With so many neat ideas for potholders from the book I mentioned on my last post, I just had to sew these ones:
The little stitched tea pot is what I like most in this one. I made a normal hanging tab instead of making a yo-yo like in the book because I’m afraid the yo-yo could get damaged when washed.
The butterfly is a very sweet one! I reduced the size a little bit so it could fit my hands better:
I was so surprised to hear from Stephanie that I won her giveaway!
She made a beautiful bag and also a pretty quilt (now sold) using the Dresden Plate pattern and she showed how to use a ruler in a tutorial. Then she randomly decided to pick up two winners , I was lucky this time!!!
A lovely parcel!
I love the card with the cute sheep!
She sent me a Dresden Plate Ruler and a Charm pack:
Thanks for this lovely giveaway, Stephanie!
I started an English Paper Piecing project months ago and, as usual, I worked on other things and jumped from one project to the other following the mood and the weather! - it is nice and relaxing to sit in the garden and have something to stitch or hand sew, and the pentagons and diamonds were the right thing to work on. Then I thought I could start sewing the first rows…Well, not really!…
So far, that’s what I have after many hours of cutting and basting:
It looks like a lot, but when I put them together in a row the way they should be sewn…
See how little I have in off white for the background?…
Fortunately, speed is not what is important to me!
But for now, or maybe, for this weekend, I’ll take a break. My poor finger are ruined! I’ve tried again and again, but I just can’t use a thimble. I need the feeling from my fingers, if I can’t feel with my fingers, I can’t sew, it is as stupid or silly as that…
Wishing you a lovely week, with many happy hours spent in your sewing room!