Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pleased but not Perfect

Today was not all that productive even though I had a whole day unplanned. First I cooked tomorrow night's dinner, then there was a walk with a friend, followed by a coffee with a work colleague. She is expecting her first child today, but we made it through the coffee without any surprises. So, most of the day just seemed to run away. I think winter can make days disappear. Summer is wonderful with all the daylight. You feel like you have so much time. I guess I should be pleased that I finally threw out my old yucky oven mitts and replaced them with these. They were fiddly to make with all the layers but will be worth the effort I think. There are a few rough bits with my stitching but so long as I don't get burned, they will do. I use oven gloves all the time.
Its 5pm and the sky is darkening. I'm really over this weather!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Stitch and Bitch Night at my House

We stitch lots but actually don't bitch too much.
I was so lucky to be invited to join a group of people for their monthly stitching get togethers.
It is so much fun to be involved with like minded people and although these lovely people prefer the knitting and crochet stitch to the patchwork stitch, I have enjoyed their company and advice. I have been away from knitting for so long and am a little bit rusty with the purls and cables and the jumper I am making has been unwound so many times I could have made two by now.
Anyway to night it's at my house but I have no idea if anyone is coming because I hardly know these ladies. I'll just wait and see what happens.
Here is a gorgeous little dress Sue made for her granddaughter that I photographed last time we met.
I haven't been on the PC much but I have done a bit of stitching. I happily sat through lots of sessions of the Olympics and quilted a few spiderweb patterns on to this quilt.

This block had so much promise when it was just small but I don't like the way I have finished the edges. Anyway I am quilting it now and I do like the back. I ran out of fabric and didn't plan it well as to how far it should grow. No matter, it is done now and no one will really care except me.
There goes the doorbell!