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

Happy New Year

A late-ish post for the New Year due to the demise of my laptop, and a few weeks vacation in Sunny Queensland. The MOTH and I visiting the kids, grandies (6) and foster grandies (6).

Lots of info coming in this post and many pictures. Finally, I have now made a quilt for all 6 of our grandies with the littlest aged 4 receiving his on this trip. A rather plain style as I liked the nautical fabric and could not bear to cut it. So it becomes a whole cloth, with brickwork back.

Enjoying a cold lager at the Bavarian Tavern in Rockhampton. Rocking my new bright festive specs.
Christmas fun at a local coffee spot in my home town
EPP Plane project. Sewn with bottomline thread and a milliners needle. All fabric from my stash. The red purchased about 20 years ago, I remember it came from spotlight and my mum chose it, as it has a hint of glitter. They are 1 inch pentagons, centre circle is 3 inches. I have stitcheries to complete at later date for the centres.
Travel project. Red work using COSMO 245 Christmas Red

Picked up our post today and a lovely ctoss stitch from Claire93 to brighten our day snd return.

Take care everyone and Happy 2022

❤ Debbierose

Scrap Happy – December

Merry Christmas Everyone. Especially to our Scrap Happy Facilitators. I am in awe of Kate and Gun, who inspire and give us little nudges to add our posts for scrap happy. I seem to struggle with the little things in life and without their prompting – I 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….

I have completed a few more blocks for my selvage project. Otherwise Just madly organising and reorganising – procrastination actually. yes procrasting has become a norm with me at present – and a little Bah-humbug. Yes, the family Queen of Christmas, has not even set up a tree, or placed one ornament Usually we start to decorate in Mid/last week of Decemebr. This year nothing, and most unlike us. In fact I was thinking if I never decorate again I don’t really care.

But, I digress from the point of this blog post – 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). No new members to welcome this month, just the usual suspects – LOL plus my 3 blocks

Merry Christmas ❤ 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

Sashiko Lab # 3 – 8

I have been off line, time poor for tech devices. Still managed some decent craft time. Some secret stitching. It’s nearing the end of the year. Perhaps I’m tired, and working on a computer 8 hours a day. I am struggling all round, and unable to blog, unmotivated. Even the festive mood is avoiding me this year. So I have after a little soul search, decided to blog twice a month only from now on. One will be scrap happy on 15th of each month, and second at star of each month on my various craft exploits. With this post a tad late.

Here’s an update on my sashiko lessons. Which I am enjoying very much.

Until next time Happy Crafting 💛 Debbierose

Take care and Happy Stitching ❤ Debbierose