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Monday, 30 December 2013

A New Skein of Yarn

A new skein of yarn.

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I’ve been working on some lovely, soft merino topping in a beautiful lavender shade. I had some darker shade left over from the previous spinning so I’ve combined the two into this lovely colourway.
The next spinning will be the lavender on its own with the idea of making something which starts with the two colours and ends with the one.  Should be fun, shouldn’t it! You can see the plain lavender in the next picture.
DSCF1620It’s a lovely way of spending the long, dark November evenings. It’s actually quite soporific and while I’m spinning, I go into a sort of trance, which I find very relaxing. I suppose it is my brain going into beta waves, hard to do without a trigger, but really easy once I start spinning…

Christmas Placemats

I’ve just finished a patchwork project for Christmas – one table centre-piece and four tablemats. Now do I keep them or give them away as presents? After all the work I put in to make them, it’s tempting to keep them.
In April my Patchwork Club is having an exhibition of work we’ve been doing through the year. I’m wondering how many tablemats will have spillages on them after the Christmas holidays? Perhaps we should keep them till next Christmas?
Here are the individuals…
The colours don’t look quite right on here. In reality there is more contrast, but this was the best I could do in the available light.
Shall I keep or give away? Choices, choices….

A Patchwork Quilt for Baby Sam

A Patchwork Quilt for Baby Sam

I have just completed this patchwork quilt for baby Sam (my second grandson). It will be for his Christmas present.
It was difficult to find the time to work on it recently, what with all the business at the cottage since the end of July. However, I have finished it and I am quite pleased with it. There is no ‘Jo-annes’ near me so I have to rely on small shops and the internet to get the supplies that I need and I was held up with the finishing of it until my favourite sewing machine got here from America.
The quilt has a jungle theme, which I chose to match with Sam’s bedroom.
I do hope he likes it. He’s a bit young to appreciate it now of couse, but in time he may come to like the pictures and the bright colours.
…and of course, no jungle is complete without an elephant, so the elephant may go with it (if I can bear to part with it).
Meanwhile, the elephant is having a sleep while he waits for Christmas.
Now if I can just find a box big enough to pack them both?