Saturday, 27 April 2013

Another Finish

Today has been busy but I did find a moment to sew on a pearl bead fastener for this tiny cylindrical "pochette".  
Too small to be of much practical use - this was merely to use a scrap of linen and to practise the counted techniques of Tallesyning.   So as far as goals are concerned this is a success.
I'm going to look for small scissors and a tiny tape measure and make this into a sewing/mending set for my god daughter.   It was fun way to practise a new stitch and has given me some confidence to try more of this new technique.   Teaching oneself from photographs in a book where the text is all written in Danish is certainly a challenge!
This morning the HD3QBEM and I took the remaining 16 knitted sweaters and cardigans to the local hospice shop.   At the beginning of the month we took 20 to another hospice shop in a different suburb.   This year the HD3QBEM has spread her largesse!   Today was an interesting experience.   We took the garments to the store where an eagle eyed customer watched as the manager took at look at the two top sweaters.  I suspect that she would have wanted to buy one as soon as we left the store.   The manager was very happy to receive these but would have been happier still to sell one immediately.   At around $25 each these provide a good donation to the wonderful work of the Mercy Hospice here in Auckland.
After lunch the rain stopped and I managed to tidy up the vegetable garden and plant broccoli and cabbage plants.   These now have crushed egg shell and Blitzem around them to stop any marauding snails from destroying them before our still warm weather and now plentiful rain can grow them a little bigger.
Now I am going to finish the Strawberry side of my blue Redwork Bag and perhaps make a start on the hardanger for a book cover for Kazumi.   And there's a very interesting audio book on the HD3QBEM's Talking Book machine -  smuggling, fishing, prize fighting and a gripping saga by E V Thompson.




11 comments:

  1. How clever you are! I love your little mending kit, and knowing it came from a scrap of linen, makes it so much the better. I don't know of this technique, so I may have to do some research.

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  2. It is very nice! I like it!
    Maybe do you have a tutorial, how can I do this?
    Thank you very mutch!

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  3. That is such a lovely little pouch.

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  4. Your pouch is stunning. I'm sure your god daughter will love her mending kit.

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  5. That pochette is gorgeous! I've never heard of Tallesyning before and will have to google it later to find out more about it. I'm sure your god-daughter will love her gift.

    I'm sure the hospice shop appreciates your mother's sweaters very much. Let's hope that customer did make a purchase! :)

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  6. Knitting for charity is a great thing to do, it's so worthwhile. I didn't know you were an EV Thompson fan too. I'm currently reading a series for the second time - I've read all of his books. The one I am reading at the moment is the Retallick Saga which consists of 9 books. If you enjoy those Margaret, you would most likely enjoy the Poldark saga by Winston Graham - I've read them several times - I think there's around ten or twelve books total. You may already have read them though.

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  7. Gorgeous stitching and finishing! Wow!

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  8. The pochette is cute! Lovely finish! And so wonderful for your mom to knit for the charity shop. I am sure they love receiving her items to sell for a good cause.

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  9. Adorable case! And such a great idea to donate knitted sweaters!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  10. Your case is gorgeous, congratulations

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  11. You're such an adventurous stitcher--and you have beautiful pieces to prove it.

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