Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Snowmen and gardening.

So much for regular blogging, no excuses, I've had plenty of time, being at home so much.
The snow have continued to appear a couple each month.
He does look better with features.

These are addictive and lovely designs by the Australian company, Bunny Hill Designs.

Number Five, not sure about his large carrot nose.

I have decided to add further embellishments when they are all appliqued.

The scrappy wool bundle I bought has come in very handy for variety.

The ribbons and bows still to add and perhaps a scarf.

Whilst we had dry weather I gardened at home and at the allotment, it is allowed in lockdown as exercise. The rain will now help the potatoes and broad beans grow. The green house is overflowing with plants waiting for warmer nights.

I have teeny tiny cucumbers and a tomato growing on their plants already. I think April is a bit early though.
I must take a photo of the latest pair of socks finish.
Happy sewing/sowing and growing


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Only a little bit of sewing on my snowmen but I'm just on the toe decrease for my sock. The merino /man made wool is lovely to knit with. It is actually a light lilac fleck colour.

I'll finish it this afternoon and applique the snowman this evening.
Happy sewing.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

I managed to get a couple of hours in the greenhouse and garden before it started raining. So back indoors for coffee and sewing.  I've finished January and February Snow Happy Ornaments.

Now to continue stitching March.
These are such fun to sew, I've been preparing more blocks but need to find better matches for the embroidery floss for some of the wool felt.
Happy slow sewing.
Josie

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

A gorgeous sunny day here, but quite cold on the walk round the block. Still icy in the shade. After a busy active couple days it's been nice to get back to sewing. This is the first of the snowmen from Snow Happy Ornament Fun by Bunny Hill Designs. I hope to make one each month, This angel one still needs the embroidered arms and halo. I've prepared a few more months to give me a head start. Simple pleasure of choosing different coloured felts for each block. I'm not sure if I will make individual ornaments or sash together as a wall hanging, there's plenty of time to decide.

The back ground fabric is a hessian colour and works well with the felt. I've enjoyed using blanket stitch with matching embroidery thread around the edges.
I hope to join you all next week,
Josie aka Alcea Rosea

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

First an apology for not replying to last weeks comments. I have been busy tidying up my craft room looking for parts of projects that need finishing. I've finished the last three blocks of row B of Dear Jane.





Oops, I thought I'd resized them to a better size.
The last picture is C1 parts to be assembled. I had fun with the orientation whilst cutting the pieces. I do hope to get some sewing in as well as cutting and ironing the next blocks.
The sun was out long enough for a walk round the block before lunch.
Happy Sewing.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Slow Stitching Sunday

I need to add the link whatsit to my sidebar but I'm too tired. I have been de-Christmasing the house most of the day. I did hand sew the binding on Alfie's pyjamas whilst listening to the radio.I chickened out of the trousers and shirt and made the easier pyjamas.

 I have not sewn my Dear Jane, so that is next on my wish list.  I shall blog read later.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Slow Stitching Sunday

I need to sew his arms on with stronger thread but at least he's not in pieces any more. I hope to cut him out some clothes this afternoon, boxer shorts, trousers and shirt.
 It has been a strange week, quiet times and then busy. I'll be glad to be back to our normal. The weather is still dismal today but should be brighter tomorrow.
This is my other hand sewing project of the day, Dear Jane with a few segments still to applique on this block. I hope to make a lot more progress in 2020.
Now to visit a few blogs. I wish everyone a healthy, happy new year.