Scrap Happy ~ October

Where does the time go. Another month has flown by, and we welcome Esther to our fabulous scrappy group. This month has been felt a little lackadaisical, yet I still achieved quiet a lot. My attention span, flittered from hither to thither, but not to Zither. Progress on any project based on sporadic motivation. The main change, the crazy patch. On the back burner. I am channelling my inner selvage queen – LOL. Making blocks from scraps and selvages. I have 2 bins of selvages several gifted from my lovely friends.

Planning has also taken plenty of my time, laying the foundations for my scrappy bookcase quilt wall hanging. When you don’t feel the urge to sew, playing with fabric is therapeutic. The lovely tactile nature of our crafts keep me going from day to day.

Do go check out the fabulous participants of Scrap Happy. They are extremely clever and inventive with scrap use – saving our planer from landfill and making incredibly beautiful and useful items.

Happy Crafting Debbie

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJule,
Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith, and Esther

QAYG Table Throw

Finally, a Mega Happy Dande. After a conservative calculation of 25,000 teeny tiny stitches. My fully hand stitched QAYG is complete. A huge sense of achievement and delight to finish this project.  

I am thrilled with this colourful addition to my table. Yes its a table cloth. I just need to add a spray of scotchguard anti-stain proofer.

Happy Stitching, as I move onto another long term project determined to be finished.

xx Debbierose ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

A numbers game

The MOTH and I married in 2012. In 2014 completed a cross stitch, designer I cannot recall – Sorry. Locating it while rummaging in my stitchery completed draw and decided to complete it. I was concerned balancing/squaring up. With our names, yes the MOTH has a first name – LOL

I settled on squaring up from the crossstitch outling excluding names. Consulting the MOTH and did he feel it was balanced. No objection, and I have completed, back, bound.

I’m still not sure. However can live with it. Unbalanced? LOL just like us. Now to find the little hangers and pegs to hsng it up.

Happy Stitching Eveyone ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’–

Love Debbierose

African Daisies #3 ~ What a Hoot

Happy Dance time. What a hoot, has had its highs and lows. Lots of frogging, not concentrating, silly mistakes. Choosing a more rotund version than the original, felt more suitable. You name it, this project endured it. I know it’s not Amaguri, yet I know without a measure of doubt. I will NEVER attempt amaguri. Crochet toys are definitely not in my skill set. I shall however admire with deep admiration all those bloggers who shine in this area, eg: Claire93

I have far too English Paper Piecing projects on my to do list among other things. Plus, I need to get back into my QAYG, the end is in sight on this ancient project.

Happy Stitching ๐Ÿงก Debbierose

Ballerina Beauty

This beautiful Ballerina pencil sketch cross stitch was completed awhile ago and added to my stash of cross stitch surprises. Waiting for the birth of a friends bubba to add the name and finish off. Both Mother and Bub are doing well and once these pesky visiting restrictions are lifted, with lockdown rules. I will meet this gorgeous babe and deliver this ittle gift in person.

18 count cream aida, 10 different DMC grey’s The pattern has been “filed” in a safe spot. Unfortunately I cannot state brand.

Happy Stitching ๐Ÿ’— Debbierose

I’m Back Baby & African Daisies #2

OMG! since I added my post on the 15th I have been locked out of my blog. Which has been most annoying, frustrating a and now means I have to play catch up with all the lovely scrap happy posts.

In the mean time I have started to stitch my daisies together and hopefully they will end up looking like an Owl. I do need to make the eyes. Fortunately the beige I purchased to complete the final round of each daisy should be ample to hook up a few eye sockets.

What a Hoot!! LOL Happy Stitching Debbierose

Scrap Happy ~ September

WOW another month has rolled by. That means it’s Scrap Happy Time.

When is a scrap, appear to not be a scrap. When it’s a slightly larger leftover, from a bag I made sometime ago. Bag lining left over in fact. I originally had a full metre, then snippped a bit for my lining, which I miss calculated, cut incorrectly, had a little tantrum and ended up with a larger scrap.

A left over large enough to make a bright squishy dinosaur. Adding scrap felt from a project decades ago. My felt scrap bucket also overflows from the days of felt applique Christmas ornaments.

Free partern courtesy of Wollypetals.

What us ScrapHappy. A group open to anyone using up scraps of anything โ€“ no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and youโ€™d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? To join email Kate ir Gun, our cheerful scrap group admins.

This month we welcome our newest memberJules to our group. Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate (me!)Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, DawnJule,
Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith 

Until next time

Happy Stitching ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Debbierose