It’s finished! Yes I finally finished my attic24 Granny Stripe at the weekend. It has been nearly there for a couple of weeks but I just couldn’t get myself into the groove. You know what I mean – every hook, twist and turn was just that bit too laborious. I’d do a couple and then put it down. My mind wasn’t with it. But Saturday came and I didn’t feel like doing a lot so I sat curled up on the settee – my knee will shout about that! – and tried a couple of trebles and then sat and then a couple of trebles….. You get the picture I’m sure! And before I knew it…… tadah!!!!!
The sun was streaming through the window making all the colours so vibrant.
I love the mix and the clashes. They are part and parcel of my little bundle. But the edging……
Bellisssiiimmmmo!! The little picot edging was… well… somewhat frustrating. I tried three different patterns and frogged them all, before adapting the last one. 3dc into the dcs below, 4ch and then a ss into the space between the previous dcs, and it worked a treat!
It is now folded and ready and waiting for the warmer weather – I know, blankets are for winter – but this one is going into the caravan to add a splash of colour to the neutral interior. So now what?
Well, Sunday saw me browse through my new magazine.
I was in for a surprise, for there on page 30 was Sewing Daisies and a few pages further on Comfortstitching!! These two ladies are soooo inspirational and I have followed there blogs for quite a while now. Well done ladies for making it into print again!! Now to live up to their example, particularly Sewing Daisies. 24 projects from Sew Hip in a year! Pheeww!! So iI turned and studied and turned and looked. I wanted to do something where I could sit cosily and sew. With my glasses on and then off! It didn’t matter about watching the tv, it was only football! (Sadly Forest lost, but they played well!) So I went for the corsage….
The cutting out was easy and once I had worked out how to fold the strips the sewing was a doddle too! Then the fun started. I layered and sewed, and then unpicked. Repeat! Twice more I sewed and unpicked. The curls would not lay for me, but I persevered and after three hours I came up with this….
Yes it had to be purple!
And I think a fair attempt at something a little fiddly which was classed for a beginner! Like the beads? A little bit of me! So one productive weekend.