Saturday, 16 January 2021

I have another hat to show you that I finished during Covid lockdown.  I shoudn't call it that, we really didn't have lockdown like you did else where.  A slowdown, is perhaps a better term.

It's rather too small for the lovely head form I have.  I really should give her a name.

But, I like it enough to donate to someone else.  And guess what??  It didn't even make a dent in the wool stash.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Cabled Hat Finish

I wasn't resting on my laurels last year whilst in covid lockdown.  Whilst I didn't show much on here, I was knitting like a mad woman, amongst other things.

I had some very chunky wool that I picked up from somewhere, and with the help of the Ravelry website, found a pattern that would work for it.

I was actually very pleased with it, but I could no longer tell you which pattern in was.  That's my usual style, when I find something I like, I forgot to write it down and it's never to be found again.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Mystery Quilt - the cutting out

Or some of the cutting out.  I'm drastically running out of time today, this is all I could do.

It's going to be very very very bright, I think.

Things are good here, lovely and warm, halfway through the school holidays.  Time marches on so quickly, doesn't it?

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

bear quilt group

Hi lovely readers,

I've not had time to stitch or take photos today, so I've found a draft of a quilt that I've not shown you yet, and I've been meaning to.

As part of our group's Covid challenges, we couldn't meet in real life for a while.  So we decided that a pattern would be provided on our facebook page, and those of us who wanted to could make a block to bring along when we were next attending our real life group.  And those blocks could be made into a quilt for a charity.

One of our clever ladies decided on this Pam Bono block, and it was a real challenge, let me tell you.

But most of us persevered, and we managed okay, and the end result is an amazing quilt that we will give to someone who needs it.
How's your sewing going?

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Mystery Quilts

I always get sucked in to do the Quiltville mystery quilt, buy the fabric, get all excited, and then completely have no time at all to do it when it's that close to the Christmas season.  I totally understand why she posts it then, but realistically I just can't fit it in my life.

I always buy the stupid fabric too and then end up feeling cross with myself, because why would I buy it when I know I'll have no time to do it?

So when From My Carolina Home announced she was doing a mystery quilt, I decided to use up the fabrics I brought for Grassy Creek and use them in this one.  And as this one has just started, I should be able to manage the steps.

I cut out half of the cutting requirements today:

It doesn't look like much right now, the black never looks good all by itself.  But we'll see what it looks like tomorrow when I cut out the other half.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Mysolation Mystery Quilt - the flimsy revealed

 I promised you a shot of the finished Mysolation quilt.  So I always keep my promises (kinda mostly).

Do you like it?  

It needs a jolly good press and all the threads removed, but I think overall it's a very nice quilt.

It's very hot today and none of us feel like doing very much.  I've so much to do outside but it's just all too hard.

It's even too hot to sew.  Fancy that.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

A wander through another museum

 Hi lovely readers,

We had some time in Adelaide during the week, and the youngest daughter and I had time to kill in Glenelg.

In our strolls, we found a small museum.  You know us and museums.  I took some photos that I thought I'd share with you.

It was only a small museum above the Council Chambers, but it was lovely to visit.  A large part of it was devoted to the original owners of the land and that was very sensitively done, I didn't take photos of that part though.  Glenelg is a beach side suburb of South Australia.

I'm very grateful for local government agencies that do this kind of thing - we only had to pay a voluntary gold coin donation to cover the entrance fee.  It was well worth the price.

Other than that, today's been a stinker, and I've done very little with my time but keep cool.  I see it's snowing over the other side of the world - I hope you are all keeping as warm as you can!

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Something new to show you

I've decided this year to commit to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilting project.  If you're not familiar with it, it's where you make a block (or quilt) in the colour of the month.  It's a long term thing that was organised originally by a blogger named Superscrappy and each year I think I will contribute, and each year I don't.  

But this year I've started.

The colour is pink for this month.

I've made this star block before and it always works out.  This particular one seems to be a bit choppy, I think I need to work on my colour values a bit more.  I think this would have worked a bit better with more of the same value pink, rather than just any that I could find in the scrap bin.

But I've done Month One.  So yay me!

Friday, 8 January 2021

Mysolation Mystery Quilt Post Three

Continuing on from yesterday, I managed to take photos as I went along with this quilt.  I'm going to have to try and do that more often, I enjoy the process.

There were a few steps to do, and a few of them were interesting - not standard nine patch or things like that.  But as I said yesterday, I just went with what she told me to do, and I think my accuracy greatly improved doing it this way.  I don't get daunted with the complicated stuff because it's broken down into smaller steps and I don't the end result, and I can't get stressed over it.

Once we had all the bits made, I had lots of fun placing them on the design wall to see what the outcome might be.  I was in a facebook group also and everyone else was doing the same.  We all had our steps done up but there were different ways the quilt might end up.

Most of us thought this was the final result.  And if it was to be that design, so be it.  Because I think it looked awesome.  You can't go wrong with black and brights.

Another version here.  I don't like this one as much.  I think I'll stick with the previous design.  

But I still didn't know what was around the corner - I'll show you the reveal tomorrow!