Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Apple shaped pot holders

 Were nominated to be my October OMG and they were completed today.

They are now waiting patiently in my giftie box.    

I also finished off sewing together the green scraps that were being worked on while in the Zoom Room on Saturday.    

Next step is to convert them into bibs.    

Linking with Elm Street Quilts.


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Saturday, October 22, 2022

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Caught up with the blue scraps - last month's  RSC colour - during the week and they now look like this.  

Once they were put aside it was onto to making some pot holders for the Hospital Auxiliary Stall.  The last one was sold  a couple of weeks ago and stock needed to be replenished.  These had been "production lined" during the week and only needed to be top stitched last night when joining in with  FNSI.

The Auxiliary has a couple of Christmas stalls coming up during November/December so with that in mind some Christmas fabrics were pulled to make tablerunners.  

I  finished reading this book and even though I did guess the storyline at the beginning it did not stop me from enjoying the book and would certainly recommend it.   Set in the 1950's in a small town on the NSW coast the mystery woman tries to start a new life away from the glitz and glamour of Sydney and an affair that she had with a politician.  


A batch of apple, coconut and cinnamon muffins were made and enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

Chooky put up a post during the week letting the Chookshed Stitchers know that there was a need for "a sewing fix" to be had via Zoom on Saturday.   I had been debating whether to shop on Friday or Saturday so the decision was made for yesterday, stitch and Zoom today.  No better way to spend a gloomy day than in the sewing room with chatter and laughter.  

I used the time while chatting to sew green scraps - this months RSC colour - together for the next batch bibs.   

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Playing Catch up

Last month the RSC colour was light blue and unfortunately nothing was done towards trying to empty the blue scrap bin but that was overcome this week when a start was made sewing blue slabs of fabric together to end up as bibs.

While these were being sewn up this e-book was keeping me company.  I have read many books by Alexander McCall Smith with The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series being my favourite however this is the first e-book of his that I have listened to.    

In between heavy showers this week I managed to squeeze in a quick walk around the area and found this display of  gorgeous orchids.

Two more red beanies finished off 

The photo below shows the tally of red beanies made so far and you will see that the ball of red wool does not appear to be shrinking.     It will be interesting to see just how many beanies end up being made from it.   Quite a bit more click and clack up and back from the knitting needles to come for a while.

Time to head off and make a start on the day.  

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Saturday, October 8, 2022


Being the first Friday night of the month means FNwF and having not been back in the sewing room much since my stall this was the perfect opportunity to get back into it.    A good start was made on the red and green apple shaped pot holders that are destined for my giftie box.   

The leaves were appliqued onto all six potholders and the stalks - the hanging loops - were cut, sewn and stitched in place as well.   

Hop on over to Cheryll's blog and see what others achieved last night.

We do not get to see the sun very often these days in fact this year so far has been declared our wettest year on record and extreme weather with widespread flooding has been forecast for today so when we woke to a lovely sunny morning on Monday hubs and I went on a drive to North Head.   Judging by the traffic that we drove through in and around Manly everyone else was out and about taking advantage of the sunny day and public holiday.     It was interesting watching the pilot boats leading the cargo ship out through the heads.  

The book that I am currently reading is certainly proving to be a "page turner".   

Is anyone else having problems uploading photos via the insert image icon on blogger?     I have had to go to my photo files and do the cut and paste trick followed by a few clicks of the mouse to get the photos to appear!!!!!!   Very frustrating, time consuming and annoying.  

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