I have had a week of just doing bits and pieces of sewing. I haven't really completed any project, either big or small.
Yesterday I was in London and made a little detour to the Cloth House. I really like this shop as it has a plethora of choices of all types of fabric. In the remnants basket I spied some useful pieces of fabric that were begging to be bought!
|Cloth House finds|
I also had a wander around Liberty and John Lewis. I live in
the backside of nowhere rural Lincolnshire, so bear with me as it is a real treat to see nice things in 'real life' and not just on the internet. InJohn Lewis' craft department there was a big table and on it was a quilt/table runner… do you recognise a little DS going on here?
What I was after though was a little more fabric to make another slouch bag using Judith's fab pattern. I just love using the one that I have made but it is too 'sunny' against my dark coat and I reckon that I need a more 'sober' one. I have scoured the local market for a printed cord or a tweed but have not found anything that really grabbed me.
|Slouch bag - the first one|
As I wandered around the John Lewis fabric department I spied a fabric that I KNEW would make the type of bag that I would like. It has a sober background but has flashes of colour.
|Fabric for a new slouch bag|
The left hand fabric will be the lining and the grey background fabric on the right is going to be the outside of the bag.
Another piece of 'bits' is my LynneBobSquarePants block for Catherine. Catherine is our Queen Bee in the hipBees this month. Our bee is very good at getting the blocks finished by the 2nd or 3rd of the month so as it is now the 23rd I am feeling very 'late' in getting this block put together. It will be sent before the 30th though, even if I sit up late and do it one evening! I am meant to be the Mama of this bee so I am not going to let the side down!
|A LynneBobSquarePants block for Catherine in progress|
I have a 'to do' list going as well, so my aim for next week is to get down to some sewing and get some projects completed!