"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, February 27, 2015

Making a quilt from a silk sari.

I've been given a raw silk sari by Ken's cousin's wife, who has asked me if I could make a quilt from it.  It is mostly plain green with a border of cream colour on each side of the length, and one end is cream with embroidery on it.   I really have no idea where to start - can anyone offer advice?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Vic. centenary doiley.

The ladies in our Brotherhood Opshop are so thoughtful.  Even though I no longer work there regularly, but am on call as a back up, the ladies who know I collect vintage linens will put any interesting pieces aside for me if they turn up in a donation.  This morning I filled in for one of the regulars, and when I arrived, I was handed a little plastic bag with my name on.  Inside was this doiley.  I was so pleased!  I have a few different centenary doilies, but had never seen this one with St Kilda Road embroidered on it!
It is in excellent condition, but needs a few more stitches to finish it off which I will do next month when I am on duty at the Embroiderers Guild.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Crinoline Lady cross stitched doiley.

A friend found this in an op shop recently and snapped it up for me.

Another friend (at the Embroiderers' Guild) gave this to me yesterday. Like me, she has a large collection of aprons, and culls them now and then. I am the lucky recipient of the culled aprons! I was happy to add this gorgeous gingham apron to my collection of cross stitched and chicken scratch stitch gingham items.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Two more owls for my Owl family

I finished two more owls for my twig today, slightly larger than the first one.