Monday, April 27, 2015

Table runners

Ohh, how quickly time passes nowadays! Busy, busy and I don't even have a job. That is to say, not a paid job. Keeping a house and garden in a reasonable state is quite a job, if not a profession. If I had my attention only on this, I would be fine, but...... there is the sewing !!!
Once you get hooked, you're lost. Fabrics, patterns, quilts, bags, clothes...I want to make them all !!!

I wanted to make a few things with Greek patterns, so I started with 2 table runners.


The classic meander in Greek blue

First I tried a bigger meander, but, because I didn't use a solid colour the shape isn't very recognizable


Then I made a beach bag with other meandering patterns, again in the lovely Greek blue colours.



Suddenly my mind busied itself with other ideas and I left this style to try something new. It is not ready yet, so I hope it doesn't take too long before I can show you my next project.



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter


My Easter decorations aren't up yet, but I still have a week. The Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated in Greece, is next weekend. I managed, though, to make two wall hangings with Easter bunnies. And... I got a big surprise a few days ago when I suddenly spotted two real bunnies in my garden!!!


Aren't they cute??? Happily my vegetable garden is empty, waiting to start digging and planting summer veggies. Luckily for the rabbits, I still have loads of weeds and they really enjoyed the meal. They even came back the next day! But then the neighbour who owned them caught them and put them behind bars! 

I saw this lovely cup in the supermarket, bought it and made a mug rug to go with it. Nice as a present.


One of the houses I made for the QAL finally reached the addressee 


Can't remember if it was this one or  the one below !!!



Unfortunately I have to make another one for Pelly, because her's never reached Thessaloniki. I have a picture, though, of the missing house.




I so liked the car in the garage !

I wish you all a very happy Easter with lovely spring, or autumn weather!