A Finish

Hi,
A couple of pictures of my mums finished quilt and almost finished finger-less gloves…which are done now and posted. The gloves are for my niece although in England she probably needs thermal mittens over there! I love the possum wool made here in NZ as it’s so soft. I discovered that you need to sew up in a matching wool thread as possum isn’t strong enough to use for sewing up and can come apart after a while. The finished article is strong and can be machine washed though.

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A bit more sewing for the wool project…

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That’s about it!
Have a good week,
Linda :)

 

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New Projects

Hi,
I saw this spectacular Rhododendron tree in full bloom on my travels this morning and stopped and took a couple of pictures.  Wish they could stay in flower for a few months.

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I’ve been working on a woolly project and a stitchery….and probably a lot more if truth be known. They are for Christmas so I need to get cracking as it’s creeping up fast. 16 weeks today…Christmas that  is !

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Have a good weekend,
Linda :)

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Big Cushion

Hi,
Finally finished the cushion i was making. It’s REALLY big. I made it without thinking what the finished size would be which ended up about 24″ by 15″. Usually i would make a cushion insert from calico and fill it with feathers but i found in Bed Bath & Beyond a pillow insert with a gusset. It fitted exactly so i was chuffed with that find.

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There’s a little brass door knocker as promised to Grehta on the middle house!
Next up will be a companion cushion  in different colours. Smaller…definitely smaller and different but with houses on a grey background…

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Until next time,
Linda :)

 

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Quilting

Hi,
Slowly crossing off the new years list ! Can you believe one month already has gone since Christmas.
Well i have been busy hand quilting…..love it. It’s definitely a favorite of mine…..I don’t do posh quilting with 10 stitches to the inch..just get it all together and enjoy doing it. There’s something relaxing about quilting even if you stab yourself a few times in the process. Guilty of taking that thimble off a lot! Hope to put the finished article on soon of my finished cushion. It’s quite large and lots of fun to do with some wool and stitching.

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Until next time,
Linda

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Partridge in a Pear Tree

Hi, It’s a bit strange to finish a Christmas project half way through January. We have Christmas in July in New Zealand so i suppose it’s a good time to start ! I haven’t met anyone yet who actually does Christmas twice though.  I love Christmas in the summer in NZ so much nicer than being cold.


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I’ve posted a few pictures of the finished wool wall hanging. It was good fun to make except it had to be finished and i sat for many hours straight quilting it. Ended up talking to myself in the end..words of encouragement….come on one more stitch ! Things quilters do!

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Until next time,
Linda

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