Hello there. Been a while I know, but I have been keeping myself busy, honest. Here is my lovely smiling face to prove it.
I made a Scout. Another Grainline pattern. This one was brilliant to sew, so much sew (hee) that I felt a tiny bit liberated to try an idea of my own. As I didn’t have enough of the orange fabric for the whole thing I improvised slightly. The white cotton is part of an old sheet (washed I promise!). This t-shirt also has another first, sleeves! And very pleased I am with the outcome. My neckband has also turned out far better than my first one which made me happy. There is a downside which I have slightly disguised in this picture….it is massive. I cut a size bigger than I think I needed, I could make excuses, but this was mainly because I wasn’t thinking.
However, it is really comfy, and the finish is my best so far (The Angel, Islington at least!). I would like to make some matching bottoms and make a pyjama set I think. I haven’t enough orange, and I’m not convinced on white bottoms, any ideas are welcome!
While I was photographing and generally pottering around, I noticed how nice the roses have come out this year and thought I’d share. The people who owned the house before us put them in, and I don’t really know how to look after them, so they get a hack in the winter (if they’re lucky) and left to their own devices through the summer. All the thorns…
Also, I have been growing some of my own food this year for the first time (not counting my epic failed attempt at tomatoes last year), and it is going quite well. I have more sugar snap peas than I can get through and my carrots, though small, are perfectly formed! The leeks have not fared so well, I keep giving them a splash of water hoping they can power through : )
Back to the sewing briefly…I have just noticed that I missed a Scout sew-along over on Kollabora. Do any of you participate in sew-alongs? I imagine it is a good place for like-minded people to share tips and enjoy the process. I am definitely considering joining in next time!
Thanks for reading!