Posts by blueadt

Quilting for Project Linus

I’ve joined a quilt group and I made my first Project Linus quilt top this weekend:   It needs making into a quilt sandwich, quilting and binding so not finished yet. Here are the fabrics close up: Using fabrics from my stash I used half a metre of the rabbit print, the same in white for […]


It’s like Christmas…

The treadle sewing machine is starting to dry out and this morning I was able to open the last drawer. This instruction booklet was found in the top left drawer: Unfortunately part of it has been cut with what looks like pinking shears. Last night the bottom right drawer opened to reveal a new leather […]


New to me

Unbeknown to me my Mother in Law inherited a sewing machine when she bought her house 9 years ago. An old treadle sewing machine was left behind in the garage by a previous owner.  She mentioned it in passing recently, my husband had a look at it on Saturday and she came home with us […]


Resurrecting projects

We’re in sunny Norfolk for a week (I hope I haven’t jinxed the weather now) and I’ve bought a project to keep me busy: It’ll be turned into Ruby, Pearl & Opal. I originally started it a few years ago for a friends’ 50th birthday present but used white sheeting for the sashing and wasn’t […]


Toddler applecore quilt

AGES ago I started making a quilt for my friends’ daughter. She was two last August and it was intended to be for her birthday.  She finally received it last week:   I had half a meter each of the most beautiful fabrics and wanted to find a design that made the most of them: […]


Returning to crafting

I’m back.  I took a break from blogging as my ankle injury was getting in the way of crafting and the pain was getting me down. I’ve finally got a diagnosis and have scratched the thin layer of cartilage on the Talar Dome (think of a knuckle bone after a dog has had a quick gnaw […]


Hothouse socks

I started this pair of socks aiming for a soft snuggling pair to sooth my injured ankle. Pattern: David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook by David Schulz using Aquaphobia pattern stitch. Yarn: 90g of Posh Yarns Lucia sock in Hothouse Needles: 2x 2.25mm circulars Made for: me, UK 7 Method: Two at a time, toe up. The toes were cast on […]


Happy New Year

A bit belated I admit but better late than never. My blog has been down for a while due to technical problems but my husband is a bit of a whizz and has sorted it all out.  So as he’s put the effort in I thought I’d better get back into the blogging habit. A […]


Every Day socks

  Pattern: David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook by David Schulz using Hermione’s Every Day sock pattern stitch. Yarn: 82g of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett colour Landscape Mist 04354 Amazon Needles: 2x 2.25mm circulars Made for: me, UK 7 Method: Two at a time, toe up. The toes were cast on separately, rejoined and then separated again for the […]


Belated post

I had planned to post about my trip to the Festival of Quilts last month. The trip was a birthday present from my husband and became a girly trip with a very good friend.  Hotel booked, yarn shop enroute planned, money saved and a shopping list of sorts prepared what could go wrong? A fall […]


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