Sunday, 8 March 2009

More Lovely Post

I had a lovely surprise in the post this morning. I received this lovely fabric postcard from Wendy ( http://stitchduchessscrazysanequiltingworld.blogspot.com/). I love the her landscape postcards. This was a lovely start to the day.

I had quite a varied day with regards to stitching yesterday. The first job was to complete all the stitching I could on my exchange piece. That only took a few minutes and once I have the other threads, the rest of the stitching won't take long to complete.

I then sewed my top together. Sewing up has always been my least favourite part of knitting, but at least with a short sleeved top, there isn't much to do. I now have to get some cord for the neck opening.
Also in the post, I received a fat quarter of 18count aida from Gaynor, (http://melifeandotherstuff.blogspot.com/) so I have put it to good use.
One of my favourite plants is honeysuckle. We have had honeysuckle growing in almost every garden we have had from when I was a child until now. Strictly speaking, it's not in my garden here, but I have it growing over the wall from next door. You can be sure I am doing everything I can to encourage it. In the summer, it is lovely having the patio doors open and being able to smell the flowers.
I thought it was about time that I brought it into the house by stitching a honeysuckle cushion. This is a pattern from Jane Greenoff's magazine from 2001. As you can see, I made a small start, but I can't wait to see how this one grows. I wonder if this will be finished before the one outside flowers.

I had four and a half balls left over from the top I finished, so I have started another. This time it is V-neck with no sleeves. That will mean I get two tops for under £4! These are the sort of bargains I like.

I managed to get about 8inches of the back knitted last night, before my mental kitty thought it was fair game to pounce and sit on top of the needles. He even tried to drag it out of my hands to kill. Even I know when to give up.

13 comments:

Gaynor said...

I am glad you put the aida to good use. I absolutely love honeysuckle in just the colours you are stitching..spooky or what!

what a lovely postcard too...soooo clever!

Miriam said...

That will become a lovely cushion!

Rudee said...

I love the smell of honeysuckle too. Your postcard is beautiful, and wow, so is the knitting.

Patti said...

Oh my word that postcard is to die for and I'm glad too that you put the Aida to good use.

zetor said...

That's a pretty postcard and I'm sure your cushion will look lovely.

Theresa said...

I love your top. Well done. the postcard is stunning too and so is your honeysuckle

Elena said...

Oh, card you received is wonderful! Amazing how fabric can be different in many ways! Glad you finished your top!
Your stitching already looks very pretty!

MargB said...

That will be a lovely cushion- I love the scent of honeysuckle. the top turned out really nicely - such interesting yarn

Annie said...

That top is really cute. What a fun yarn. I always think sewing the seams is the hardest part. That's when the handmade look turns into the homemade look for me!

Great post card and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the honeysuckle.

irishcream06 said...

I always find that sewing up when knitting is actually one of the most enjoyable parts. Yes, it's time consuming, but if you didn't do it, you'd not be able to wear what you've made!!! And that's the whole point!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I love honeysuckle too. I am sure your honeysuckle cushion will look beautiful when it is completed. The post card you received is also lovely. isn't great to get pressies in the post. VBG Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to always leave me a message. Hugs Judy

Karan said...

Love the postcard. Nice new start - will enjoy watching it develop. WTG on another great knitting finish. :0)

Annie said...

I see we are partners in the Stitchin Fingers biscornu exchange. I left a private message on your inbox there with my e-mail.