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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Another Find

So what's this jaunty little fellow doing on my cutting table?

I have a fondness for collecting sewing items, and this was my latest find in an antique store recently.

The poor little duck has scissors through his head. On either side, you can see little waves, on which are pins for spools of thread, or a little thimble, or a very old measuring tape...

And underneath is a drawer which is full of old "bits and bobs". To be honest, I haven't gone through it yet. LOL

Guess I'd better move him off my table now so I can actually get some work done.

And yes, I'm also trying out another layout for my blog. I don't know if I'll keep it, but they say a change is as good as a rest.

So, how is your sewing summer going?

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Barn Swallows

For many years, we have had a barn swallow nest above our front door, and there are usually 2 to 3 hatchlings.

Now, *this* year...

As you can see, we haven't taken down the Christmas lights for a while.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Four Patches

I've started a new project. It's going to be a small quilt made up from fourpatches and neutral sashing. I saw one on a blog somewhere, but I can't remember which one.

At tho top you can see two of the completed blocks. They finish at 4-1/2". I haven't figured out how many I'll need yet, but it's a start.