Thursday, 29 December 2011

Getting close to New Year

In this part of the world and I'm sure in others, the New Year must be met with a clean house.  All the old rubbish is thrown out, cupboards cleaned, floors scrubbed well you know the rest.   The next two days here will be dust bunny blitz time and I may be too tired to blog so I'll let you know what I've been up to.

Boxing Day I finished the Stitch In with 11 tray cloths for the local hospice made from my 1960's cotton curtain fabric.   I first made a cardboard template from one of the old clothes, drew round it on the back of the curtaining and set off to sew.

I had to tape several sheets of card to make the template as I didn't have one piece big enough to cut it from.

And this is the finished result, 11 1960's style tray cloths/placemats
I forgot to show you my swish lighthbox and new rotary sharpener both of which I'm really pleased with.
And last but not least this is what I've been doing this afternoon.  I followed this tutorial on the SewWeQuilt blog.  I've made two but only have one left as Sy has taken one for Julie.
I'll try and pop in again before 2012 but if I get lost in the dust or thrown out with the rubbish have a prosperous and creative New Year.


Terri said...

Love your owl! Looks like a Kendle holder?
Sorry you have to clean instead of blog, or sew. I'm not there where you are, so I'm not doing that. I will be restocking my now rennovated kitchen... but not quickly or very efficiently.
Happy New Year to you!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your owl is sweet. I love his expression.

We were brought up with out with the old and in with the new which meant my Mother cleaning her cupboards. Also it was considered especially lucky if a tall, dark, and handsome man was the first to enter the house after midnight so my Dad always had to stand outside until Big Ben had chimed in the New Year on the TV no matter what the weather.