I have finished my project from yesterday and completed another as a small gift for Maggie.
These are the last of the HST I made by the new method , I tuned them into another childs quilt and backed it with a Michael Miller print. I bought a few 1 yard lengths a while ago in a good sale and am glad to have them to use now. This is destined for the Red Cross along with 2 larger ones that are waiting to be layered and quilted.
Ages ago I bought this book but apart from pincushions have not made anything from it. I do have 4 aprons cut and laid ready to sew but have tidied them away, somewhere. So this morning I flipped to an apron in my book.
The pocket in the pattern is made of 3 patchwork blocks, I have a container full of blocks and lots of crazy patchwork. I chose to use a bit of crazy, along with 2 bits of coloured scraps and some curtain lining I made this. I can honestly say that it took longer to decide what scraps to use for the pocket binding and ties than it did to make.
I made it for Maggie, just like me she likes a cloth, either tea towel or duster, tucked into the side so I put a little loop of ribbon at the top. In the pattern there is one at the bottom of the pocket, just for decoration. In my world these things have to be practical as well if possible. I made it a little wider and the ties a little longer as Maggie is taller and a bit wider than me. She was pleased with it I am happy to say.
Before I started sewing I straightened the cushions on my sofa and put a crochet cushion on the coffee table ready to replace the cover a bit later.
I heard Ben playing and crept to the door with my camera.
He had found a toy and while playing managed to scatter the cushions, one was on the floor behind the sofa. As you can see I did not put my zips away yesterday, I have now. The stack on the right of the pic is my crochet, the bag on top is full of flowers ready for kaitlyns bedroom.
Here the scamp is with his toy, it used to squeak rather a lot, now only the one in the tummy works.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A couple of hours visit to Maggie this afternoon.
2. The offer of as many apples as I would like from Maggie's garden.
3. We shared 2 pots of tea and a sweet treat, while enjoying the sunshine in her garden.
4. A gift of a bag of courgettes means that more chutney is on the cards tomorrow.
5. Elaine Paige is on the telly later and I have it on record, I do like her voice, and she will be singing from Evita.
I have had a lazy day today, after the last 2 busy ones I wanted to rest my hip. The last thing I need is to be back on the pills.
Tomorrow will be more active, Friday I will bake to take to Cardigan on Saturday.
Now I must clear the sewing table, it is covered with little bits and bobs.