Why do I have 6 metres of this fabric? I have no idea.

I am trying to use up the fabric I have in my stash and this particular fabric is in considerable quantity but I don’t know why I bought it.  Perhaps it was for the back of a quilt but I don’t have a quilt that needs backing. Anyway I decided to make something with it…

Pinnies, aprons, smocks or pinafores (Some added information)

(This is the 2013 post with the new information added.) I mentioned in a previous post that I thought I was going to do some sewing, well I did. I have made three “retro” aprons. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, I even made the bias tape to go around two of the aprons. Front view…

It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it. I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit…

Some sewing for a change

One of my bike riding friends has discovered the joy of knitting and has embraced the craft wholeheartedly.  She has been completing items so quickly she has become an expert in a short time.  She is quickly accumulating a collection of knitting needles so I thought it would be a good idea to make her…

An adult baby surprise

If you are a serious knitter you will probably know immediately what I am talking about and for the non-knitters I am not talking about an unexpected pregnancy! Elizabeth Zimmermann is the guru of knitting.  The first article I knitted using her instructions was a Baby Surprise Jacket.  If you link to this Pinterest page…

Something I haven’t tried before

I have embarked on what I think will turn out to be a real challenge for me.  Intarsia knitting.  I have knitted a fair bit of fair isle in my time but have never before tried intarsia. For those of you who are not acquainted with intarsia this link will give you an idea of…