Scrap Happy ~ May

My scrap happy May journey, utilises yarn left overs, some large and one gifted. I had leftover rainbow yarn. Tried several designs, frogged several times. Until The lovely ladies in Australia Crochet facebook page suggested a granny triangle.

from this ripple that looses it in colour pooling too……

Lots more rows and 3 triangles to go to become a prettier rainbow version. Surplus cream, from baby throws complete this piece.

Then a full 3 ply cake of variegated green. Half knitted by a friend who ripped it out as too dark for her liking. I am using the Ravelry free pattern Grace. Once complete it will go back to my friend to keep, gift, donate to local seniors club for a raffle prize perhaps. Its been a fun pattern so far.

Grace in progress
This yarn does edge toward the dark side….

That’s it for now. Do go checkout the talents of my fellow ScrapHappy bloggers.

Take care 💜 Debbierose

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).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Viv

Another good yarn….

You may recall last month I knitted my 1st Adult Beanie. My beanie journey continues as the 1st fitted its recipient perfectly. To add to the recipients collection more beautiful bamboo and one in BMW Cotton. Then a local craft store had faux fur pom poms and denim flowers on sale, the perfect finishing for the next beanie batch. The last in Be Seen Be Safe Orange, a special request for a low bun slot beanie. It was fun tweaking 2 patterns, merging to create this bright beanie. And a quick poppy for Anzac Day.

Be Seen, Be Safe

Until next time

Happy Stitching 💚💛🧡❤ Debbierose

Scrap Happy – April

Spots are the flavour of this month’s Scrap Happy. I had a partial layer cake and Damask off cuts. Decided on some cushion covers. Tops pieced, to be completed.

I also unpicked and clipped the embroidery off last months block book. Its a little wonky, as I hand sewed it on, and as i had fixed an insert to make it stand up, it was not flexible to sew.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time. Please check out their blogs and scrap talents.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, and Viv

See you next time for more scrappy creations.

🧡 Debbierose

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Busy busy….

Aside from extra work shifts dominating my time. I managed to finish a project from my stitching stash draw. Christmas always high on my list, adding a tartan border and black grunge binding. Fits my frame almost perfectly.

Then I broke out my circular needles to whip up a beanie in Lion Truboo, so soft it was difficult to knit with my arthritis.  The yarn slipping smoothly across and off my needles. With a 4×4 basket rib. Gifted today to a dear friend.

Until next time 💛 Debbierose

Scrap Happy ~ March

Scrap Happy Time. Time to share the thoughts and treasurers created with scraps/left overs in my craft stash.

Hosted by the dynamic duo Kate & Gun. All those mentioned in the links below have Fab blogs to check out.

Time to create a block book. A large piece if sewing notions fabric for the body, and left over Pink breast cancer binding from my girly girl quilt. I have been saving batting off cuts and finally have enough. The page separator are usually interfacing or muslin, however I had the taffeta left over from my debutante outfit taking up valuable space, and in need of purpose. My overlocker needs to come out of hiding to neaten up the inserts.

I have included a picture of my gorgeous Mum and I at my Senior Deb Ball, in my 3 piece taffeta suit/dress. I decided on a top with peplum, floor lenght shirt and a 2nd knee length skirt to change into later in the evening. Ahh the good old days, Perms and smiles around.

Ploughing through my embroidery draw, a quilters poem stitched ???? Years ago. Perfect for the cover. Experimented with a flange adding a pop of green. Then dabbling in my first machine embroidery quilting (poorly) adding adding some decorative stitches. Not sure if i will unpick and try to straighten it up plus I still need to applique the poem on as I didn’t want to machine it.

Please hop over to my fellow blogging scrappers listed below to check out their stunning creations.

Happy Stitching 🧵🪡❤ Debbierose

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, and Viv

See you next time for more scrappy loveliness

Gothic Bookcase March Update

I am plowing through with the bulk of the Gothic Bookcase temperature chart. Focus at present is the bookcase itself. I have found the straight lines soothing during what has been a very busy month, dotted with extra work shifts and overtime. The nature of the workload at this time of the year for approx 2-3 months.

I have gathered my temperatures required, for January and February, however need to decide on the shades for each temperature range.

Very happy with my progress ☺

Until next time

Happy Stitching 🪡🧵 Debbierose

Scrap Happy-February 2022

Time to link up to all those fabulous Scrap Happy Crew. Organised by Kate and Gun.

Following on from my Red Dot Challenge is this Blue with Pink Dot projects, it’s not as soft as the lovely Red – mmmmm so is a little slower to stitch. I cannot call it a scrap challenge like the red because I have 2 metres of this fabric. Must have been on sale and it was left over from binding a quilt many years ago. Plus another red one.

Srappy up/recycling. My small table top ironing board needed extra padding. The MOTH & I were tidying the shed, decluttering, Bingo 2 old ironing boards, which we meant to donate during one of our lockdown clean outs. I took the old foam, doubled and padded my little board. Then the good frames are being donated when our local thrift shop reopens. I still need to organise a new top cover for mine, no rush as it only has a little scorch mark when I overheated iron-on pellon and was too busy to use my teflon cover. Lesson learned ✅

To finish of, not my work as the hairdresser gets credit. My new scraggy hairdo. A good 6 inches lopped off and Bye Bye Ponytail.

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).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith

Happy Scrapping 💚 Debbierose

Little bit of this….

Recently (early January) I stumbled upon a Gothic crossstitch facebook group. Some seriouslt talented generous ladies. They are holding a free 12 month calendar year stitch-a-long temperature chart. It’s a bookcase and all the books represent your time zone temperature for the year. Tweaking the main bookcase colour with the MOTHs help as we prefer a wood toned colour instead of black. I’m enjoying this project, it’s simple, stylish and fun.

Tap dance with my happy socks. I’m not a “one sock wonder” anymore. However I am not planning another pair
Finished my Christmas stitchery, my holiday project. I choose to just bind it as it was narrow and didn’t want to border and take away from the message. Yes it’s a proud grin as I show off this finish. And the jelly pink frames of new glasses series.
Little kitty bookmark for a friend who recently turned 75

Until next time, Happy Stitching

❤❤ Debbierose

Scrap Happy – January 2022

Happy New Year and can anyone tell me where has the last month vanished to?🤣

Apologies for being a day late – my BAD ! And another few days away added to my date confusion. Must be getting OLD 🤪

This time a Scrap Self Challenge, as I usually stick to a full pattern. This time with the inspiration from my crafting bloggers at scrap happy, and also Kenzue of Sashiko lab. I set my self a Red Dot Challenge. I had some lovely Red Dot Fabric. You know the soft, floaty cotton, that dreams are made of. If I had a large enough piece to cover my ample frame I would make a dress out of this delightful fabric. Ok you get the picture – its adorable. Yet I only had two 10 inch squares – and some Perle 5 left over from a crochet project years ago.

Freelancing my newly honed Sashiko grid skill and Voila. The perfect craft companion on a recent train trip.

Do pop over a visit my fellow scrap happy bloggers. I am sure they have loads of interesting prohects for you to look and and ooo and aH at.

would fade into oblivion.

Scrap happy this month is minimal – as most of my stitching revolved around secret items, several which have still not arrived in the snail mail, and I don’t want spoiler alert blog post, those items will be continued in January….

Happy 2022 everyone  Debbierose

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith