Tuesday, 30 June 2020

30th June Last snowmen

Tuesday morning in England, weather grey and coolish for summer. I've just noticed whilst taking these photos that I have missed eyes and a nose from these last two. I'm still unsure how to finish the project. I have the beads and things for the individual blocks but not sure of the sashing.
A new sew along starts today, wool Christmas ornaments, which I hope to start if I have the right colours.
First snowman who looks bare without his nose and stars.
Second snowman minus his eyes.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well, I have spent a lot of time in the garden and at my allotment. 

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Child's Chef's Hat

It's been pretty busy around here with the garden,
19 new chicks and lots of quilting so I kinda skipped
last month...and maybe the month before?

For today, I wanted to share a chef's hat that I made
up very quickly for my grandson.  Turns out everyone
is out of interfacing (for masks I guess??) so I had to
substitute with some funky stiff stuff.  That and the
fact that I was trying to hurry means it's not my best
sewing.  But now I have it all figured out again
 (I made one years ago) and would love to make more...
if I just had some interfacing!!

SO, my point is that I may just give him this now
and then perhaps make another hat along with an
apron for Christmas--and in more fun fabric.
Like dinosaurs.  If I could find dinosaurs cooking
or eating (pref not eating other dinosaurs! Ha!),
that would be really cute.  Once I figured out how
to make it, it went together very quickly so I wanted
share the idea because they would be cute gifts for
kids who love to cook with mom and dad.
Or maybe even a teen who's aspiring to be a chef?
Hubs and I are big foodies so we raised a whole family
that cooks so I may even make everyone a hat for fun.
Once upon a time, I would make a fun gift for everyone
to open on Christmas Eve (on top of all the other gifts!) 
but it got to be too much and I ran out of ideas so
I stopped a few years ago but this has me thinking.
(And yes, one year I made aprons.)

By the way, the hat I made years ago?  I made it for my
Goddaughter, along with a matching apron with her name
on it and I packaged it all up in a big bowl with wooden
spoons.  It was a super-huge hit and I still have a pic.
Somewhere.  (I'm horrible about pictures!)

I also wanted to share one of the things that has been
keeping me so busy because it might be a gift:

I have someone interested in buying a queen-sized
version of a previous quilt so I have been working to make
this option for her.   I do not do special orders so I'm just
making another version my way and if she likes it, super.
If not, it will be a Christmas gift instead.  I've been mulling
over border options for two days--I have to add another 25
inches to get it up to size.

I hate that I've missed a couple months but gosh, we're
nearing that half-year mark so I know I've got to pick up
this Christmas gift thing!  Other than quilts, chef hats
and aprons, I'm not sure what else to make?

How's everyone else doing?

Thursday, 25 June 2020

A Berry Merry June

Greetings on this very chilly evening. I've been managing a little stitching in the evenings and have just put the last stitch into the centre piece of block 4 - A Merry Christmas Garden.

Hopefully over the weekend I can sew all the sections together and share a pic of a completed block 4 before the end of June.

I will also have more about a lucky draw or 2 for those lovely elves who have been keeping busy in the workshop. We're halfway there ... how is your Christmas stash looking?

Monday, 8 June 2020

I KnoW its EarLY

but I finished another mug & rug carry bag... & the way these months are flying by... I thought I better post about it now...

That's my story & I'm sticking to it...

Thanks Narelle... for hosting this monthly group... xox

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