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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Some finishes

 Yay! It's not often I get to finish projects, but this week I surprised myself!
First off, here's the hexie quilt the Friday ladies made, finally done and modelled by the lovely Ann. All hand pieced and quilted, and it will be either raffled or put to silent auction via the Rotary Club. Congratulations, ladies, great job!
It'll make a lovely table topper for a lucky person.
Next, I went back to this scarf I had made many moons ago. Although I loved the wool and the colour, a beautiful dark teal, it always looked a bit 'blah'. It was made for a person in mind, but she likes colours and crafty things, so I sat down and added arty-farty bits of different yarn, quite simple really. And hey presto - now it doesn't look blah any more! It's a bit hard to see but there
are quite a few shiny and even glittery threads crocheted on.
Another gift - and I hope the person it's intended for isn't reading this! - are the four place mats I made with this beautiful Australian-themed fabric range from Material Girls (via Mary's). I hope the recipient will enjoy them, since she's a fan of our bird life.
And here's some wool I came across in Lincraft. I was looking for exactly that kind of multi-coloured, multi-textured wool after seeing a shawl pattern on Pinterest. I downloaded the pattern, and my next job is to translate the (US) stitches into the UK/Australian version. That'll keep
 me out of trouble. Well, for a while at least.

1 comment:

  1. The table mats look wonderful Donna, the hexie quilt is amazing too, you ladies did a wonderful job. Great idea blinging up the scarf..that wool you got is beautiful! Great colours through it.