Sunday, August 22, 2010

Madamoiselle Riviera Is Looking Lovely Tonight

I feel cramped up today.... I reckon I spent at least four, maybe five hours doing this last night. I sit in a most awkward position and hurry so I can see it unfold. It's really, really lovely. Then I went out to play with the image (for ages and ages) and decided to do a smaller (as in smaller stitch count) and less detailed, partly abstracted version in 10 count (per inch, as opposed to 14 count in this one), just to see/show the difference.

The Medium, regular coloured version I'm showing you here (above), is:
147 x 205 stitches. In 14 count that's 26.7 x 37.2 cm or 10.5 x 1

The pattern for this, worked out as a Small version, will be:

116 x 163 stitches and that converst to 21.1 x 29.6 cm or 8.3 x 11.6 inches in 14 count.

In 10 count it will (obviously) be 11.6 x 16.3 inches.

If you want the pattern, it's a Red Hot Special as a double at my Etsy shop.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Years Today

I miss you Mum.

Saturday, August 07, 2010


Here it is finished! Yay! So scrumptious and warm. My pregnant daughter thinks velvet is a good idea too and so it is. I have another in mind, but let's see if it's a boy yet.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Leif!

Lovely boy! So nice and sweet and friendly and Mr. Chilled.

I made this patchwork ages ago (told you that already) and he really is the perfect recipient. Mr. Red Head (yum yum). The back is scrumptious with velvet! I can't imagine why I hadn't thought of it before? Now, it's a must. A MUST!

With another grandbaby on the way... and a room full of velvets, waiting to be made into heirlooms.

Anyhooo... this is actually finished. I put cotton wadding in the middle and did a little smidge of heavy handed heavy linen quilting, but mostly did ties, (which is the new best way to quilt in my busy life). I love real, proper, fine quilting, but have no time (patience) when there are a squillion things to do (you should see my Hand-Made Christmas Gift task list, version 5).

Notice the knitted bit?
As soon as I have some daylight, I'll take a couple of action photo's and go have a look at this... Robbie's note to Mum (me).