I have been absent but busy for the past 2 days. Wednesday was the hospital run and it was a looong draaawn out visit, they were running late so it was late afternoon before I got back. The upside was that I knitted lots of stitches on the Miette, one sleeve is ready to cast off, the other is at the start of the ribbing.
Yesterday it was "sit and sew" at The Flying Goose quilting shop, deep joy.
Chrissie aka The One Armed Bandit was there (I need a new name as she now has both arms back in use). I took along some of the fabric stash for her to play with and she sewed 2 of the 10 minute wonder blocks. These will become a pair of cushions for her home, they are from the Spice Trail fabric range by Fabric Freedom and have been languishing for far too long.
Meanwhile I was playing with some more deep stash fabric and making some padded bowl cosies.
Apparently they have been all over the internet recently so I am on trend for once. I saw them on a Jean Truelove podcast and remembered something similar from quite a while back. Anywho I did an Alice and jumped straight down that rabbit hole.
For this pair I used 10" squares and some Seasonal fabric, they are perfect for some of the plain white bowls and will probably hold nuts and sweets.
These were suggested for use in the microwave but that just didn't sound right or practical to me, of course what ever was being heated would spit and the fabric would get marked. You would have to use special wadding, probably very expensive, and I am sewing the stash so it wasn't an option.
Then I decided that it would be good to have some larger cosies for my pasta bowls, there is the odd time when we ignore the table and settle on the sofa to watch a film while eating. Bad, I know.
Trays take up so much room and are cumbersome, and slippy, so I used my 12 1/2" ruler to cut 8 squares. 4 from some bright batik and 4 from some pale blue chambray.
I stitched them up and they are just the job, I used fusible wadding as I had lots of odd bits floating about. On 2 of them I used some smaller scraps just butted up together, it worked and saved waste.
possibly definitely make a couple for Francesca to go with her table runner and get them sent off on Monday.
Now I think that it is Tea O'clock, I am off to Swansea later on to collect the Janome after it's service, it was ready earlier in the week but I haven't had time to get there till today.