Friday, August 14, 2009

Present for My Sister

Happy birthday little sister.I always have good intention but also always leave things to the last minute; I have just finished making this little bag as a birthday present and not a moment too soon as I should be packing up my car in readiness to go & collect my sister and her family from the airport. Her birthday was yesterday but she will never know that her present was almost late.It is my fist attempt at this style of hand bag and while there are changes that I would make when I construct another one I am reasonably please with the end result.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Tiny Knitting HD

Last week in order to celebrate finally having got a new job I placed an order with The Knitting Goddess for a couple of skeins of sock yarn. Not that I need for sock yarn you understand but I just had to celebrate good news. I purchased two colourways (well it would not be right to have only one lonely skein of yarn in a parcel as it would not enjoy the journey to my house all on its own) Goddess Chakra Green [pictured at top] and Alice's Ocean [pictured at below].
The parcel (in a pink envelope and wrapped in purple tissue - perfect) containing not only the scrumptous yarn I had order but also a kit to knit a lavender sachet (complete with lavender). I could not resist starting to knit with my new yarn so it was lucky that the free kit was a quick knit and in no time I had created:
Winter Sun Lavender Sachet
Started & finished 12th August 2009
Created from a kit by The Knitting Goddess
With thanks to Scully for the pattern amendments and for introducing me to the Knitting Goddess

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Stitching and Sewing

Yesterday I spent the day at a quilting workshop at my favorite local (ish) quilting shop and could not resist celebrating the fact that on Friday I was offered a job which was exactly what I was looking for. So just as soon as the HR department of my new company gets the contract sorted out I will be once again employed. I should really have waited till my first pay cheque is sitting in the bank before making a celebratory purchase but could not resist two new quilt top kits that they had in the shop and somehow ended up buying both.
I am thinking of making the blue quilt for my sister's baby to be as my sister is not a great fan of babyish stuff and the red one is for me. But before I make a start on either I really must finish a few WIPs.

Today I have been very lazy; a teeney tiny bit of housework has been done but apart from that I have spent the day sitting on my sofa either surfing the internet (and trying, so far successfully, not to spend any money), stitching or knitting. I managed a small little finish:


I just love stitching biscornu, they are small & quick to finish and are a great way to use up scraps of thread and fabric.