Gosh it’s Sunday! Time for Sunday Sevens!
I think getting my sewing space in order has done something to me, and helped me get organised and productive in other areas of life too. Or maybe I’m just older and wiser since having a birthday last week!
Quite a random photo…. I’ve been so chuffed with my successful egg poaching this week I just had to share!
We’ve had quite a few sunny spells this week, but it’s been really quite chilly with it. Here’s a planter that cyber-mom bought me for my birthday. Often I look out and see it I think it’s the cat on the patio waiting to come it.
I’ve been out testing a coverlock machine this week. I’ve not made a purchase yet, and I’m thinking I’ll write a blog post to share all my research into buying one, as they’re not something us sewers would dash out and buy without a lot of thought. UPDATE – PART ONE OF COVER STITCH QUEST IS HERE
H has finally mastered doing wheelies which frightens me to death!
A little treat that I bought with some of my birthday money. An ironing mat. I usually have to put the mini ironing board on the table and move my overlocker, or run downstairs to use the proper ironing board. I think I might splash out and buy a separate iron for my sewing room.
Lunch out with cyber mom at a new pub that’s opened within walking distance. Bis Sis’ joined us for a cuppa just as the desserts arrived. My dessert, which is slightly over exposed, is the biggest vanilla slice you’ve ever seen, and cyber-mom had a
slab slice of twix cake. We did share them 3 ways and even had some left to take home for cyber-pops.
Before I started my first night shift on Friday the hubby and I had tea out. Somewhere slightly more refined with a lot smaller portions! My chocolate orange bread and butter pudding was very nice, but I could have eaten another!
I missed going to a friend’s 50th birthday party on Saturday night as I was working. I made her an arm knitted scarf and dropped it off on my way to work. The hubby was a very will model, which was rather a shock! I had to change the photo to black and white though as he did look a bit red in the face, so was maybe a little embarrassed.
A couple of links after being prompted by one of my lovely followers. I used King Cole – The Ultimate Super Chunky – 3 strands worked together. (I bought mine fro Leeds market, so for anyone who’s going to Sew Up North you’ll be able to pick some up then). And I followed the video tutorial at Wool and The Gang.
For my first one (I made myself one a year or so ago) I cast on 8 stitches (using the long tail method) but the scarf wasn’t quite big enough to wrap around twice. For this yarn 6 stitches works perfectly. If you just want to have a go to see what happens just use 3 balls of whatever you’ve got knocking about – a thinner yarn will produce a more loopy scarf. Just experiment with different amounts of stitches, and yarn. Just make sure you go to the loo before you start and have anything you might want close to hand!