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Thursday, 21 January 2016

All warm inside stitching..

Well, this is what is like outside today. Pretty yes, but OH! so COLD. 
You can guess where I shall be than, in the sewing room, the warmest place in the cottage with the log burner doing it's thing.

 And my latest pair of socks are keeping my tootsies all warm too.

Though they do look as if I have odd socks on.

 One bright thing in the day though, my Singapore orchid has decided to flower and is looking very beautiful.

  I am keeping up with the 365 challenge and these are my latest blocks. They are however getting a little bit fiddly now. The next one to do has 25 pieces and they are only 3 and a 1/2 inches big. 
Challenge is the right word but the one after that is a half square triangle so only two pieces.:0)

The lovely Ann has asked for an appliqué block for next months Siblings Together Quilt, they are delightful hedgehogs and I could not resist starting them already..

Just the hand stitching to do, so I shall sit buy the fire and get started..

Keep safe and keep stitching ......................Doti...

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Off we go again 365 Challenge.

The 365 Challenge.

Every one must have heard about it by now, it is all over the internet.

You make 1 block every day for a year. Yep, 365 3 1/2 inch blocks. Now that sounded like fun :0) and  I did like the the quilt pattern, and yes, I thought I could use up all that taupe and blue fabric in my stash .
Finished quilt, arrow points to where we are at the moment.
Well, I am not sure how far I shall get, but here are the first seven days of blocks. Some of this fabric has been in my stash for years, so I am quite pleased it is finally seeing the light of day.

Week one.

Other than doing the tiny blocks for the 365 Challenge, I did finish the blocks for Sue, who is the mama of the month for the Siblings Together 2 Group.
These blocks are called wonky crosses and there is a good tutorial here at
if you want to have a go.

Sue would like to make her quilt for a boy, so hence the colours. I think the child who gets this quilt will love it..

Other than doing a little mending, that is all the sewing I have achieved. plus just a little knitting.
First pair of Socks for 2016.

The Christmas Decks are all down and yes, a little spring cleaning was called for, especially in the sewing room  :0)

Keep safe and keep stitching.......................Doti...