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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

WIP and a couple of small finishes

It has been a sad weekend for France as you will know. Thank you to all those of you who sent messages of support - they were very much appreciated.


So, work in progress is on my November CQJP block and here it is.

There are a couple of TAST stitches in there. Crossed Buttonhole

and Half Chevron.

When I was at Ally Pally last month I was looking out for a small project to work on while I was away and found a sweet little scissor keep kit on Sue Hawkins crowded little stall. I finished the scissor keep a few weeks ago but have only just got around to photographing it. Not an easy task for something so small and oddly shaped!

I do love Sue's kits - always such a lot of lovely little details.

My other finish will be a Christmas present and it's another pattern that I found on the Popular Patchwork site. The Simple Sewing Companion is a free pattern.

There are three little pockets so space for a tape measure too which I shall buy in UK so that it has inches as well as centimeters! I should have put a little ruler in one of the pictures - the folded case measures between four and five inches.

So that is my news for now - don't forget that Friday night is FNSI, sign up here to join in with an evening of cyber sewing fun!

I am linking this up to Anthea's CTTY post.


  1. I like the sewing companion - clever idea; and yes, Sue Hawkins's kit, lovely. They are fiddly, but well worth it.
    I have been waiting for your black and yellow block - it is looking great; very good stitches; I like the crossed buttonhole and various lengths of half chevron
    are very nice :-)

  2. The sewing companion is very cute - thanks for the links.

  3. Beautiful projects and your block is just gorgeous. How sweet is that scissor fob. I am so glad you are safe......so very sad xxx

  4. there has been a lot of thoughts for France from everyone here in Australia....

  5. I think the world over was rocked by the attacks on Paris, to think that there are people out there who want to harm and maim like that is unbelievable.

    Your makes are so lovely, the scissor fob is so pretty x

  6. Two very cute creations Lin... I love that little sewing companion, so clever! I might go look at the tutorial for it

  7. your work is beautiful as always. I do like that little sewing companion and have printed the pattern to make one for myself. Thank-you for sharing the link.

  8. I'm sorry for what has happened in your country-what a tough time for everyone. I love that sewing companion, what a great idea! And your stitching, as usual, is quite nice. I like the threads that you're using.

    Take care and stay safe,

  9. Hi Lin, It has been a terrible week for France and my heart goes out to a nation in morning. x

    I have to say I am loving the black/orange/gold of your latest crazy patchwork simply stunning as ever.

    I am still hard at it with uni work at the moment working on the dissertation is getting the better of me . :(

    hugs Susan x

  10. I've made several sewing companions over the years and just love the pattern! Love, love, love your title scissor keep! Looks like a lot of work on a very small piece.

  11. Yes, France has been in my prayers, it's been a terrible time.

    Your block is just stunning, love the color combos and all the special touches. Your detail work is amazing. The scissor fob is darling, and I love the little sewing companion, too darling! Stay safe, my dear.

  12. Lin, we have been devastated about the news and will continue to send prayers and virtula hugs.ake care...
    Your projects are beautiful...your work is exquisite! Love that scissors keep and the sewing companion is adorable!

  13. Gorgeous work and scissor fob.

  14. We are all shocked by the events in France and also with the ecological disaster here. Are hard times for all of us.
    His works are beautiful but my eyes were enchanted with blue flowers embroidery at the top of the page. Beautiful!
    A warm hug!


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