Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Textured Dishcloth Completed.

Getting around to completing a few projects;First textured dishcloth using a pattern from the Lily Sugar’nCream web site. It used a lot more cotton than my usual rows of trebles. I like it -especially the colour. Thanks for the yarn Mandy x

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Long, large walking socks finished at last.

With the final expedition for the Silver D of E looming I thought I had better get these finished. They have not been tried on yet, but I think they will fit. They may be a little warm perhaps? Although they have been knitted in Drops Big Fabel sock yarn so should be good for …

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Last of this Summer’s Strawberries.

Last batch of strawberry jam made for this year. Also soft set-but I am getting used to that. I had to make a few more strawberry pincushions too. These are larger and in brighter colours;scarlet with a white dot trimmed with a teal green.

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Strawberry Pincushions

This is a mixture of the last two posts. I enjoyed making these. Although small, they hold the pins well and one will fit neatly into my travel sewing kit. I cannot put it off anymore; The ironing pile beckons…

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Strawberry Jam

Just finished making 11 jars of jam. In the time it took to set (or I think it reached setting point) the washing got soaked and now the sun is out. The washing is now on the Aga rack and towels in the tumble drier(yes I gave in-better make sure it still works?) I always …

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Pincushions

Having a domestic day jam making and stitching. The washing is out on the line (in hope)-away from the jam making- but the ironing pile will have to wait a while. Pleased with the way these turned out. There might be time to make some strawberry pincushions later too…

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Bike Basket Cover

Just finished making a cover for my bike basket. It is made from the gorgeous Michael Miller Dot Spin and bonded to Lamifix. It is supposed to give a waterproof covering to fabric -we shall see… I thought that oilcloth would have been heavy, and not so easily gathered, but it may have been more …

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