Wednesday, 13 January 2010

More snow stops play

Well, we woke up to more snow today. Not as much as expected but still enough to have to cancel our Wednesday sewing. It is defrosting, slowly. Underfoot it is treacherous as there is still a lot of compacted ice. Warmer weather has been promised - but still cold.

I managed some sewing at home today and finished ( YES - FINISHED ) a little bag for my knitting. I am pleased with it as it is pretty. I found the handles in a box in the cupboard. Can't remember what they were earmarked for but they fitted the bill nicely. I used 2 fat quarters from my stash and used a few of those scrappy bits that I keep saving and the cream fabrics were left over from another project. Just goes to show that you can find a use for them eventually. Has it made a dent in the fabric pile? What do you think? The bag pattern came from one of the Japanese books that are so addictive. Luckily the diagrams are easy enough to follow. I apologise for the photography - it is not my strong point, will work on it. The background is a little quilt that I started to hand quilt many moons ago, one day it will be finished.

I have now finished two items on January's list which means 1/6th of the way done. Yippee. I think that I am way too ambitious with what I add to the list and what I think I can complete. I also think that I may lose the bet with Sarah reagarding the baskets quilt, having worked out this morning that I need to do at least 30 blocks per month. So far I have done - 1.

My Quiltmania magazine came today so now I am going to put the kettle on for a cup of tea and sit and enjoy the read.

Love Shirl.x


  1. What a great finish. I do love it, it looks just the right shape for a knitting bag. Glad the snow is slowing up our weather is quite bearable at the moment. I think 30 blocks a month is a little ambitious.

  2. love it, love it,love it!!! I wanna the pattern yah!!!!!xx

  3. Hi Shirley I love the bag its so darn cute your blog is If your stash is any where as big as mine I bet it has not made a needle in a haystack difference lol x