We've been kept busy with a few days trip away, which I wrote about here and here, David has done several signalling turns at Swanage Railway and I've been sewing and knitting as usual.
This month I made a Twiddle Muff for our local knit and natter group to pass on to the local doctor's surgery
I was also quick off the mark with making my Siblings Together block this month, called Birch Trees
I finished off my socks, which I wrote in my last post, the first time I knitted stripes and it worked out well, still have some smidgens of the yarns left (but not enough to do anything with!
I made a pouch from some screen printed fabric that was in my goody bag from the Sewing Shindig last year. I had some purple print which went well with it for the lining. This will go towards my charity makes.
And I also made a fabric postcard for the Wonky House challenge in the UKQU postcard swap group - now awaiting an address to send to.
Yesterday I decided to make a skirt. I have the fabric which I bought last year and a pattern for a plain A-line skirt. I've cut the pieces out and put the interfacing on the waist facing (it hasn't got a waistband). Having now got an invisible zip I hope I can put that together tomorrow. The last skirt I made had a pocket, which I drafted myself, so this one will have that feature too.
I am hoping that for May that I can sew something everyday and record on Instagram with the hashtag #seweverydayinmay but I'm not that organised. I know I can't do Me Made May as I'm not usually a garment sewer, but if I could at least sew a few stitches, join a few hexies, some hand or machine sewing it will all count. I will then put a round up of my achievements each week on my blog so those who don't do social media won't miss out. See how it goes.
Joining with Archie the Wonder Dog for the monthly Furtle Around the Blogosphere.