Sunday, 7 January 2007

And so to sew !

Good Evening every one ,what have you been doing today ?

Here is a clue ....apart from chatting to some friends on IM  ,and making meals ,Mark and Chrissie came over to see us, before Maurice went off to work ...I have been sewing,I did say ,my resolution was to get back to my patch work ,well as my graphics suggest that is what I have been doing ...I didnt realise how many pieces I have started ,and before I retired I promised my self I would complete some of my projects ,so after just over two years retirement I think the time is NOW .My dear neighbour Ally (Glens Mum)bought us a delicious box of Marks and Spencers choccy biccys,We have been savouring these biscuits,but I think the time has come to gobble up the last few ,while Maurice is at work(insert wicked giggle here ) because this tin is ideal for all the little pieces of material for the next cushion cover ,and so to sew ,Have a lovely evening every one with love and  

        Jan xxx 

45 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Oh I'm so glad you getting back into your sewing... I can't wait to see all the projects...
and don't worry we won't tell about that wicked giggle!  LOL
love ya
d

sybilsybil45 said...

Good on you Jan...and you just had to finish these biccy's  you are much much in need of the tin lol  !!  Enjoy your patchwork. I have done various bits and peices over the years...Love  Sybilx

mariealicejoan said...

How lovely!  I used to do patchwork quilting before, in another lifetime,  when I didn't have to work but enjoyed the priveledge of staying home with my children.  I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects!
Marie
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madcobug said...

Those cushion covers are lovely. I used to sew all the time but the old back won't allow me to sit doing that anymore. Helen

brck753 said...

Loved the cushion when I visited the other day, you are talented aren't you I can only just manage to sew on a button lol.
xxxDebbie

blpltt said...

I really do not know how you find the time, Jan.  Lovely work, and what an original  reason for scoffing the biccies !  Bunny xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Absolutely lovely!!! Wish I was that talented, my Granny used to do it, my Mom some...but I never caught on to it.
Hugs, Sugar

lanurseprn said...

Your cushions are so pretty, Jan!  I love the patterns and colors you have done.  What a nice way to spend your time.  I have sewn before but not as detailed as you.  I found it very relaxing.  Have a good evening.
Pam

jckfrstross said...

very lovely:) so do you crochet? i haven't sewed in years lol its a good relaxing hobby:) have a good week

Deb

astra1547 said...

hi Jan...

I love the cushion covers, your very clever to be able to do patch work with needle and thread...have a great week!!!


Astra!
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oddb0dkins said...

Oh dear! Back in the 70s my mum crocheted me a waistcoat - it looked very similar to that knee rug! I think I've got a picture somewhere but I'm sure not gonna show that around, lol. B. x

lsfp1960 said...

I love your hand work...such beautiful colors.   One of my retirement goals is to learn to knit.  I can sew but have never done any quilting.  So I may try that too.
Sounds like you've had a good weekend...Linda in soggy Washington

ally123130585918 said...

Jan your cushions are lovely ~ and that tin from M&S will be perfect to keep your pieces of material in  ~ enjoy your sewing the things you make are really lovely ~ Ally

astoriasand said...

Well Jan you certainly are a good seemstress I must say.That cushion is lovely and the crotchet brough back many memories of when my mother would sit hours doing it.I will show you a bedspread my Aunt did once in patchwork I will try take a picture and send it in an e. mail to you.I still have it after 38yrs.She was a seemstress for the local maternity hospital at the time and made lots for all the beds when she retired they gave her one for a  keepsake with curtains to match,just before she died at the good old age of 93  she handed it down to me.I love patchwork of any sort.It's the old eyes that get to me now for close work.Haaaaaaaaaa I have heard of  lots of exuses for emptying biscuit tins but yours beets them all haaaaaaaaa!!!! Poor Maurice no choccy's left when he arrives home (Gobble Gobble goes Jan )LOL!! Take care God Bless Graphics were realy pretty.
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marainey1 said...

It looks like you've been keeping busy.  I have boxes of stuff (some patchwork too ) set a side for some day...someday I'll have time.  I'm never bored and I have a feeling neither are you.  So much to do - so little time !  I shopped til I dropped and couldn't walk another step further, now I'm relaxing !  'On Ya ' - ma

tellsg said...

You have been busy, I used to do a bit of cross stitch but my eyes have got worse over the years and so now I have to wear bifocals and still struggle over looking at small things.  I really used to enjoy doing it, it was very restful.  You seem to have a real talent.  Hugs.  Terry x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - wow, is there no end to your talents?  Your cushion looks fabulous.
Jayne x

jlocorriere05 said...

You are clever Jan! I've never tried patchwork, my friend used to do it but it looked too fiddly for me! What a good excuse for eating the biccies, you needed the tin! Have a great week! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

kaydeejay5449 said...

