Monday, July 08, 2013

A weekend sewing

As you can see below Mum had a very productive sewing weekend (even more so than she showed which I am sure she will post about soon).  I did also actually, I spent most of the weekend sewing in the end.  Mum is much more focused than me (and has far less projects on the go).  I flitted between about three projects, though the ultimate goal was to finish a project by the end of the weekend.

I joined in with Friday Night With Friends (though am super slack and am including my results in this post), in which I sewed some hexagons, laid them out and started to sew some together.  Then I decided to have a little organise of my sewing things and I bagged all my projects that have yet to be started, but I have all of the fabric etc for.

Then on Saturday I sewed some more hexagons together, did a tiny bit of stitchery on one project.  Then by the evening I figured I wasn't going to have any projects finished that I had what is a girl to do but to start another one.  I had a little needle roll kit in my friday nights organised pile. So I got that out and by Sunday night it was nearly finished (the only reason it isn't is because the kit didn't have enough thread and I didn't have one to match so I have to go and buy some).  There is only a tiny bit of blanket stitch to go.

After I ran out of thread I switched to the last project, again sewing more hexagons together but for a different bag :).

Hope you all have a lovely week!
Happy Sewing,

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Corrina's Friday Night with Friends

It’s great to join in with you all for Friday Night with Friends.  I’ve joined Lynette Anderson’s mystery block of the month button club - Chateau Hexagon and last night I worked on my first block.  My eyes wouldn’t stay open any longer before it was finished though so I’ve sat in the sunshine this morning and finished it - yay!  I’m so pleased with it and I’ve got month two already so I’m keen to work on that one now.  Here it is:

My faithful friends are never far away and here they are supervising:
I’m also doing some knitting and I did a few rows last night too.  I haven’t knitted for myself for years and years but I saw a pattern for a vest that I really liked and it’s knitted with chunky wool on big needles so I thought I’d give it a go.  If you would like to look at the pattern just Google Patons Inca Book 1294 (it's the one on the front cover).  It’s knitted in strips and this is what I’ve done so far:

It has quite a cool quilted look to it.  I actually can’t knit for too long as I find it really hard on my hands with the big needles so it’s just as well that it knits up really quickly.  It’s going to be super warm when it’s finished.  Here’s hoping that I actually get it finished before winter is over.

I hope you enjoyed your evening as much as I did and I’m looking forward to looking at what you've been doing.  I always find it greatly inspiring.