As the weather this Sunday was predicted to be miserable (what the weather man actually said) I decided to make the day a sewing day. Before I show you what I got up to I realise that I haven't yet introduced you to Minty.
Minty is a 1967 white Singer Featherweight that I bought from a wonderful man about 45 minutes drive away from me. Sadly, his wife had died, she used to own a needlecraft shop and their home was filled with antiques of all sorts and lots of sewing and knitting things. He made me a cup of tea, played me a song on the Jukebox in the dining room and I spent most of my time saying, "oooo" or "wow" or "oh my, you've got a ........."
Minty dates from 1967 which is the same year as me and although she is a officially called a white Singer, there is definitely a tinge of green in the paintwork. They are quite often called Celery or Mint.
I came away with other treasures as well. A Vulcan chainstitch toy machine from the 1950s which needs a little work to get it working.
An enamel Singer sign.
And a beautiful set of Sylko drawers
Complete with a rainbow of threads. I love these drawers so much.
Anyhoo back to my Sunday. I spent 4 hours cutting out squares for a quilt I am making for my very good friend. The blocks are a Christmas Tree and the quilt is called Holiday Patchwork Forest. Pattern here.
I strip pieced with Minty.
I love strip piecing, so quick and easy.
After some more joining and pressing, I'm almost up to single bed size. Although this is a Christmassy theme I have used reds/pinks/greys/greens and only used one Christmassy print.
Whilst cutting the squares I cut double, so my next pile to sew is almost ready to go.
I visited Miss Clicky and Baby Needles today and i was able to take over this hat and cardigan that I have just finished.
The cardigan is the same pattern as the one I made just before Christmas minus the eyelets and with a contrast row of purl. Sadly the other cardigan didn't survive the washing machine. My fault, I thought the yarn was machine washable, but the felted cardigan said otherwise. This set is made in Drops Karisma so is definitely machine washable.
Lastly that lovely bright yarn I showed you last time? Not a temperature blanket, which I would love to be making but it is a bit tricky with being away, it's a blanket for Baby Needles for when she is in her buggy.
That's me for now, I am confined to barracks tomorrow because my car is in the garage, so I'm thinking of a bit more sewing. What will you be up to?
See you soon...........Clicky Needles.