Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Day 59 Stitching Post; Serious Stitching.

Day 59 February 28th I ordered some extra wide sheeting online and it arrived today.  It looks good and should make two extra long  fitted sheets. When I purchased the 4 by 7 foot bed for my 6′ 7″ son I bought sheets from a specialist company. I wish I had made my own from …

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Day 58 Stitching Post ; More of the same

Day 58 February 27th Not much time for stitching today. Sorted out a few more hexies ready for stitching over the weekend. This pile of tiny scraps finally destined for the bin having been the waste for two projects.

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Day 57 Stitching Post; Pincushions

Day 57 February 26th Made a few pincushions  this afternoon using vintage egg cups. Some fabrics were easier than others to form into a smooth dome. All hold the pins well and are sturdy to work with. They have the advantage of not having any protruding points coming out of the bottom too

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Day 56 Stitching Post; Two flowers.

Day 56 February 25th Achieved a little more this evening , in the company of Stephanie. Nice chat too!

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Day 55 Stitching Post; Slow Progress

Day 55 February 24th My attempts to do a little stitching have been thwarted; It is hard to stitch hexies  with a cat sprawled over you! I will have to work hard to make sure that I do not join him in a nap…

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Day 54 Stitching Post; Ta Dah

Day 54 February 23rd Today I finished my skirt. I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out; The pattern matches and the concealed zip went in well. I have now put in two invisible zips using my new machine foot. I need to do a few more to justify the expense…

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Day 53 Stitching Post; Delphine Skirt

Day 53 February 22nd Today I have cut out a Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt. In the time it has taken to adjust the pattern and cut out the pieces I probably should have finished the skirt on the Sewing Bee! I have the nap of the needle cord all in the same direction …

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Day 52 Stitching Post; Vintage Threads

Day 52 February 22nd I will hopefully get on with some serious stitching tomorrow. Meanwhile I have organized my vintage threads in my vintage box as part of my tidying up. Many of them are on wooden reels and have great names such as astral gold and orange lily. I have put the more modern …

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Day 51 Stitching Post; A flower.

Day 51 February 20th Not much time for stitching today; Managed one flower. More to follow….

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Day 50 Stitching Post; A few hexies

Day 50 19th February Managed to tack a few hexies while I was away. I still have fabric left but may have to make scrappy flowers since there is unlikely to be 6 hexies in each fabric.

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