Friday, 8 July 2016

Meet the 'Mice Girls'!

The Euro 16s football has been on the TV recently and although I'm not a great fan I can tolerate it being on in the same room providing I have something interesting to do, then I can just listen whilst working, only looking up if I hear shouting and there's the possibility that something interesting might be happening!
So this is how I came to take up my crochet hook again and make my medley of mice.
After making so many rabbits I needed a change and these crazy girls amused me, taking on their different personalities as I made them all slightly different shapes and sizes.
Meet the 'Mice Girls'.

First we have Martie, she's the sweet grey and kind.
This is Mabel, the white mouse, she's the eldest and takes on all the responsibilities of her younger sisters.
 Mary is the yellow mouse who is always happy.
 And Maudie, the green mouse who is the youngest and naughtiest.
Here they are together in a group hug!
As you see I quite enjoy the football being on!
Enjoy your weekend,

Friday, 1 July 2016

The Patchwork Housewarming Gift

Typical of the problems with moving home, my housewarming gift isn't going to be needed very soon as the prospective purchase of the new home fell through so I was able to slow up on the making and get some much needed jobs done in my own home and just work on the patchwork now and then.
I'm pleased to say that the quilt is now finished!
I only had to buy fabric for the sashing and backing, all the rest was from my rather large stash which incidentally, doesn't seem to have got much smaller!

My quilt worked out 62.5 inches square. This could be made bigger or smaller of course by using more or less squares or widening the sashings.
I sighed with relief when it was finished but got such a thrill to see it as a completed quilt that I started a new design straight away! It's a 'quilt as you go' which starts off very easily but I've given up for a bit now as I came across a tricky bit with the quilting halfway through so it's put away for a while until I think about how to tackle it.
I'll be back with photos of the new work started.