Saturday, 6 August 2016

Ony 24 to go!

Just 9 more rose squares and 15 plain cream ones to make for my granddaughter Lauren's blanket/throw!

It should eventually look a little bit like this:

I did change the pattern slightly for the rose squares as they didn't turn out to be very square!

This is the pattern Roses Remembered Blanket Pattern

The blanket/throw is for her bedroom which I've been trying to paint this week. She's not a fan of blue, the room's current colour & my favourite. But if I want her to stay with us the colour has to change. I'm not a fan of pink, never have been so our compromise is an off white shade. I did agree to make the roses on the throw pink which was my compromise.

I must admit that I can't paint for very long these days, old age has nothing to recommend it apart from a bus pass. I just do an hour or so & then have a coffee crochet a couple of squares then go back again for another hour or so. It's going to take a while. Never mind I've accepted that it's better to do a little & not have loads of aches & pains even though it drags it out.

If I'm feeling adventurous I might try painting a couple of roses on the main wall & a bit of Parisienne writing to match the writing on the quilt & liven the walls up a bit.

I let Lauren choose the quilt cover although I said no to the pug one she wanted, I really didn't want to see that every time I went into the room. So her Mam bought that as a spare for her room at home. Have to say I don't get the craze for pug stuff. Kittens yes, pugs no!

Her second quilt choice was a Parsienne style one complete with Eiffel Tower which amazed me. I have no idea why she took a fancy to the Eiffel tower, she's never mentioned an interest in it or why she chose such a pale one, not what I would have thought an eleven year old would pick. Well not one who had originally wanted a pug quilt.

No sadly that's not the bedroom but it is the quilt set. I love those white floorboards but in our house the upstairs floorboards are not nice enough to paint and they are a bit chilly in our climate, noisy too! So we'll just have to keep the carpet. Might have to buy a new one as the current blue may not be her choice either even though it's a lovely wool one! Still we could always refit it in the smaller bedroom which also need a makeover. Not this year though.........

My Singer 338!

Well here it is my very first sewing machine, the one I got for my 21st birthday in 1966! I know it cost my Mam  a lot to buy it for me...