A cute idea

Living on an island seems to see most people owning a boat of some description.  But what do you do with them when they have had their day?  Some people just dump them or leave them to rot on the beach.  But I found one family who have reused their's to hold a vegetable garden.  Now that's a good idea.

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Week 8 - Placemats for charity

Along with the jelly-rolI I also have the end of a bolt of fabric that I love.  It is Shadow Play by Maywood and is just the best quality, I had bought 6 bolts of this but didn't use all of this one.  But it also has been sitting there for 10 years so it needs to be used as well.  It is no good looking at it and saying how lovely it is.

Very mixed results with this weeks offerings.  This will have to be put down to experience.

Mat 15

I just used different sized circles to quilt this.  Not the most successful outcome.  (Cross that one off the list.)

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Mat 16

I love this quilting pattern.

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It doesn't suit the pieced front of the mat.

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Onto week 9!

Another post box

I am doing a lot of walking at the moment.  I had very high blood pressure after contacting a virus in hospital.  It took a while for them to realise it was a virus and not hypertension.  I am still having problems coming off the drugs they gave me and one way of coping is to walk, at least my 10,000 steps each day.  The island isn't very big so to make it a bit more interesting I vary my route.  On one particular walk I came on yet another post box.  A plain old boring post box made interesting with plastic toys.  I think all those reptiles would put me off putting the mail in if I was the post person. Screen Shot 2016-09-17 at 11.19.59 am


It grew legs and has walked away!  That Assisi embroidery that I lost and then found and have now lost again! 

I know I got it ready to take away with me but when I got there I only had the pattern and the embroidery frame.  I thought I must have left it at home but when I got back it was nowhere to be found.  I will just have to keep looking. 

So then I thought I would restart my other cross stitch on the 40 count linen, the Aulejos Sewing Casket.  With a concerted effort I have now finish the front panel and the pincushion that make up the casket.

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I am tempted to make up the casket and them do the other pieces that go inside later but I think I will make all the components and then make up the casket.  If I don't I'm afraid it will join the UFO list.