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2 chair cushions recovered to match curtains.
2 pairs of curtains taken apart and remade into one pair of curtains that actually fits the windows properly.
Another pair of curtains hemmed.
Possible source of extra fabric for the now-bare window found on internet.
Headboard for bed covered.
White bedlinen dyed cream and king-size duvet cover cut down to fit single duvet.
3 chairs extracted from tractor shed and washed.

Still hoping to get done sometime this week:
Quilted throw for sofa (top is pieced; need to buy batting, backing and binding and do the quilting).
Rug for bedroom (this is unlikely to get finished this week, but I want to start making some more progress on it).
Possible mural for bedroom wall, though I'm wondering if I should wait until bookshelves have been put up.
Mock up of dress for my brother's wedding.
I'm also expecting round 3 of Sock Madness to start towards the end of the week.
Start planting up the garden (I bought a few things at the farmers' market on Saturday but I'm going with my mum to a local nursery and garden centre on Thursday to see what else we can find. There isn't yet any topsoil in most of the garden, though my brother has promised to bring some soon.)

The extra wide worktop that divides the kitchen from the living area has proved to be a most useful space for cutting and pinning fabric. It's higher than a normal table which means much less bending and stretching.

There are sheep with baby lambs in the field behind the garden at the moment. I wish I was going to be here in a few weeks time when the bluebells will be out in the woods.


Mar. 28th, 2009 04:00 pm
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Pictures of lovely things sent to me recently by kind people )

Socks I made last weekend for Sock Madness. The pattern is written so that you knit the leg and foot first in a tube and go back to do the heel afterwards. Halfway through the first I decided to do the heels in the contrast stripy yarn. Halfway through the second I realised I could do the toes in the contrast yarn too. Now I can't decide which one to go back and redo. Thoughts? More pics (with close ups of heels and toes) here.
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Knitted animation! *loves*

Also, sad news about Tony Hart (and also, I assume (though no one has mentioned it yet), Morph).

Did anyone else hear Desert Island Discs this morning? I missed all of Vince Cable's time in leadership (LibDem intramural affairs don't get a lot of airtime on CNN), so I knew almost nothing about him, but he sounded utterly lovely. Especially when he was talking about his first wife, who sounded wonderful.
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A friend of mine from church recently gave me this lovely stash of fabrics.. )
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Signed up for the Pay It Forward challenge but don't know what to make?

Here's three of my favourite sources of online inspiration:

How About Orange tutorials

Whip Up

Purl Bee
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So this afternoon I'm working at home and watching the craft shows on the DIY channel at the same time. Right now there is a programme on 'Altered Books'. What!?!?! These aren't 'altered books' these are 'ruined, destroyed and killed books'.

They glue the pages together!

Then gouge holes in them.

All that seems to matter to them is the size of the book. As if it's just an object.

What is WRONG with these people?! Don't they know that books are worlds and universes to explore? Don't they realise that the whole value is in those words they're rendering illegible?

I love beautiful books. But there's something seriously wrong with a person who finds the appearance of a book, any book, more important than its content.


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