Monday, September 25, 2023

September Round Up

Hello friends and fellow crafters,
I have such a pile of stuff to fully finish and I was hoping to get some things done to show on here before the end of the month.
Well, that hasn’t happened so I’ll just post what I do have for now.
One thing I did get fully finished is this pillow I stitched earlier this year. It is one of the  WTNT Seasons of the Heart.
I didn’t want to use the paper tag idea shown on the pattern so I just charted the word spring instead.

I used Lady Dot chenille trim in the colour Rainy and I believe the backing fabric is Lynette Anderson

Still with With Thy Needle and Thread I made this project bag which was offered as a pre printed panel. The tiny strawberry zipper pull was a bit of a fiddle to make but I got there in the end.
The Queen of the Needle pillow is also WTNT and was finished earlier this year

I also made another project bag from a very old fabric line that I can no longer remember the name of.

I couldn’t decide which I liked better - front or back but I intend making another bag which will be pieced with the many scraps I have left so the front and back will be more or less the same next time.

As always, there must be a finished pair of socks. I used the Hermione’s Everyday sock pattern which is a free Ravelry download. Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature  4ply and the contrast yarn was a hand dyed leftover from another project.

The socks are shown lying on my current crochet project  which is the Almost Autumn blanket
which is a free pattern by Made by Anita.

I’m using the yarns/colours called for in the pattern. I was getting on great with this blanket and am about three quarters of the way done with it. Then we got an unexpected heatwave and it was just too hot to work on it any more. I haven’t picked it up since it has cooled down to what is normal for this time of year.

I thought I’d show my little tiered display of smalls that were all stitched and finished many years ago. 

The last thing I have to show is this five year diary I bought on Amazon. I have had the Book of Days for the last couple of years but this diary has pretty much the same layout and was loads cheaper.

So that is about it for now. I hope everyone is well and enjoying your crafting.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post. I didn’t think anyone would be reading but it’s lovely to see I’m not alone here and talking to myself.



marly said...

Finishes are great! The project bags' fabrics are some of the nicest I've seen. Very nice!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous projects as always Margaret. I just love that project bag with the sampler fabric, it looks familiar but I couldn't say who it's by. The socks are pure perfection, I must remember to ask you about those when I write.

Sue said...

What a lovely lot of finishes to show, I love the colour of the socks and thanks for showing the diary, I'll have to look out for it. I think the blanket will come in handy now the weather is changing, it's so dark and wet this morning that it makes you think of snuggling under a blanket x

Carol said...

So many beautiful finishes, Margaret! I especially love your project bags and the pretty pumpkin colored socks and blanket. I have that WTNT Seasons of the Heart chart and don't know why I haven't started it yet--yours turned out so pretty!

Hope you are enjoying the start of autumn ♥

Vickie said...

Such pretty finishes Margaret. I love the project bags very much.

SueH said...

You may not have managed much finishing in the last month Margaret, but your sewing machine has been hot! I love the project bag!

I've not finished a pair of socks but I'm going to have to unravel one of them. I must have picked up the wrong needle and one is much smaller than the other. I don't know how I didn't notice it.

Your throw is looking beautiful........I may need to pull out my crochet hook next!!

Happy Stitching! Sue x

Jenn M said...

Great finishes! I love that autumn blanket: will definitely look that up. Thanks for sharing your pretty projectsūü©∑

diamondc said...

Hi Margaret: You have been very busy, the bags are beautiful, I have never made a bag maybe its time, the socks are beautiful.
The pillows are beautiful and lovely finishing.


Gabriella said...

I love your pretty projects.Saluti dall' Italia.

Katie said...

Beautiful pieces. Lovely finishes. I love the bags. Can never have enough bags like that.

Miriam said...

Lots of nice finishes. I have the same tiered , I will try to fill it like you did.
Have a nice week end,
Miriam from Italy