Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Well That's Shalott

I knuckled down over the past week and finished the Lady of Shalott quilt.  As you know I have a love hate relationship with this one mainly due to the poor quality of the fabric sent.  (The white line is a lightpull cord).

It has grown on me a little but I think I'm just about done with stipple quilting for a few years!  Finished size 40 inches. 

Evenings were taken up with two summer cardies for Olivia.  Honestly, knitting for a little one is quite addictive! This is a pale lilac cotton but it looks a bit washed out in the bad light.  The cloth it's on is bright white!!

And another cotton in eye watering pink.  Both a little large for her at the moment but they are for summer and she can always have long sleeves under them for next Autumn!

I've been having a few thoughts towards next years Art Weeks, yes already, you know how long textiles take! I think I have a few bit's brewing but need to have a rummage around first.

A couple of weeks ago I made some notebook covers for the GSP Rescue and sold them on our Facebook group page.  They all sold in an hour and made a nice little sum for the charity. The fabric is called Happy Pointers and it's by Print Me Pretty.

I have started another bead embroidered collar.  The focal in this one is Fern Agate.  Nice and easy to be working on while I think!

Can you believe we are still waiting for Natural England to sort our bat licence out even though it was promised on the 6th January at the latest after previous delays in November!  I'm sure Andy our builder has bitten all his nails away by now.  We're not even allowed to touch the building in any way without it!  February was the last expected date.  Well at least the weather will hopefully be getting better.

I hope you are staying warm and safe in the snowy weather.  We've yet to actually see any even though it has been quite bitter, I hope those are not famous last words! The dogs are ready for the cold in their fleece jumpers at any rate!

Have a great week!


  1. The notebook covers are super, I'm not surprised they sold out quickly.

  2. I greatly admire your perseverence in stitching and finishing something so challenging. Little Olivia will look lovely in her new cardigans come warmer weather.

  3. Ipad would not let me finish what I was saying. Wanted to add I love your beadwork too and the dogs look great in their winter woolies. X

  4. You've done a good job with Shalott despite yapper feelings about the fabric quality. Cute cardigans and well done with the notebook covers.

  5. How does autocorrect change your to yapper??? Must be because of all the dog references in the post!

  6. Those blinking bats and bureaucrats! The quilt is gorgeous , well done xx


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