Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Just Finished!

My One Monthly Goal for June was to make a pillow cover, and I waited until the last moment, but at least it is done.

My 85 year old father stitched the cross stitch pieces when he had to stay home because of COVID 19. The charts are from the book 'Répertoire des Motifs' by Valérie Lejeune. I have a few more stitched pieces, so some more projects in the future. This piece is going to his sister.

Thanks once again Patty (Elm Street Quilts) for the motivation!!

I did finish a couple of knitting projects this past month, but I can only show one.

This is the Sun Tea, a pattern by Laura Aylor, that I knit out of Lindy Chain from Knit Picks. The blue is some that I dyed with indigo last summer. It doesn't look much better on, and I find the linen/cotton blend a bit rough - maybe it will be better after a few more washes, it should be nice a cool though.
I also finished a pair of handspun socks.

Tour de Fleece (an online spinning event) started on Saturday, and I have big plans. I prepared some raw fleece (cleaned, combed, dyed and carded into batts), plus dyed quite a few commercial braids of fibre in anticipation of the event. I know I won't get it all spun during the tour dates - June 27th to July 19th 2020, but it is nice to have some fibre all ready for spinning. There are future socks (3 pairs), a cowl and a sweater all in that bin (it is also my 'Spin the Bin' challenge on Ravelry).

Nice, hot weather and the garden is really growing (the grass is not doing so well). 
I am so glad that it is summer!

All the best!♥︎

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A New Pair of Pants

I sewed myself a pair of pants this week.

Not typical pants, but lots of fun to wear.

The pattern is from this Japanese sewing pattern magazine.

Super easy to make. I used fabric that I had bought in Japan last fall. I think I will make myself a skirt based on the same pattern - I just love the large pockets, and I have some fabric that I dyed last summer.

Photos from around-

I forgot to show these two photos from last month - a skunk and a fox caught on the trial cam.
This one is of a racoon in the vegetable garden.
The vegetable garden is growing well.
A nest high up in the shop - the babies were chirping but we couldn't see them.
Bachelor Buttons blooming.
Our son made a metal decoration for the entrance to our yard.
He has an Etsy store now - Iron Crow Studio.
This one scared our cat - she crept around the pole to see if she could find the intruder cat.

All the best!♥︎

Sunday, June 7, 2020

June One Monthly Goal

My One Monthly Goal (OMG from Elm Street Quilts) project for June is to make a quilted pillow cover with these pieces of embroidery.

They are just a few of the pieces of cross stitch my Father has been making while having to stay home (the pillow cover will be for his sister).

Thanks for hosting the OMG Challenge Patty!

Photos from around-

An Orchard Oriole at the bird bath this week.
Molly playing with a rock.

All the best!♥︎
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