Category Archives: My Monthly Challenge

The Great Getaway Bag

Last night over on Sugar Lane Designs it was Friday Night Sew In, a virtual sewing party. As I’m Billy-n0-mates this weekend I can sew to my hearts content and I finished my first make of 2017, it also nicely links in … Continue reading

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2017 Challenges

I’ve been hesitating this year about posting any New Year resolutions and challenges, let’s face it, my main aim last year was to reduce my stash…well I failed miserably at that one 🙂 However over the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Too Cool for School Satchel

  I’ve just made a satchel, a traditional style one but from furnishing fabric rather than leather. The pattern, ‘Too Cool for School Satchel’  is from a book called “A Bag for All Reasons” by Lisa Lam, it’s a great … Continue reading

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Butterick Knitting Bag

  I need to make two bags for the local show in May, when I was looking round for inspiration and ideas I found this Butterick pattern (5006) on Minerva‘s website, even better they had a big sale on! I … Continue reading

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April’s Challenge!

Some of you may have noticed that March’s challenge sort of disappeared under the radar…life just sort of took over!!! I was all geared up and keen to make my first pair of ginger jeans, I’d got the stretch denim, … Continue reading

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March Challenge

Each month I am setting myself a challenge, something to sew within the month, sometimes it’s a UFO (I’ve a few of those) or something I’ve been procrastinating about for ages, or just something I’ve never sewn before which I … Continue reading

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1973 UFO finished!

My challenge for February was to finish my oldest UFO. This goes back to when I was 8 years old! I started this embroidery to go with a cockerel I’d stitched the year before, both patterns were from the Needlewoman … Continue reading

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My Oldest UFO

I’ve just started to work on my oldest UFO, it’s a grand age of 42 years old!! This embroidery is my Monthly Challenge for February. I started it my Lyre Bird when I was 8 years old to match a cockerel I embroidered … Continue reading

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A UFO for February

Ok, a question, how old is your oldest UFO, not one that’s been passed on to you, but something you personally started and didn’t finish, the ubiquitous unfinished object, or UFO? This post is about mine, it’s 42 years old!!!! I … Continue reading

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Slow-Stitching A Finish and a New Start

Over on Kathy’s Quilts it’s Slow-Stitching Sunday, a weekly celebration of hand sewing. I’ve spent most of today hand-sewing, finishing my Monthly Challenge and starting a new cross-stitch…

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