Monday, 8 April 2013

Small beginnings

Well, Miss PR and I are both back from Brownie Pack holiday in one piece, just minus a few hours of sleep ;-) A huge success was being able to award twenty Brownies their Toymaker badge! They have improved their sewing skills enormously lately, and can now sew buttons on and even beads. They've each made an owl from a kit, then a snake (which they all thought would make a great airplane pillow!), two very creative finger puppets and a board or card game on a jungle theme.

In the evenings I was able to finish my book (a brilliant read -  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) and also whip up a few more crochet squares. They are all made from a large bag of tapestry wool I inherited, not the softest wool, but a great way to have a variety of colours without having to spend a fortune on lots of different balls of wool. I'm nearly there now, one more row of six and I will turn this into a cushion cover.

Lastly, this beautiful bundle of fabric arrived this morning! Ironically it was not intended to go together, each piece is destined for a different purpose... When I took the photo though, I couldn't help wishing I was making a quilt with them all. The far left, however, will become 112 charm squares for the Rainbow swap hosted by Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting. At least I'll be getting many more gorgeous charm squares back in exchange!


  1. Si el traductor funciona bien ( no es lo normal) me parece entender que Rosita, ya cose botones y perlas y muchas más cosas, así que enhorabuena. Tambien que habéis disfrutado en un parque temático y estáis sanas y salvas pero con sueño.
    Me gusta tu herencia de lana (realmente son casi más caras que las telas)... y esos cuadraditos se ven muy lindos y más bonito se verá el cojín que hagas.
    Las telas son muy veraniegas. Espero que tu intercambio de telas sea gratificante.
    Buenas noches, chicas.

  2. Well done with your success with the Brownies. You're right those fabrics do look great together.

  3. I love your new fabric, Fran - especially the pink ... sooooooo delicious :)

  4. Oh Brownie Pack holiday sounds fun! I only remember doing my hostess badge, I'm sure I did do more but I do know I'd have loved to do a sewing one! Beth/thelinencat xx