I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely Christmas/Holiday period and have had a great start to 2017.
I have recently returned from a few days with family away from my computer and wifi. I have managed to read a few books in the last couple of weeks. For those that are interested – The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins, Reckoning – Magda Szubanski, The Museum of You – Carlys Bray and Our Souls at Night – Kent Haruf. I am trying to read the next round of book club books before we return to work and school just to make life easier.
Before we left I made this skirt for Ms S (17) from a piece of fabric that was gifted to me. Fairly straight forward, side splits, hem and elastic waist. No pattern. It has met with her approval as she has worn it a couple of times.
As we were away with limited space I took only a few things to keep me busy while I was sitting talking. I continued with the jumper below and have made considerable progress the pattern is from Bendigo Woollen Mills you can find it here. I am up to the first front band which is 200+ stitches which needs to be knitted to 18 cm. This will be for Ms E.
The other project I began is English Paper Piecing. Not so long ago I was heard to utter the words “I don’t have time or patience for that type of thing”. Well things change! I have an increasing pile of fabric bits that I am collecting (not hoarding!) for something (project(s) unknown!) and just as much unloved cardstock. So when I spotted in the post Christmas sales a Fabi hexagon die which is compatible with my bigshot I thought I would give EPP a go. I die cut about 30 sheets of cardstock with the die and also used my little hexi punch so I could make the most of the fabric.
This is the results so far
I think I will piece the large hexies into a quilt top eventually with the blocks randomly placed. This will be a long term project I think. As for the smaller hexies I am not sure. I did think I may use them to make a pencil or marker roll but then thought my knitting needles could do with the same love. Perhaps I will have enough hexies to complete all these projects! Again a long term plan.
I do hope to be back with a card or two. I have 4 birthdays in the next 3 days so I need to get some stamps and ink out very soon!
Thanks for stopping