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Tuesday 26 April 2016

PYT time

It's Piece Yourself Together time again and I have a couple of things to share with you this time.

First of all my project folder has progressed and is now a folder.

Just a few hexagons to add as embellishment inside.

As you can see a piece of embroidery has already made its way inside!

I have also been working on some hexies for a table runner to go in our spare bedroom and these are now waiting to be sewn together.

Apologies for the poor quality of the photographs - it has been grey and wet here today.

Many thanks to Anthea for hosting the PYT linky - pop over to her blog here to see what everyone has been doing.

Hope you are having a great week.

Saturday 16 April 2016

FNSI for April

Many thanks once again to Wendy for organising our Friday get together - please pop over to Wendy's blog to see what everyone was doing last night.

I had a choice of projects to work on, but which? So, when in doubt start a new project! And that is just what I did.

I have been cleaning our spare bedroom as we have friends arriving to stay on Monday. We have an old chest of drawers in there and I bought some chalk paint while we were in the UK to give it a new lease of life. This will have to wait until our guests have left but it occurred to me that a pretty table runner on top of the chest would be perfect to show it off and so I got busy with my hexagons. I sorted out all the pale pinks and blues from my hexi stash and then went though my fabric stash looking for the same colours and this was the result of my afternoon and evenings work.

I still have a few more hexies to cut out and then I shall get busy basting.

We have had a lovely display of tulips in our terrasse garden this year.

I took this picture earlier in the week and sadly wind and rain since then mean that they are starting to look a bit bedraggled! But the lovely colour is still there.

Hope your Friday evening was fun.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Piece Yourself Together time

I have had this post written for a couple of weeks having got my dates and Tuesdays all mixed up!

As always, many thanks to Anthea for hosting this linky. Pop over to  Anthea's  blog to see  her almost completed, beautiful table runner and to find out what everyone else has been doing.

I am pleased to say that I actually have something positive to share with you all today!

I was looking for a small hand sewing project to work on over Easter and remembered these hexies that I had sewn together in Spain with the vague idea of making a project folder with them.

I also remembered a piece of Jenny of Elefantz embroidery that I worked a couple of years ago which has been sitting around waiting for a project.
And so I put them together and I now have the outside of my project folder!

Now I need to think about how I am going to finish off the inside - how many pockets I want etc. Hopefully it will not be too long until I can show you the finished folder.

While we were in England we visited Arlington Court in North Devon and I spotted this coverlet in one of the bedrooms.

It was made in the early 19th century and the hexagons are 3/4". Sadly, as you will see from the close up, many of the fabrics have started to disintegrate.

I should imagine that many of the fabrics have faded too. However, it was lovely to see it out on the bed as it had spent many years in a drawer before it was discovered.

I am also linking up with Super Mom No Cape and her
Vintage Embroidery Link

 Happy piecing!