Monthly Archives: January 2011


Yes, it’s that time of year when… there’s not much happening in the world of Cate, and I have resorted to organising my materials all nice and pretty amongst time spent sewing. Today it was my threads…



Oh, don’t get me wrong, they won’t stay that way for long! I have already started scratching through them looking for colours! But for the moment at least, there is not big tangles!

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pink and purple owl quilt…

I have been in sewing mode as of late, you just can’t get me away from my machine!

Yesterday I finished this owl quilt…

It started out with piecing the pink 4inch squares. It looked a little plain, so I decided to applique some owls onto it. It took me a while to decide what look I was going for with the owls, these ones turned out just perfect, they’re cute, and little and babyish!

I machine pieced the pink, needle point hand sewed the owls and machine quilted the whole thing. It was the first time I had used the walking foot on the Bernina, and it worked quite fine!

And a close up of the owls, so you can see their cute little expressions…

I sent it off with the boy today, to be gifted to a very new little girl. Hope they like it…

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Another new yarn spun, plied and made into a nice ball! It’s kind of christmasy! Silk/Merino plied with wool

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Happy Spinny Holidays to You!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who ever come across this blog! Hope every one is enjoying the holiday season! And the lovely hot weather that finally decided to show up!
I spent Christmas with my family in our childhood home. Was nice to have all 6 of us under the one roof again, plus partners and grandparents and family pets.
We spent a lot of time in the kitchen, mum, the eldest sibling and myself all spinning away, my other sister stitching and everyone else doing whatever they do – reading, studying, sleeping in their chairs!
I managed to finally get that lovely red wool that I posted about a while ago plied. Alas I didn’t do anything spectacular with it with beads and whatnot like I had thought about, I found a nice red wool to ply with it.

My sister received a spinning wheel for Christmas, luckyduc! So Mum had her wheel out as well, to show her how its done! So in the kithen we had two spinning wheels, Mum on one and Sophie on the other, and me in the middle with my drop spindle!

It was a productive and fun Christmas in our house! And a learning curve too! There were a couple of beautiful balls of yarn produced, but best of all we enjoyed each others company and had many a laughs!

Happy New Year everyone!

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