I got a parcel through the post today…want to see? I warn you, if you are a quilter you’d better settle down. I’m itching to play with these babies, vintage 1940’s blocks, with original papers attached. I’ve got a few ideas already. Watch for Christmas list developments soon…enjoy! The boat is my favourite. I’m planningContinue reading “Quilt lovers’ delight”
I thought I’d try to give you a description of how I cobbled this little lovely together…it’s become one of my favourites already! I cheated and got the yoyo’s (or Suffolk Puffs) from eBay – they’re vintage 1940’s apparantly – but to make a yoyo is so easy even I do it look . You cutContinue reading “Yo yo cushion – chatty tutorial”
There’s not much to say here. Isn’t this top lovely? Id say it’s early 1900’s but I’m not sure. I love it. And (whisper) it was a BARGAIN!!!
Spring is the time of new beginnings isn’t it? My resolution for 2012 was to Choose Life. Despite some hiccups I’m doing just that, slowly, slowly. So what’s the next step? It came to me at 3am a few days ago. I have to get back in the driving seat and get some direction backContinue reading “Clear the decks…”
I’ve been a bit quiet lately. But an evening’s gabbing with a good friend, a yarn bomb surprise from another and some Devon downtime has done its magic. Then I got this vintage crochet in the post…eBay I love you. 99p!!! I’ll post more tomorrow but right now I’m looking for ideas for this ‘goodContinue reading “Say it with crochet…but what?!”
This is an eBay rescue quilt, probably 1920’s or so, with holes galore. I can’t bring mYself to cut it up though so I’m mending it. Rotary cutter? Needles? Fabric? Pins? Check. Mop my brow, nurse, this is going to be a long job.
I have been rereading old posts and in particular this one. I’m still battling with my metaphorical plate. I’m supposed to be emptying it and I have had some success but then all these projects arise. What’s a girl to do? Latest one is this triumph of a quilt top, thanks eBay. Seriously, isn’t itContinue reading “Plate envy”
eBay strikes again. This time in the form of a bag of vintage knitting needles. I’d spotted some tortoiseshell pins in the bidding pictures and took a chance. The good? Some lovely examples of 50’s needles and a fab row counter. The bad? The tortoiseshell needles were shattered and lay in pieces! Agghh! I salvagedContinue reading “Needled”
It’s been a busy old time at Stitch This Towers. After weeks of watching bids I am now the proud owner of a dresser type cabinet which is destined to be home for my sewing kit. When we picked it up I admit we were disappointed as it’s not a solid as I’d wish andContinue reading “Everybody out!”
as promised…here’s my Texan beauty…sawtooth star, all hand pieced and quilted…I love it…I hope you do too.