Thursday, September 18, 2014

Catching up a little.....


Having lost our new kitten Elwin really threw me off kilter over the summer. Click here for the story if you have not already read it. I have been so sad about it and although I throw myself into my handwork I have not been sharing much lately. So I thought I would post a couple of finishes from over the summer. 

First, the crazy quilt heart is something I made when my cousin Shari and her husband Matt came over to visit. I wanted to make her something she could keep that would also remind her of her visit. 


I made a sampler pillow using various red and linen fabrics combined with a fabric with a sampler print, zigzag trim, laces and buttons. Originally I wanted to make this to use out in the garden but when Jos saw it he said I could not use it outside. He thought it was too nice. I put it on our bed instead. 


Finally, I finished a shawl that I was inspired to make after seeing this one found via Pinterest. I have been searching for a nice pattern and this was just right for a new kind of yarn at a shop called Zeeman here in Holland. This yarn is so pretty and this vintage pattern was just the thing to show the yarn off. Now all I need it for autumn weather to arrive. *grins*


So even though a sad heart has kept me quiet in the blogland, I have had busy hands as you can see.....

Heidi

8 comments:

  1. So hard to lose a little friend like that.
    I think your pillow is very pretty, definitely an 'inside' one!

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  2. Beautiful work Heidi, I love the patchwork heart

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  3. Such a sad story to read Heidi. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your crafting is lovely though and that shawl is superb! X

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  4. Mooi dat kussen, ik weet hoe lekker warm de sjaal in de herfst voelt, als het herfst gaat worden natuurlijk??? Dikke hug, Bep.

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  5. Glad to see you are still crafting, I still have the lovely crazy patchwork heart I made while staying at yours.

    Keep busy,
    Hazel c uk

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  6. I agree that the pillow is too pretty for outside (unless, it would be in my corner of the garden!)

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  7. Hi Heidi. I haven't been very active blogging for a long time but missed my bog friends so I am back at it again. So sad for you but happy to reconnect. I always find doing things with my hands helps take my mind off other things. I am so glad to reconnect with you! Rhondi

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  8. Love the red cushion! The shawl is great too, did you use it with this warm autumn?

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