Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Tuesday = slow day

Yes, I'm still giving myself Tuesday's off.  

I look forward to Tuesday's now, I look upon them as a day for me and I can more or less guarantee that I won't be interrupted or called on as everyone is either at work, school or nursery 😂

As much as I love my family and helping out, I do look forward to some kid free time.

I have managed to get some things done this past week though.  I stitched this piece last year sometime, I can't remember if I ever showed it on here, I think I was going to wait until it was made up but that never happened until last week.

I believe this is a Brenda Gervis?  I no longer have the chart and can't remember

I love chenille trim but it is virtually impossible to find here in the UK.  I did find some small spools of it in The Works a while back, it's not as thick as the Lady Dot chenille but it looks ok I think. 

I used some fabric I bought a couple of years ago at Wool@j13, it's flannel and I think it's perfect for backing fabric.  The little stitched year I blatantly copied from another blog, they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery don't they?  and I just loved it, unfortunately I can't find who's blog I saw it on.  If it was your blog and you are reading this, please let me know so that I can credit you with the idea. 
I have to say that their's was much, much more professionally done than mine!

Last week I had to pop to the garden centre for a few bits, this particular one has recently changed it's name to Cherry Lane, (They may have been taken over by Cherry Lane, i'm not sure), anyway, they have now started selling more than just plant and garden supplies, along with house and garden decor, books and toiletries they have small selection of yarn, and as there was only one left on the shelf in this colourway It had to come home with me.

I can be forgiven because I have already made use of it and it became a hat for Bonnie.

It was a Robin Paintbox yarn, (DK) and was lovely to knit with, I like how it came out and it suits Bonnie's colouring a treat.

My new stitching start was Curious Bunny by Teresa Kogut, which you can buy as a pdf download on her etsy page

I love him so much! although he is a slightly bigger bunny as I'm stitching him on 28 count, with the recommended thread colours.

So that brings me up to date with my crafting for this week, Tuesday is still young and I'm going to give that bunny some love this afternoon whilst watching season 5 of This is Us,  I've been putting off watching because it's such a roller coaster of emotion! I love it! If you have never watched This is Us you really must go and find it out, I'm watching on Amazon, not sure if you can get it on Netflix?

Until next time


linda said...

The cushion is beautiful, it's always nice to have some alone time and I think you appreciate it so much more when it's limited, now during lockdown I have more alone time than I ever have but once things get moving again I'll be lucky if I have one single spare day in the week. The hat is lovely too Robin paintbox yarn comes in some gorgeous colourways I've used it a lot. The bunny is so cute perfect for easter I think I want to make one too. I'm watching a south Korean drama on Netflix - Crash Landing On You, it has me an emotional wreck haha. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.

Debi said...

You have been very busy! The yarn is a beautiful colorway. I miss doing cross stitch but my eyes just can't do that fine work anymore.

Barb said...

That bunny is delightful! No matter how much we love our grand children, they keep us so busy and then tired!

Katrina said...

Isn't the bunny a cutie and how cute is the hat :) Enjoy your week Maggie xx

Dee said...

Your projects ALL look wonderful. That chenille is just perfect for your pillow.

Bonnie is going to look adorable in her new hat.

butterfly said...

Love your new stitch .
Also the little hat is so sweet.
Also your new rabbit is really cute.

Jo said...

I love your pillow finish, what a lovely design, and the date on the back is such a good idea. Oh dear, that could be dangerous having a craft section in the local garden centre, haha. The little hat is lovely and I'm sure Bonnie will look a treat in it. I love This Is Us but I'm way behind on it, I don't have Prime and it isn't on Netflix, I might have to get a free trial and then binge watch so that I'm up to date again.

Poppypatchwork said...

Love your finish, it looks good, shame it's a Christmas theme and not be out all year. I love the tiny cushions and have a collection of ones I have made. Bunny looks good.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Time for yourself is so important, we can all get caught along and find days have passed without a breath. Your finish is super, great idea with the date. I love your bunny, stay safe x

Carol said...

You always manage to create such lovely things, Maggie, even with all of your child care! Love the sweet bunny chart that you are doing now and your finish of the pillow is so cute. And what a pretty hat!

I'm getting prepared to be exhausted as we are leaving soon for three weeks with my very active 8 month old grandson! Whew--he is getting way to fast and is into everything. I will sleep well on those nights :)

Enjoy your day and I hope you have a relaxing, creative weekend! ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to have a me-time day :)
Love that hat, the colourway is gorgeous.

All the best Jan

Jackie said...

Lovely work.

God bless.