Sunday, 25 March 2012

Celebrating our hands

A lovely day at the beach the other day. Celebrating our hands with Josie, follow the button at the side to find out more.

OWOP day one.

Along with a staggering 91 other sewers I am joining in with the One Pattern One Week from the inspiring Tilly, you can click on the button at the side to find out more . I normally jump at a chance to join in but I took my time with this, having had a go at my little top I can not understand why? I was planning to make my tops as a stash buster any how, so I took a few days and loads of fun putting them together. It has been a great exercise, I have learnt alot about my own sewing process.

So here is the the pattern I have been following : rather like the Colette Sorbetto. Very easy but actually very successful and versatile.

So a butterick pattern, only 2% of us and using these patterns but well over half will be making up tops of some sort.

I so enjoyed this top, I have never added big flowers or so much lace to anything!

All the tops this week are revisionista's, this had a previous life of a table cloth, very soft cotton though, lovely to sew. And a hugh pile of lace from a boot fair last year!!

The day was spent hanging the community quilt I made for my village, along with a Super Soup event. A great day for the beginning of spring.

If I get a chance I would like to share this top with Justine at the Aew and Tell, also Pam at Threading my way, both have great weekly link parties.

Community Quilt Project.

This post has been a long time coming! About a year in fact, when I started blogging I was so impressed by the support and creativity in this community I was inspired to do more. Here was the birth of a community quilt project. I gave everyone young, old, male, female, stitchers, non stitchers a blank square. All you had to do was decorate it.

After some time I got the square back and I have made a village quilt that is to have it's home in the village hall. A place that needs lots of love and making pretty, a perfect place then.

So today we hung the quilt and invited everyone along for tea and cake. So here is a our final quilt.

This Arthur's square he was the youngest (he had a little help)

These where my two squares

Plenty of tea and cake to go round!

We also used the village hall along side two lovely ladies that ran an event called Super Soup. For a donation to Christian aid you could some truely wonderful soups and home made bread.

All the hard work of making the quilt was really worth the lovely day  sitting around having soup then tea and cake. Villagers just dropping by for lunch and to see their square in the quilt, a really relaxed time but a real sense of community. I just love bringing like minded people together for crafts or food music whatever it just feels so great ( after all the worry of will any come or want to take part goes!)

I think I will really strive to work in groups more often.

PS a litle sneak preview of my OPOW!

Celebrating our hands.

Todays photo is what I spend alot of my time doing!