Monday, 10 August 2015

Clickety-click ....

...knitting needles...tapestry needle...embroidery scissors...
doll needles...tape measure...chopstick...paint brush...
stuffing stick...row counter...embroidery thread...
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...it really is almost all I need at this moment... 
 in a mug  x
apart from the fact that I would love to live in this house of course
(and as ever will continue to dream because it's good for the soul x )
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...and while I knit...
(with one of my most favourite yarns)
...this is a message to anyone who may like a copy
of the DOLLS from the TEAROOM and A TEAROOM Doll Hat 
knitting patterns in Dutch...now available in our
ETSY Shop
(including the free pinafore pattern which accompanies the dolls)
...another happy crafting adventure... 
this time with my very lovely friend Nancy of
Dolce Lana
who is also to be found here on Facebook 
(and if you're lucky to be visiting Belgium a visit to the beautiful Dolce Lana Shop
would be a real treat :-)  )

Thank you Nancy x
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...the 'Chrystal' knitting pattern will be available in Dutch soon...
...and for anyone who has previously purchased the original ENGLISH written
patterns and would prefer the Dutch translations  
I can send you your free copies... just send me a quick message x


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...and behind the scenes...
I'm knitting every day at the moment,
pattern writing and taking photographs as I work...
making good progress and enjoying the summer days

Back Soon 

Happy Making 

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P.S ...Thank you to everyone too who has messaged me about my crochet cushion
from a couple of posts ago. It isn't from a pattern ... I only have my scribbles...
I'm making another one whenever time permits and 
will be taking some pics of my progress ;-) 

X X X X X



Sunday, 28 June 2015

Summertime and Peppermint Tea...

























(Hmm...I don't think he's too happy that I'm moving his quilt :-) )
Yesterday, I took a few more pics of my summer quilt (which I've previously posted about here, here and here)...and it's now ready to be put to good use...I've loved making this quilt ...a very simple and relaxing project...using 5 x 5" squares (charm packs plus some squares cut from my magic cupboard fabrics) secured by 'stitching in the ditch' (oh yes, I love that those stitches just can't be seen...makes me very happy )...with a deep quilted border made by first sketching a design all the way around then stitching with my walking foot...and lastly I added the hand sewn binding (the stripy fabric above is the backing fabric) The bedroom it will probably reside in is currently being redecorated...lots of white...and I think this will be a lovely splash of colour when the room's finished ;-) 
I was planning to call it my 'Summertime' quilt but as I took my pics yesterday and sipped my peppermint tea (more below) I noticed that there's actually quite a large dose of peppermint amongst these happy colours and so I've decided it's going to be known as my 'Peppermint Tea' quilt... it will connect my quilt with happy memories...

...anyone for peppermint tea?...

...eldest lovely daughter brought my tea all the way home 
from the beautiful Charlottesville house of 
Thomas Jefferson in Virginia...
(more about Thomas Jefferson and 'Monticello' here 
it's definitely an interesting read :-)  )
I wonder...have you tried peppermint tea and do you like it?
(it's known 'to soothe both body and spirit'...it's a yes from me...
...I do need to be more adventurous with my tea......
if you have a recommendation would you let me know?  

      

...back soon...

...happy making...

xxx