Tuesday, 18 February 2014

WOYWW #245 - a bit of sewing

Today I am joining in with Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday?

I am currently sitting at my desk in the loft and I am freezing. It is snowing outside and although the drive has been cleared once, it is covered again. I am fed up of the snow now.

Anyway, my desk........

Today I have been sewing. A friend of mine came over last week and I showed her how to crochet a foundation row. In return she showed me some tips on my sewing machine and left me with homework to do - a sample piece of different stitches and try and get them straight. Ha that's funny. I did them but straight they are NOT! She is going to show me how to make a simple bag and we are going to use the sample somehow. Exciting.

Left of the table is Sock Monkey Hat, lovingly put there by Smallest - this means it needs mending in some way. No note needed, I just have to find out what is wrong with it. Earlier I found an Imp with a bell beside it which meant "Please Mummy can you sew his bell back on".

Right of my table is my new sock that I started on Friday. This is the one knitted on the very expensive yarn. It has two cables and a heart pattern going up the front. A bit tricky and needs some concentration but I like it. I undid it three times on Friday and once more on Saturday (each time back to the beginning). I am now at the heel part and am very pleased with myself.

At the front are my gorgeous Kirstie Allsop Haberdashery Scissors that my lovely friend sent me for my Birthday last year, a box of pins and some thread and other scissors (how many pairs of scissors does one girl need? And what are they all doing there?).

I hope to visit more of y than I managed last week - very poor - MUST DO BETTER!


Annie said...

Wahoooo...sewing :-) Well done you with learning a new skill. Good luck with the bag making. I love how the latest sock is looking.
Big hugs,
Annie x # 42

Emma Pearce said...

A lot going on :) I wish I had a friend that could help me with my sewing machine, I am desperate to get sewing. I love the colour of your sock and your pattern. Knitting like this has me in awe xx

Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE your sock but you've definitely got a very wide determination streak! I think I would have moved on to something else after pulling it out four times! Good luck with the sewing, you can teach me how to line my knitted bag, if I ever manage to get the knitting bit finished that is! I linked you, you're number 75.

Brenda 74

Marit said...

One can never have enough scissors! HA! I love the stitches-fabric... you can do all sorts of fun things with a piece of fabric like that (make a bag, or a bag to put pens in - what's that called? - or use it on paper or make a doll-dress or...!) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #70

Regina Hamilton said...

It's great that you have a friend you can learn some tips from. None of my friends craft at all. Have fun with the homework. #1

Lisa-Jane said...

I can't sew in a straight line either! I keep trying to make simple things that only need you to be able to sew in a straight line but I can't even do that! Good luck! #63

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, look at your sewing...it's a slippery slope now, Famfa! You'll be buying sewing books from Amazon and then it's downhill from there. At least that's what happened to me, lol!
The sock pattern is looking awesome, well done you for persevering :-)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Nelle said...

Sewing a straight line is about all I can sew, wish I had more time to learn.
I am a lover of the sock monkey, my friend gave me one last year as a gift and I love it.


Good luck with the sewing.
Nelle 71 xx