Very nice work!  I've been sewing, too.  Made a quilt top for my new grandbaby.  I really enjoy sewing.  It's fun and a good creative vent.  Hope to see more of your pieces soon.
Hugs,  Kathy

sarajanesmiles said...

Ooh I'm liking your patchwork cushion Jan, there's something warm and cosy about patchwork stuff isn't there :o)  Glad you're having fun getting back to your projects.
Sara   x

fuzilady said...

those pillows are so pretty.  Eat up those biscuits girl, you need that tin :)


hugs and love
jennifer

innxdoor said...

wow..I wish I could do that! Mum taught us girls how to sew and knit, crochet when we were little but dare I say I can't remember a thing! Very talented and great work. Now paint I can but sew anything other than hem's and buttons I can't!
:)))))Doreen

jaymact1 said...

Do you do your patchwork by hand? I remember years ago a made a patchwork dovet cover on the machine for Richard when he was a lad.  I love knee rugs too great on a chilly evening. Love Joan.

lindaggeorge said...

What lovely work. Wish I could do that but my sewing is never neat, lots of my family were tailors or tailoresses, obviously the talent skipped my generation!

Linda x.

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elainey2465 said...

Hi Jan - Happy new year to you!!! Glad your back to your patchwork!!! I used to do cross-stitch - I might take it up again one day when I havent got the pressures of my degree LOL. Love Laine xxxxx
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lindapaterson177 said...

Happy stitching !!! M&S biccies yum!!!
luv bella xx

moordykspot said...

Don't know mech about Sewing Jan and Valerie is well into knitting but Marks And Sparks Choccie Biscuits Now you're talking
Take care your slim friend

Dave

jmoqueen said...

I love your cushion covers they are so colourful :-)  Your a very talented lady xx

Jenny

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sazzylilsmartazz said...

A delightful entry and you are so clever; the cushions are great!
Dianna

siennastarr said...

Sew on, my friend!  What a wonderful job you do of it too!  Lovely!

Hugs
Jackie

cacklinrosie101 said...

The patchwork is lovely, Jan!  You are so talented with that machine of yours.  LOL...at gobbling the last biscuit.  Love xx Chris

nedmoh said...


Hi Jan ,well done on finishing the cushion cover ,its lovely ,I remembered seeing it when you started it .Thats a good excuse  to eat the biscuits  ,some of their tins are so pretty and nice to keep your bits and pieces in .Its blowing a gale here today.......Love Jeanxx

zoepaul6968 said...

your sewing projects look amazing hun,the colours are so beautiful,please post some more pics for us all to see when youve finished,take care zoe xx
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frdbrow7 said...

Lol - I've head some excuses for eating the last biscuit, but that's the best :-D
Lovely jewel colours you use on your patchwork Jan.
best wishes
Freda

jeanno43 said...

You are so clever Jan.  I have always loved patchwork but I have never been any good with a needle. I was near bottom of the class for it at school.  They are beautiful.

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wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Jan, been offline a while, just catching up. just want to thank you for your lovely concern over Shaana, she is at peace now and it's good to hear from kind caring friends which are like an extended family here in cyber space.Will have a read and see what you have been up to. love the patchwork and hope you continue.
luv
Rach.xxxx

salonrose123 said...

You really a very talented.  it takes me all my time to take up a hem.  Not good with a needle at all!
Hope you enjoyed the biccits.....cannae beat M&S for a good chocolate biccit!
Hugs,
A xxx

m0mmamands said...

aha i found it,i had trouble getting to it jan,love the site and amazing we are living  so close.

faircolleen said...

You are soooo creative Jan. . love the colours you use too.Christmas isnt christmas with out a tin of M&S biscuits is it.

plieck30 said...

Shame on you eating up those biscuits while Maurice is at work but I would have done the same thing. lol Paula

m0mmamands said...

was reading you blog again jan,i am also left handed and a fish lol my hubby is left handed aswell and just missed out being a fish,which means your birthday is comming up very soon,mine is 22nd feb.

jacksj989 said...

Saving the tin, after it is empty, yes, I know what you mean.  Isn't it a wonderful idea to need an excuse to have a tin for something else.  

Just joking.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year meets all your expectations.

By for now,

John and family.

m0mmamands said...

jan i was talking to my mum today,i knew we lived in huntingdon about 40 years ago,road called saunders close,and i remember my best friends there was a girl called susan fur :-)my aunt mabel lived there too.

lindachapmanuk said...

....but you had to eat those biscuits....you needed that tin!.....I love your cushions Jan especially the first one you showed because that is unusual colours, it's lovely....and knee rugs, they are so useful! Linda xx

susanebunn said...

Jan, what beautiful work you do!  I think that sewing and crocheting is a lost art.  You have a lovely hand.  I never thought to do a throw like yours.  I have all these scraps of yarn and I would like to do something constructive with them.  I like that throw!  Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful handcrafted items with us!

Love,
Susie
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