Half a frustrating day

A half finished jacket -the sewing machine which can do button holes had to be taken to be looked at as it wasn’t making buttonholes. Gutted as the jacket only needed them to be finished. I found the fabric in a charity shop. I was in there looking for a turquoise cardi to go with my new blue dress pictured above. I’m pleased with the design. The bought dress is empire line and very full, so the jacket needed to be cut wide like a swing coat but short like a bolero. It frayed as soon as it was cut so all seams are either french or bound in royal blue bias binding.

Here we have not even half a jumper. I wasn’t liking how it was turning out, and then my son Jacob (who it is for) suggested making the 2 grey colours wider and wider then narrower and narrower. I think it might work out. It’s an attempt to get a bit more space in the wool cupboard. Strictly speaking the wool cupboard is a 1940/50s china display cabinet, but I can see the wool colours brilliantly when the balls are laid end on. Ought to do a pic.

The blues have been decimated by the arrival of a friend’s grandson Bailey. Top right are the 4ply or less including charity shop cones. Middle row are all DK, bottom row are arans apart from 3 balls of DK multi colured. The rest of the wool has had to queue to get in, and is currently in a willow basket which used to be my washing basket to take things to the washing line. I seriously need to organise myself beyond putting all ideas down in my “blog-book”. Perhaps I should buy “Creating your perfect quilting place: sewing room makeovers” by Lois L. Hallock. http://www.equilter.com sell it and so many gorgeous things and ship to the UK too.

We finally had a couple of days of sunshine between showers so I managed to pick a fair bit of lavender to keep me going. Wicker baskets are good at drying it. The airing cupboard would smell lovely but I still can’t reach it as my daughter is still camped out in that room while I paint her ceiling.
Finally I finished a little something- “Woody” the mushroom -more ebay linen on cotton with burgundy, chocolate and caramac brown cotton gills.

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