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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday Night (and weekend) Sew In

I realised this week that it was high time I got on with July's block for our Holly Cottage Christmas SAL. Each month we sew one block from Michelle's book. Friday Night Sew In was a good chance to continue on with it. I made good progress on Friday night and have added to it as the weekend has progressed. I still have to applique some holly to the top of the pudding, then a little more stitchery work and it will be done. A nice block to do :-)
I realised, too, that I hadn't shared my June block. As you can see there is a big difference in fabrics between the two blocks! I love the fun fabric of the stocking but had just used scraps while I was waiting for the above fabric to arrive at my local. I think the stocking will make a nice little hanger.
Thank you to those who kept me company while I was hand sewing - and also to Wendy for hosting FNSI. Visit Wendy at Sugarlane designs to see what else people were working on.

When I published my (long overdue) post the other day, I remembered that I hadn't remembered to share photos of YD's latest knitting.
Some of you might recognise the photo below, showing the winter knitting she did last year for her small dog....
....I thought she had the dog knitting out of her system but lately there have been two more additions to his wardrobe. Her latest designs have been for vests (or crop tops as I call them!).
This says "Nug Lyf"
The Nugs = Chicken Nuggets = dinner of my babies in the henhouse if he can get
to them (which he hasn't)(but keeps on trying).
Then this cute one appeared —
He does look a little grumpy here, but I think he was just having a Bad Hair day!

(Yes I know we live in mild Northland and he has lots of fluff but he still does get cold!! Being an indoors AND outdoors farmdog means he gets bathed several times a day!)

I have some left over soup for lunch today so I'm off to heat that up now. Hopefully there'll be some more sewing time before cow and calf time later this afternoon :-)
Happy Stitches,

24 comments:

Mystic Quilter said...

Clever daughter! She's doing some super knitting there - is she going into business??
Seems like you're making up for lost time now with your quilting, got to have it ready for Christmas, before we know it we will all be in the throes of the Festive Season!

I am said...

Hi Raewyn,love your blocks ,well done and boy your daughter is going great guns with her knitting,those dog jackets are so cute xx

Fiona said...

lovely figgy pudding and I do like the new fabric - we always find things to do with 'spare blocks'. Your DD is doing some lovely doggy jumpers.... my little fat one gets cold and snuggles in her blanket but really didn't like a jacket when we tried one.... I think maybe we started too late..

Hugz

margaret said...

your Christmas project is coming along well a good way to work on it one block a month.Dog loos cosy in her little coat

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very chuffed to see your lovely version of the HCC blocks. Your DD is a very accomplished knitter....gorgeous wee doggie xx

Lin said...

Very nice Friday work on your pudding! xx

Karen's Korner said...

That pudding looks yummy. Love the doggy coats.......sooo cute.

Susie Hoover said...

I hope you share with us pictures of the calf & cow later! You sweet little dog looks adorable. Love that he has such a fine wardrobe!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a cute little wardrobe your little dog has - great style!!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love both of your blocks... so you are going to do the stocking again in different fabric? You are right it will make a cute wallhanging. Love your doggie :) xx

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Figgy Pudding looks delicious. I wish I could take a bite right now. Lovely project updates. Happy sewing! --Andrea

Janet said...

Love your figgy pudding! And the dog coats are great. I would like to knit one up for my dog.

Sue said...

What a clever girl your daughter is Raewyn. Great to see the old crafts being carried on by the young ones. My 12 year old grand-daughter is an amazing knitter, and absolutely loves it. Is the pattern she uses on Ravelry?

Michelle said...

Love the Christmas blocks! And I agree with everyone else your daughter is very clever!! love the photo of the dog in the blue and white top!!

Julie said...

Love your christmas blocks Raewyn, they are looking so gorgeous. And gosh, your daughter is doing well with her knitting - that is one stylish doggie with all those coats !!!

Suz J said...

Every dog should have several outfits to suit every situation! If he didn't like them, trust me, they would not be worn! We got a wooly coat for our dog and he absolutely hated it. Looks like you have been busy also.

Karen S said...

Great work with your blocks, regardless of how you use them.
And the dog coats continue to bring me a smile.

Marie said...

Loving your Christmas project - such sweet designs. And your little pooch must be thrilled with the addition to his wardrobe. Smashing!

Maria said...

Lovely Pud and wee Stocking.. Nearly time for Aug Block !!!!
Those Doggy Jackets are gorgeous .. Need you YD to knit some for Lacy ??? LOL..

Needled Mom said...

Your Figgy Pudding block is just fabulous. That will be such a fun quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

yummmmmmm...you are making me hungry with that really so cute pudding block.

desertskyquilts said...

LOL, he DOES look grumpy! I like your figgy pudding. I did get my pieces cut and laid down, but not sewn yet. Funny, I have a blue pudding plate, too!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute blocks. love the dog sweaters. He needs to keep warm too.

kiwikid said...

Your vlocks are lovely Raewyn, had to laugh at the dogs face, such a hard life being a model for knitting!!! Yout YD is amazing with her knitting. Hope the chickens stay safe.