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Friday, November 30, 2012

"November finishes."

Hello,

It is hard to believe that November is coming to a end. I am currently wearing jeans and a jumper. Tomorrow is the first day of Summer. I am so glad the winds from the past couple of days have finally died down. One day we were having temps of 36 and down to about 20 the following day.

November has meant lots of final year lunches,morning teas etc.



Last night I sewed on the binding for the Hexagon Christmas Runner. I enjoyed the hand quilting on this project. I made up a template of a Christmas tree and hand quilted the trees on the red fabric between each hexagon.


I made up this shirt in some stretch knit fabric I have had in my cupboard for a while.


We had our Garden Club wind-up yesterday and as we have to provide a Secret Santa gift. I made up a Garden Journal. The lady who received it was very pleased with it.


The other week I got a message that a lady had a spinning wheel to give away. Would I like it. "Yes Please" I said. Well she rang to say she was coming around and it wasn't the sort of spinning wheel I was probably thinking of. It certainly got me wondering. I went to her car to expect to see a wheel. She opened the boot and said it was in the box. I brought it down to the house and she opened it up. It certainly wasn't what I was thinking it would be. I decided against taking it as I really wanted one for show. Then I may think about taking lessons, as I have a friend who spins.  I did think for one nano-second about taking it but when she said she gets interested in things and then looses interest a big bell rang in my head!!! The spinning wheel was obviously home made, you used the piece of wood that is on the front of it to make it spin.


I was in Dymocks the other week and saw that Maeve Binchy had published a new book. Maeve recently passed away so I was so happy to see that her book was published. I didn't think there would be any more. So I quickly ordered it through my local library. You can see I picked up a few others too.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Karen said...

Great finishes. That is a very interesting spinning wheel!

Christine M said...

Your table runner is lovely Bev. Such a nice design.

shez said...

love that table runner Bev well done with your finishes.xx

Petra said...

Hello Bev, your table runner I like it the colors are lovely. And years ago I reed also books from Maeve I like her style of writing very much. The temperature is high at the moment in your place by us it is freezing now. And it' s now wintertime at this time of the year. Have fun with the spinning wheel. Have a nice weekend over there take care.
Greeting Petra.

Nicky said...

Love, love that hexie runner, so cute, your fussy cutting is perfect! How brave of you to turn down the spinning wheel - at least you listen to those alarm bells....LOL

Loved this post, Nicky x (also a Maeve Binchy fan)

Terriaw said...

What a wonderfully productive month you had! I think I sewed one thing in November, but finished a few illustration projects. Lovely work, as always!

Melody said...

What a great post. I just LOVE your hexie table runner.

barb's creations said...

Love your hexie table runner :) Barb.

Fiona said...

the hexie runner is great and so is the new shirt... weather seems to be out of control all over the place... I did wonder at your spinning wheel! at first when I saw the picture I thought it was some kind of apple peeler!!!!
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great finishes Bev...I've never seen a spinning wheel like that before! Like the look of the books too...I saw that Maeve had a new one out!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely runner Bev. I love watching people spin but not being a knitter not for me. Lots of lovely reading ahead for you Bev.

Anthea said...

The runner is really lovely Bev, well done, great colours!
Looks like you have lots of great holiday reading there...
Hope you didn't get too battered in the recent ghastly storms the other day, we have a lot of garden debris to clean up this weekend, yuk

Narelle said...

Gorgeous runner Bev.
I hope you're having some pleasent weather and not this terrible heatwave.

marina said...

your Christmas runner looks gorgeous! great new top and super rehousing of the spinning wheel. It looks wonderful.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely finishes, I love the hexagon table runner.