I went back to my LQS to the crochet group and the ladies have been much more industrious that me, and had lots to show and tell. I myself, did nothing over the holiday period so that put me to shame, but my ladies are wonderful and full of forgiveness. I am now trying to put that right ...... I have been sitting in the evenings making more of these
goodness knows how many more I need to make a blanket
I am making them with the left over scraps of sock yarn, and I think they are looking rather good. Just got to start putting some of them together so I know where I am heading.....will keep you posted.
I bought some new Summer weight, soft cotton pants while in South Africa and loved them so much I bought fabric to have a go at making some similar. I would have liked a pattern, but am too impatient to search and buy one (even if I could find the right one!), so I had to make my own.
|They are bright but so comfie|
I went along to Higham piecemakeres and our 'all day' session was making post cards. Now I have never made these before, so armed with sewing machine, fabric etc. I decided to 'have a go'. Some of the ladies really went to town, but I decided nothing "too taxing" as I still needed to chat to my friends. My plan was to send the finished items to my South African grandchildren and keep my fingers crossed that they arrived. I have to say, I really enjoyed making these post cards and think maybe they would be so sweet to send to friends.
|The background fabric is from a quilt I made for Little Miss I|
One thing I did finish at the end of last year but had no time to show you was this wonderful lap size/ or table topper quilt. It is one of Jan Shepherd's patterns and I have to say I love it. I did make mine a little smaller than the original.
|Ready to go into the suitcase for a trip to S.A,|
Last but not least, its really lovely to see some of these as it certainly makes you think Spring is on its way........we hope
|The perfume from the Hyacinths was delightful|
|Got to love a daffodil|
Cold weather forecast, so going to bury myself under a quilt, to sit and sew, crochet, or whatever takes my fancy. Keep warm