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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

I hate winter


I could write a million reasons why I hate winter but this is one. Does this look like a sad face? In the summer our doors are never closed and our dogs roam freely inside and out, but in winter the doors are closed to keep the heat in. This is Molly on the wrong side of the door.









I have been busy making my PIF gifts so I cannot show them. I thought I would show a pin cushion I made recently. It is rather large however I know I will never loose it. You may have noticed I am a fan of Bronwyn Hayes's women(this is another one). I fill my pin cushions with sheep's fleece which helps grease the pins. We live quite close to a warehouse that handles sheep fleece. I head off there with an empty shopping bag when I need to fill a pin cushion. The men there are always obliging, as I don't expect top of the range fleece they generally give me the amount I need.


























I have also included a photo of a table runner I am working on. Both ends will look like a basket full of flowers, it is a long way from being finished.

11 comments:

Lucy Locket said...

Oh Leanne, you are making me feel really guilty - I haven't even started on my PIF gifts yet - so much to do before the end of school on Friday! and then even more to finish before our holiday - presents, orders, clothes - ahhhh! So here I am checking out blogs instead of sewing - good plan? hmmmmm!

pamina said...

Beautif pincushion and tableruner !

pamina said...

Whoops... beautiful...

Linda said...

Poor Molly, she looks so sad behind that glass. Love your pincushion and what a great idea using the fleece for the filling. Your table runner looks wonderful, look forward to seeing it when it's completed.

meggie said...

What lovely work! I love that pincushion. And your table runner is looking wonderful too.

Leisa said...

Beautiful Again Leanne!!

Leigh said...

Love your pincushion. Your embroidery is lovely.

nicky said...

I agree about winter, it's horrible! But on the plus side, summer is only 4 months away!!Hooray! Your pincushion is lovely and the fabrics match with the stitchery so beautifully,
Nicky

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

I came here from one of the PIF blogs. Thanks for the lovely idea. Poor puppy, at least your winter is half gone! As is our sumemr!

Shelina said...

This is so pretty! My brother has sheep, I guess I'll have to ask them for some fleece, or steal it from their garden, as they are using it for mulch!

M.Helena said...

Your table runner is beautiful. I love it so much and make one to my house. Visit my photo album and look my table rummer like yours.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhelenak/2298768930/