a lovely day. :flower:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Super Soccer Sunday 11th July
« on: July 11, 2021, 16:56:02 PM »
Very surprised to see so few people mentioning the football. I have a sport mad DH , so I didn’t realise that there was anything else on TV :rolleyes:

I’ve been walking the dog and gardening. Everything is growing so fast just now, we can’t keep up with it.
Also cut out a few squares for a simple quilted sign that’s going to be on display in a charity shop.

 Good luck to all of you who will be watching football tonight. I will be watching and hoping that our neighbours down south are successful- though as a Scot I expect it’ll be not quite as agonising for me as it will be for those of you born and bred in England. I’ve had years of watching Andy Murray, so I know what both agony and ecstasy feel like!  :D

Current Projects / Re: Just finished and starting to like it!
« on: July 11, 2021, 09:04:16 AM »
Beautiful, love the colours and the quilting is perfect- what patience to sew all those lines. :D :

Current Projects / Re: Dinosaur themed cuddle quilt.
« on: July 09, 2021, 18:06:33 PM »
My granddaughter would adore that !  :D I call that stuff ‘ dimple cuddle fleece ‘ .  It’s lovely for making soft cosy quilts.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 3rd
« on: July 03, 2021, 08:36:12 AM »
! I live in a touristy area so we are already full of overseas tourists, despite the pandemic.

@WildAtlanticWay . Don’t understand how people are getting to Ireland. We are desperate to go as we haven’t been to our house in nearly 2 years, but the Irish rules say we need a personal locator form, PCR test before arrival, then 14 days quarantine ( on another Test after 5 days) It’s only recently that Scotland has allowed travel to Ireland, but it’s now Irish rules that are stopping us. Obviously lots of people must be ignoring all that.. I take it the guards don’t stop UK cars to check. Our cousins keep telling us just to come- suppose we’re just natural rule followers! :laughing:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 3rd
« on: July 03, 2021, 08:30:10 AM »
Hope you’re not driving @justpottering ! :D  I’ve been up early to have a bit of time before my granddaughters arrive, while their parents go to get vaccinated. After they go away it’ll be a dog walk and then I’ll see my sister. We’ll probably be  sorting out more things ahead of her house renovation.

Here is my ‘ Counting sheep’ quilt for PL. It is a scrappy quilt, but every block has a sheep somewhere and I even had a little bit of sheepy fleece to patch into the back :D. Hopefully it will help some wee person somewhere to doze off comfortably.

Are you going to FOQ , @Iminei ? I know @Kitten also offered, so once I know it’s all definitely happening I’ll get it posted off to whoever is   kind enough to take it for me.

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A Good Yarn / Re: Hand knitted Fair Isle hats
« on: June 22, 2021, 19:11:11 PM »
Beautifully knitted, is that 4 ply?

 I have only ever knitted one fairisle hat. It was quite a challenge for me and not as perfect as yours, but nevertheless I’m always worried I lose it when I wear it in winter!
 I have since knitted 2 simple fairisle sweaters for my granddaughter, but the hat was a trickier pattern.

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: I goofed!
« on: June 10, 2021, 23:15:58 PM »
I’d do another Mickey ( mirror image) on the other side, so it looks deliberate  :D

Current Projects / Re: HST find😀
« on: June 10, 2021, 20:29:49 PM »
My orphaned HST block quilt is now finished. This is the one with the annoyingly rounded binding corners, but hopefully armed with new tips , my next quilt binding will be better. Other than that, I quite like how this has turned out  :D A good use of all those left over triangles.
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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Cats!
« on: June 10, 2021, 13:30:01 PM »
@Wayfarer , I agree with everyone’s comments. Even if you are using left over fabric for other projects, it’s easy to forget that the fabric did cost you something originally. If you start to get lots of orders, you certainly might want something to cover your time.Would have thought big squishy hugs , as a reward, were outlawed in Bolton :hug:
 People often ask me to make quilted personalised cushions and I’ve worked out that fabric etc plus cushion pad costs at least £14. It is surprising when you add everything up. They usually pay £20-25, which is not a lot for 2-3 hours work, but then it is really just a hobby for me and that covers my costs and for friends I’m happy to do them a favour. For people I know less well, I often wonder if they’ve ever looked online to see the price of personalised things. I hope so, as I always have this nagging feeling that they think that’s quite a lot to pay.

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