Saturday, 6 August 2016

Warning - construction zone

It has been bitterly cold here today and apart from a brisk walk down to the village shop for a newspaper,  I have not been out.  
Instead I have done the chores and enjoyed myself sewing and stitching.
My jacket is all sewn up and now there is the hand stitching to do.   Meanwhile it can hang for a day or so to ensure I get the hem straight when I do that.   I'm really pleased with this, especially the pretty lining which are in a soft lawn.   The sleeve lining is bemberg rayon so my arm will slip in easily - a clever idea I found on the internet somewhere.  The body fabric is a thick warm knit which although insufficient for mid winter will be great between seasons.
The trip book is under construction -  the spine is attached to the covers and I have marked where I will sew the pages in.   Cutting the pages to size is not a job for the end of a day nor for tired eyes so I will leave that until tomorrow.
And the hardanger has made its way to the top of the WIP pile.   I am determined to get to the absolute half way point on this so have made a start on the lace filling.   Once I have done all the diamonds on this half I will definitely be in need of a new project:-)
I have put the hot water bottles in the beds and it is time for a bot drink before I hit the hay after an enjoyable but tiring day.


  1. Oh so busy Margaret. I love your jacket, the lining really sets it off. The little trip book is so very neat.

  2. Your jacket really made up quickly. I'm impressed as I am a slow worker. Your travel book will be great when finished. I've pulled out some hardanger this week as well.

  3. Nice work! Looks like a very productive day. The trip book is gorgeous.

  4. Love the lining of your jacket--fabulous!