It’s many years since I made a quilt, although I used to be quite prolific. I’m not really sure when patchwork and quilting fell out of favour for me, but at some point I definitely started knitting and spinning more.
Just a glimpse at the knitting bag that I’m making for my Mum. I’m sewing the main bag and the lining together during this afternoon’s nap time. Once it’s finished that’s all my Christmas sewing done. Hurrah! More proper pictures
After two years (!) of it languishing in my WIPs, I’m finally finally sewing up and putting the finishing touches to my Goodale cardigan. The reasons it has taken me so long are interesting. I began knitting it whilst pregnant.
Diane was one of my subjects for a piece of research on learning to sew at school in the 1940s and ’50s. A lifelong devotee, she still sews her clothes today and is pleased that her eyesight is still good