In the last couple of days I've taken to my sewing machine and tried my hand at patchwork for the first time. I picked a small project for myself and decided on a pot holder in some of my favourite fabric remnants. A few short hours later I was finished totally. And it may not have been perfect but I was quite delighted and pleased with myself. But within a few short seconds of using it, I let it slip from my hand and it burned to a cinder on the stove top. What a wally!!
I also made this cushion cover this week from a feather and fan shawl that I had knit but was too short even after it was blocked. And as I hated to see all my hard work go to waste at the bottom of a drawer I decided to make it into something that I would see every day. There is nothing better than having a piece of knitting with old fashioned stitches in your kitchen even if it's only for under your bum.