Archive for the ‘woollen blankets’ Category

hoppity-hoppity

Sep
2014
30

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Well!  You’ll need to settle down with a lovely cup of something to read this one!  The lovely and creative Rebecca of Needle and Spindle asked me to participate in this little bloggity hop, where we get to ramble on about the whole creative process as it fits into our lives.  It’s taken me hours [...]

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:: lamps were lit very very early :: corners were tidied and reorganised :: the perfect vintage blanket was unearthed from the sewing shed :: mail from Japan was rescued from the leaky mail box, delighted over, and ideas were hatched :: borders were chopped and stitched and pressed – the material so very pretty [...]

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Not last weekend but the one before – with one week left for me on placement in the ICU – Julian left for yet another overseas work trip.  Ugh!  It was a very dreary weekend.  Cold.  Grey.  Abby had a Sunday full of friends and an outing.  I was home alone.  Too frazzled to settle [...]

kitchen day

Jul
2014
16

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My it’s so cold at the moment.  Our breath is frosted even in the kitchen (no! don’t give in! don’t give in! leave the heating off!). But oh it’s so lovely to be home, home, home!  This being day three of my return to a time of quiet and domesticity – and I’m loving it. [...]

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:: the sofas are crumpled with quilts … speaking of the cold but cosy nights we are having as we move past the winter solstice and once more towards the sun :: so many corners filled with so many projects … a little dabbling in last summer’s crocheted cotton throw, and turning a doily pattern, [...]

the napping quilt

May
2014
16

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Forgive me all the photos – the golden afternoon light, the glowing warm red of the brick wall, the lush grass, the cheery blue of the chair … it was all so pretty. This is the napping quilt.  I started this six years ago – I think it was a fat quarter bundle of a [...]

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Saturday was not the day I expected.  Abby unexpectedly visited the city with her friend.  Julian unexpectedly spent all day asleep. Frankly, I was at a bit of a loss.  There was so much that could be done – a kitchen table to clear of wool, the last of the Christmas decorations to put away [...]

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There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left.  Ooooh [...]

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This afternoon was the perfect time and perfect weather to head out into the garden, quilt tucked under my arm, to stitch in some ends.  And there were a few.  When I began quilting this sweet quilt, the top thread kept breaking.  Initially there was a hmph!  I rethreaded the machine and took off again. [...]

B3

Aug
2013
12

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Oh I love vintage blankets.  Look at that colour and texture … just sings of warmth and comfort and homeliness, doesn’t it.  In that warp and weft are held the stories of Australian farmers and shearers, of local woollen mills and their talented weavers, of a time when small country towns produced their own woollen [...]

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Goodness, but the weather has been wet and blustery the last few days.  Such a good thing then that this marvellously warm and snuggly quilt was started and finished in record time! I bought the flannel fabric – well, the yellow, white and orange floral and the wee purple, green and orange cowboys and Indians [...]

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Remember the May Gibbs fabric?  I made pillowcases and laundry bags, fat quarters and goodies were posted to a lovely reader, and I even tried putting together a block that by the end of the evening I hated. Then the moomin quilt didn’t fit the blue and cream checked vintage blanket – entirely my fault [...]