Friday, July 27

a little bit of this, a little bit of that

so Harry Potter is finished and I'm sad that now there will be no more, but I was satisfied with the ending - don't worry there will be no spoilers here - you'll have to read it for yourself. I guess I'll just wait for the movies now! Anyway, thanks everyone once again for entering the giveaway I wish you could all win, and I have even included an extra prize this month, because I have so many magazines taking up precious space, so here are the winners

please email me your address at whizzme(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au so I can send your goodies to you. And for those of you who didn't win this time, there is always next month's giveaway. However, as I do have so many magazines that need to go I have the following magazines available to anyone who is interested to swap or purchase, once again just email me: whizzme(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au.

Piecework issues:
2007-July/August, May/June, March/April, January/February
2006 all 5 issues
2005 - March/April
2003 - November/December

US Knitter's issues:
2005-Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer

UK Knitting issues:
2005-November, August, April, March, February
2004-October/November, April/May, February/March, January/December

Australian Creative Knitting issues:
1 to 10, 13 & 15

Now, on to some crafting items that were finished before Harry Potter arrived on the scene.

I entered in the second round of the Doll Quilt Swap. This is my finished quilt sent of to my partner.

I was very happy in the end result, which is hand pieced, embroidered and quilted. It isn't the original idea I had for this swap, that little mishap is still sitting waiting to be saved from "stupid thing" pile!
I received a beautiful quilt from Ros in the UK (who studies in the US).

A little project commissioned by Miss L when we were in Wangaratta - a poncho for her elephant. Yes, elephant's get cold too. As it happened I had just that day bought some sock wool and mum had picked up a poncho pattern, so with a little bit of swatch testing and guesstimating it wasn't long before Elle was sporting her new winter wear.

And here is proof of just how much my mother loves me! A wonderful cardigan from Knitscene, with some beautiful wool I purchased a year or two ago from La Lana.

It was originally planned for a shrug from Interweave Knits, but once the wool arrived I wasn't so sure anymore, and had never started. Mum and I flicked through patterns, worked out tensions, wound skeins, re-wound skeins trying to figure out how best to balance out the hand-dyed colours. Unfortunately I cannot show you the finished beautiful product, because my part of the project is the sewing up - ah yeah, any day now!!!

I have so many other projects that are in varying stages of chaos production, but the next two days will be spent sewing with some friends. Catch you soon....Oh and here is Miss L's latest photo shoot.


Lisa K. said...

Hi, Samantha. You made a beautiful quilt. I like that you and Ros both used a big fancy paisley-type fabric as a focus in your quilts!

Your handquilting and fabric colors are very very nice!

joanne said...

wow sam the doll quilt looks really beautiful - wouldnt mind one for my bed.......

ellia said...

your miss l is darling!!!! and i love the quilt AND the elephant (and poncho too)... so much beautiful work, samantha!!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Your doll quilt has fabulous colours, I must be a lazy patchworker - would have whipped out the sewing machine for that job. Thanks again for the win.

Wendy said...

Hi Samantha! Your darling quilt arrived today in the mail. Imagine my surprise to see it came all the way from Australia! I absolutely love it, and all the other goodies you included. Thank you very much for your lovely creation and your thoughtfulness.

a little magpie said...

I am seriously wandering why I spent big bucks on quilts from Seed when I so could have paid you! Very very impressive work, can't wait to see the finished cardi, your mum is fantastic. Why have you stopped knitting the kids birthday jumpers, why, why, why???
This is coming from me who wont even pick up a needle and thread.

tiel said...

I tired so hard with Harry, but we just weren't right for each other. I'll give him another go with my son in a few years. i'm waiting for the first entire set to come out, then I'll get that...or is it already? I was raised in a Tolkien/fantasy book family, so perhaps I'm too saturated with this genre.