On Saturday I went off to Isabeau Inspirations to indulge in a day of sewing and chat, with no phone to interrupt me. I arrived at 10 ish and started with a brew before emptying my sewing kit on to the work table. There should have been 2 others but (lucky for me) they were no shows. The idea was a tutorial on making a basic tunic top, I made mine longer and will wear it with thick tights and a polo neck sweater underneath. I have just realised that I did not take a photo, rats.
It did not take long even with chatting almost non stop with Iris, it was her class.
Iris made this and I am going to make a few myself.
A few bells and some gold beads will dress it up nicely.
That,s more like it, another handful of scraps used up. I had about 24 5" charm squares in there from somewhere and thought that I would attempt a dog, I have seen variations of this in lots of places, and never got round to trying it.
My stuffing is uneven but as it is destined for Junior I will not worry over it.
I am going to skip Sunday for a moment and show what I have been doing today.
A load of 2 1/2" squares, it took me quite a while to cut these as I like to be as accurate as possible. The charms that I used on Saturday were not very accurate and I had to do quite a lot of easing as I sewed it all together.
There are 2 dogs here ready to sew, I have since sewn 2 halves together and made a start on the next half, I have yet to cut the strips for the gusset.
The garden make over is going strong, I half expect Alan, Tommy and Charlie to come in for a cuppa on Sunday.
The ground is being prepared for a small greenhouse, it has to be levelled and some steps put down to deal with the slope.
The basic shape is there and the steps are being manhandled into submission. The soil is soft and free draining, good job really. When I think how much all that slate would have cost in Tydd I shudder, it was all in the garden waiting to be used.
This narrow bed will run the length of the fence and will be full of garlic.
Blogger has been taking ages and it is now 8:00 so I am off for a soak in the bath.