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12 February 2017

Sew Sew Sunday!!!

Yet another foul day outside. Today we have rain and wind and neither Andy or I feel like braving it to do the sheds.
Apparently Tuesday is going to feel positively tropical after this weekend of cold and luckily Andy will be at home so it can wait until then.

I didn't get started on any sewing yesterday as I was knocked sideways by some very bad stomach pains and other symptoms which you don't really want to know about. I'm putting it down to the salad I ate on Friday.

So today Andy is cooking our late lunch of roast chicken and I have this out on the table ready for doing some cutting and layering later this afternoon............


I was thrilled to find this patchwork fabric in Dunelm as it means I can make little quilts that look like patchwork without having to sew tiny squares together.....which I would have done but hey....I'm all for saving a bit of time. 
The fabric under the scissors is for the backing, binding and pillows.
The scissors are the new ones I bought the other day and they had better be good. I do already have a pair of fabric scissors but I find they don't grip the material and are very awkward and slippy to use and make my hands ache. These have one slightly serrated edge which will hopefully grip the fabric better. I will know later when I have done some cutting.

DD decided to go upstairs and get in some computer time last night so Andy and I started the second series of Atlantis. It's getting better and we quite enjoyed it. No more tonight though as we have Midwife and Good Karma Hospital to watch while we snuggle by the fire.
I've got a feeling I am going to miss that fire when it comes out but we will eventually have a woodburner put in when we have recovered from the cost of the conversion to oil.

I hope you are all keeping warm and cosy on this horrible day.
Sheila-x-

15 comments:

  1. Just been to give chainsawing cavemen their lunch...bitterly cold...next stop Lidl for milk and a quick visit to eldest's residence...then back to slob by the fire! Happy sewing. x

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    1. I pity the cavemen being out in this. DD is too as she is at work. I'm afraid I am a fair weather outside worker...lol-x-

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  2. Forgot to say...perhaps the government is putting us off salad in this time of shortages!! x

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    1. Our T***o seem to have back on track with supplies now.
      They were totally out of tomatoes though one day when I went in-x-

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  3. Woke to a covering of light snow, then drizzle, now just a 5 minute break in the clouds and a bit of sunshine. Very Fresh outside. warm and watching Rugby here

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    1. I love to think of people being all snuggled up and warm doing just what takes their fancy-x-

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  4. Excellent fabric find and great time saving. I would love a woodburning stove, they really throw the heat out and look nice too.

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    1. I can't wait to get our woodburner. It will be a couple of months or so I think before we get one so I will spend the time looking at all the pretty pictures and deciding which one will suit us-x-

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  5. That looks pretty fabric. I'm at the thinking stage of a quilt at the moment!

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  6. Thank you Jille. I love it-x-

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  7. Great fabric, perfect for a quilt. We have oil and a wood burner, it works so well Shelia particularly Spring and Autumn we just use the stove.

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    1. I am really looking forward to getting all done MM it's just the time we will be without a fire in the fireplace will be a bit hard for me as I need to see heat to feel warm....strange I know but I have always been the same-x-

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  8. That printed patchwork fabric is so pretty, my job for the day is to pull all my boxes of fabric from under the frame and go through them. I am determined to get the sewing /dining room under control. It is the last room in the house to get the treatment and is bugging me.

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  9. Snap.....I am just wondering if I should replace my fabric boxes with a drawer unit to make life a bit easier so that will mean another sewing/dining room sort out for me too.
    Other areas are being left until after we've had the conversion to oil done as I don't know what kind of mess they will be making-x-

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  10. The fabric is lovely and I agree, if you can get the desired effect without having to sew lots of squares together then why not.

    We've had our fire on quite a lot this winter so it must be cold as we don't generally bother. It's lovely to see flames and I'd miss ours if it wasn't there but if you're planning to get a wood burner you'll have the best of both worlds. xx

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