Thursday was the 1/2 term Y.Q. workshop, which was very busy, The older girls made decorated pencil cases designed to give them a chance at machine embroidery/couching etc. The younger ones and anyone that preferred to, made hand puppets from felt. This time I have permission to use the pictures of the children working on the chosen projects. It was a busy day but very enjoyable, I get such a buzz when I see the young ones enjoying their stitching and creating things. Here is what they were up to.
|2 older girls who wanted to make puppets|
|another puppet under construction|
|Mum lending a hand, this little chap made a Tiger puppet then a 'fishy' wall-hanging for his bedroom!|
|Sewing badges to a fleecy blanket for a scout award - in 2 1/2 hours she managed 15 badges (a marathon of stitching!)|
|H concentrating on a tricky bit|
|and with her completed pencil case.|
|Here is a close up of one of the 9 patches which gives a clearer idea, I used a wavy stitch for the quilting.|
I have'nt reported on what I'm reading for some time, this is due to the fact that I have not been reading books of late but, have been going through about 10 years worth of Patchwork magazines, the reason behind this is in order to downsize my magazine stash. That is now complete and I will be getting rid of the magazines as soon as possible. I am now reading this which I bought 2nd hand last week from a friend who is downsizing before moving house. Its very interesting to take a peek into the lives of these ladies and girls living through the Civil War and some of the entries are quite sad. I am thinking I may try to make a few of the blocks although there are no sizes or directions for them the colour prints are quite clear and I should be able to work out the dimensions.