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Monday, 9 September 2019

A Few Finished Things

Hello there!

It seems to be a while since I posted finished projects, but I am pleased to report that I actually have some, so here goes.

This is Climb Every Mountain by Heidi Kirrmaier.  Made in Drops Delight ~ blue stripes and Drops Alpaca ~ grey.  Light, but cosy warm. 
It's a baggy, poncho-y, pop over the top sort of thing.  

It is a top down pattern, the shaping given by yarn over increases, and increases at the sides.  After the splitting for the sleeves, the sides are decreased giving the curved shape.  The pattern finishes off with an i-cord bind off, which I did, but as it was rolling an awful lot and I didn't think blocking was going to sort it, I took it off and knit a 1x1 rib instead.

I can see this having lots of wear.

I crocheted a bathroom basket out of twine, to stop all those toiletries being scattered every time you try a pick something up.  Not particularly exciting but useful all the same.

Mr Clicky and me popped into our local Joanns and I bought four fat quarters so I could have a play with my new machine.  I have learnt so much from this project, how to properly press seams ~ which I haven't on this piece, strip piecing 

and maybe most importantly, how to get the corners square, something I am rubbish at.  Turns out the answer (for me) is to use pins.  Who knew?  No more random hoping they'll line up.

I'm not sure what to do with this piece, it is about cot sized but Baby Needles has two quilts already.  She is growing so much; three months now and we have regular WhatsApp video calls and get her smiling at us through the ether.

My Craftpod embroidery is coming along too.  I do it first thing in the morning with a cup of tea before I have put my contact lenses in.  I was a bit meh about it, but now I'm on the greenery it seems to be moving on.  It'll never make The Royal College of Needlework standard but I'm happy enough.
That's me for now.  Mr Clicky has gone back to the UK for a week on business, so I am having a 'quilting retreat' in our apartment. 

 My itinerary is as follows; embroidery, breakfast, if the weather is good - pool time, if the weather is bad - sewing time.  Watch Pinterest for tips, hints and inspiration.  Evening meal, box set binge with crochet in hand.  By the end of the week you will have produced a quilt to take home with you.

I have a Hobby Lobby within 5 minutes walking distance so if I run out of fabric........I hope to show the fruits of my labours soon.

Have fun, see you soon............Clicky Needles


  1. I keep hearing experienced quilters say "better finished than perfect". So I hope this is helpful to you to hear, like me. I just started sewing again and find it relaxing, just a little more complicated than crocheting or knitting when it comes to frogging things. So I am more measured in my projects. I have a lot in my head. Keep going if you enjoy it. If you have a Project Linus in your area, you could donate any of your projects that would be appropriate for them. Happy sewing!

  2. I think the Climb Every Mountain is just the thing for this in between weather where the days are starting to get a little chilly, great to throw on over the top of something. The embroidery is beautiful, it's something I've never had a go at.

  3. That sounds like some sort of fantasy day in my world. Do Enjoy! Jo xxx

    1. I can’t quite believe my luck Jo! Mr Clicky keeps asking if I’m ok and if I’m bored. Nope.🤣🤣

  4. Your sweater turned out great, so cozy looking! I think many women would think a week to yourself would be the ultimate vacation, so bravo to you!! I'm with you on boredom.. I never have it with so many things to do. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Beautifully matched corners...well done. I love a home sewing vacation, enjoy yours. Jenny

  6. Love the sweater! I just love it and you picked the perfect colors to make it with. Cute basket!


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