Dear Jane and Other Things

Hi there, After a lot of thought ( about 5 minutes ) I decided to do a Dear Jane quilt or at least have a go! At a pace of one block a week. I’ve had a look at different ways of putting them together and it’s definitely an heirloom quilt…well for me anyhow. Block one is done ..phew only 168 to go..mmm.

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I thought I’d show you these sweet pencil cases/crochet hook holders from the book below. I really enjoyed making them as they only took a short while.

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Until next time, Linda

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Wall Hanging

Hi, I’m having the most boring day doing GST and every now and then i look at the old photo’s on the computer to give me a break. I thought i would put a picture of the table topper i made …or a wall hanging maybe on the blog. It was from a book Scandinavian Stitches and finished at 40′ x42′. I made it smaller and gave it to my son. A rhyme for children past on from generation to generation and good fun to make with Brandon Mabley’s  fish fabric.

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Thought I’d put a picture of the back. Echino…so lovely all by itself.
Until next time, Linda

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Doodling

Hi, Can you believe we are half way through October already. I’m sure i hibernated and didn’t realize! I have been doing lots of sewing though but nothing’s finished …well doodling really. Using up scraps of reproduction fabrics, wool and K Fassett whilst watching old westerns on TV. Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood…have you seen it?

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Until next time, Linda

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Another Sewing Keeper

Hi there, It’s pouring with rain outside so it’s a day of sewing inside. Made another sewing keep…. everyone loves them i think…all the different shapes and sizes. Small ones that hold just needles, a cotton reel and embroidery scissors to ones with pockets and zips. The choice is never ending. The great thing about sewing and patchwork…a thousand  patch-workers a thousand styles…

Until next time, Linda :)

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Woolly Things

Hello there, Just dashed outside before it went dark to take some pictures. There’s not much twilight down this neck of the woods, it gets dark fast so they are a bit dark. Oh well…this will be a pattern for a wall hanging and sewing keeper. There’s a third piece to go with it which is a cushion and is done with red stitching.
Finally the wind has stopped howling in Auckland….i think it lasted for 4+ days non stop. A good time to stay inside and sew.
Until next time, Linda :)

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