another pot

Instead of sewing anything new last week, I framed a few existing pieces and hung them on the loo walls like a mini gallery exhibition. I plan to hang more but I’m not sure what JP will think when there are more stitchy pieces visible than walls!


I made this pot yesterday. As usual, I didn’t really have a plan of action when I started and I got fed up just going round and round so I had a ‘what if I try ….’ episode and this twirly top was the result. Several times my sewing machine protested loudly and then ‘shut down for safety’ but I hand-cranked the needle until it decided to play again. We’re still friends.


Hallowe’en mobile

One of my favourite blogs is and a recent post there was about little green cushions which I thought would make lovely Christmas decorations.  Today however, I made a few cushions with a Hallowe’en theme. The cushion sides were stitched together with Buttonhole stitch – a lovely stitch to use while I caught up with several episodes of Saving Hope since it doesn’t involve too much concentration. The stitch that is.


twa dugs

Big Sis was quite taken with the little dog I made a few months ago and yesterday coerced me into making one for her. This afternoon I was arm-twisted into making another for my niece. I had to hurry to take their photograph before they were packed away for the journey to Scotland tomorrow. Meet Dougal (left) and McTavish.


a fair exchange

In exchange for a batch or two of scones to be made this afternoon by Big Sis, I agreed to make a heart for the Tin Man outfit that her daughter will be wearing at a party this weekend. Too bad that I can’t eat the scones!



I added some more colour to this little landscape by way of flowers. I tried sewing a mouse but it was too small to be recognisable and a snail just looked like a bunch of threads being unravelled. The spider at least looks like a spider, albeit short of a leg or four.



I forgot until now that I hadn’t posted this latest piece of whimsy made instead of a standard ‘welcome-to-your-new-home’ greetings card because I couldn’t find one of those that I liked.  Fortunately, the actual house is in better condition than this embroidered one.


is it enough?

I have a hankering to add a field mouse or more cow parsley to this landscape but sometimes it’s difficult to know when enough is enough. I’ll put it away until tomorrow and think again. Any opinions to share?



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