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Monday, August 6, 2012

"Sewing for the Kitchen, makes a Happy Monday."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

Since I have been tidying up my sewing room I have found a few projects that needed my attention. In this case a piece of fabric that was waiting to be made up. Always happy when something gets used up in the sewing room. I made a kitchen set consisting of a reversible apron, potholder and glove.

"Kitchen Trio."

I used Lucy's old cooking apron from school to trace the pattern. The other side is the blue fabric. I used Brother Machine Embroidery Card Number 55 for the embroidery designs. I found I had enough of that wadding that is heatproof for the glove. I also used some cotton wadding so there is no chance of burnt fingers while using the oven glove. For something different I used "Feather Stitch" for the quilting.

We are very happy here at Kainga that rain has decided to fall. We had a very dry July with only 14.75mls in July. We have passed that mark already in August.

There was a Craft/Wood Show on in Perth on the weekend. Ian and I had planned to go but with the car being out of action and a few appointments in Perth already this week I decided not to go. I was only really after one embroidery thread that I need for a cross stitch. Instead I plan to do some on-line ordering so I won't miss out.

I know I don't post sad things on Happy Monday but I was sad when I read in the paper last week that Maeve Binchy had passed away. I loved reading her books. Now I will have to find another Author to satisfy my reading tastes.

Happy Monday.
Bev C


17 comments:

Tanya said...

love your kitchen things.One of the joys of being able to sew...being able to whip up pretty things for the home.

Michelle said...

Cute kitchen accessories...:O) Enjoy your week!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How good Bev that you were able to make these kitchen things today...and a reversible apron too...love that idea too...Have you tried reading Kate Morton...she is an Aussie author too? Yes I was saddened to to hear about Maeve but she did make us very happy reading her books...So here's to Maeve!!!

PS I also like Rosamund Pilcher (similarish to Maeve)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How good Bev that you were able to make these kitchen things today...and a reversible apron too...love that idea too...Have you tried reading Kate Morton...she is an Aussie author too? Yes I was saddened to to hear about Maeve but she did make us very happy reading her books...So here's to Maeve!!!

PS I also like Rosamund Pilcher (similarish to Maeve)

shez said...

Bev what a lovely set,well done on a beautiful finsh.xx

Notjustnat said...

Happy Monday Bev. You house must be like a gallery with all of your beautiful handmade decorations - hugs Nat

FarahLin said...

Lovely kitchen accessories, Bev.

Karen said...

Your kitchen set looks great. That's a lovely way to use your embroidery designs.

Terriaw said...

Great projects! I bet you will use these all the time. I do love sewing for the kitchen too. What, Maeve Binchy died? I hadn't heard that. She has written a lot of great books.

Maria said...

You will look very smart in your new apron. Lovely mitt and pot holder too.

Cubby House Crafts said...

You have done so well Bev!

I have so many machine embroidery cards but they don't get any use anymore!
Lisa

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a cheery apron! Love the hot pads as well!

CheeKeeLee said...

Hello Bev! Many thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a comment. Your blog is lovely and I really like your projects and garden :)

suzitee said...

Your kichen accessories look great Bev, and it's ALWAYS lovely to create something from what you already have :)

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

A lovely kitchen trio Be3v....I think the decorative stitch for quilting is a nice touch!
Cheers....Jane.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new kitchen accessories are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Your kitchen accessories are lovely, Bev!