Thursday, 8 November 2012

Pink and Scary!

 I want to start today by thanking all of you who commented on my last post and especially those who gave me hints and tips for my stall.  They were really useful tips that hadn't occurred to me.

In the meantime, I've finished the couple of items that didn't get done in time to put on the stall.  The pink baby quilt is quilted and bound.

 It's made with all recycled materials with the backing (below) coming from a pair of curtains I got from a car boot sale.
 The knitted lampshade came out better than I thought.  It's knitted in 6 pieces with hearts on 3 panels and garter stitch around the edges.  I suppose it would be possible to knit it all in one piece but that's beyond me I'm afraid.

(This pic looks a bit distorted, may be something to do with the trouble I had loading them this week.)
Last Friday we popped out to the the local village pub to grab a bite to eat after attending a funeral and ended up being unwitting guests at a 60th birthday party, meaning we didn't have to buy dinner after all. 'RE-SULT!' As one of our friends would say. On Saturday night, the same pub had a Halloween party.  I knew our  friends were going but no-one had seriously mentioned dressing up.

I really should have known better!!  And  considering how disgusting they ALL look, surprisingly the one most often mentioned as being scary was the clown?!

Progress since last time:

Baby quilt finished
Lampshade finished
Experimental tote bag finished with 3 more almost done.
Christmas present scarf half knitted
3 charity shop wool jumpers felted
1 charity shop cardigan un-run
1 scarf un-run

Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

What a beautiful quilt!!!!! I love the fabrics. It is adorable.
I think clowns are creepy, but they don't bother me like they do some people.

Natalie Jones said...

Will you be posting pictures of your tote bag.....?

Highland Monkey's said...

What a sweet little quilt. I love the fact you've made it completely out of re-cycled fabrics. How nice to get a free dinner, they usually taste the best! Not a fan of clowns either, everybody else looks suitably creepy!

Little Green Doll said...

Teresa, I love this baby quilt!!! Fabrics and colours are lovely!! Clowns can be very sinister hehehe. Silviax