Sunday, 22 November 2015

Keeping cosy..

Hi all i hope that your ok in this cold weather.
Earlier on this year we purchased a sewing machine..it was brand new..we have only had second hand ones that have served us well but we could no longer fix the one we had..couldn't get the parts for it anymore..even Ebay didn't have them..we saved up and got a lovely one..it's electric not crank handle like our old one. We have to admit it is so easy to use compared to the other one.
We have used it quite a few times..this week alone it has mended 2 pairs of the girls jeans,sewn up the crutch in pj's and then taken up and taken in a pair of jeans for my husband.
The poor thing had a trial by fire when it arrived.
Many years ago my mum bought me a very heavy quilted throw..i used it for a cover on my sofa for ages..then it got washed and put away in the airing cupboard. Having seen lots of blogs about re-using what you have and upcycling things,we decided  to cut it up and make it in to 2 smaller bed covers..now its very heavy and thick..but we did it..our sewing machine didn't falter once, it went through it like it was butter..o we were so pleased.A great investment that will last us a long time.
Here are the quilts on the girls beds..now don't they look nice and cozy..



The girls couldn't wait to get into them tonight.
 I put up my new picture in the bedroom
 I also put up 2 more photo's in the hallway..this one is Andrea on the right and Fionna on the left..its one of my favourites..they are just so gorgeous and still are.
This one is a school photograph, its the only one i have of the three of them as Andrea had gone up to big school that year..Sam on the left,Heather in the middle and Fionna on the right..so lovely.
right i am off to have a cuppa..
take care all
sara

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  1. Snuggly warm indeed. I have several crochet blankets that get piled on bed and settee when needed.

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    1. Hi Joy..we have some lovely knitted blankets that are on the sofas for snuggling up at night..very warm.
      sara
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    2. I save all my left over small balls of yarn in a basket and wind them all into several huge multi coloured balls when there is enough to start a blanket. Then as I get to a certain colour/yarn there is the memory of what I knitted with it!
      (I give away most of my knitting )

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    3. Joy that is so good and how lovely that you give it away as well.
      bless you
      sara
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  2. They do look cosy, love those quilts, great idea with the stags, I love deer and stags.

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    1. They are cosy..may be too cosy..they didn't want to get up this morning.
      I love Stags,deers and trees..i may change my picture in the future to have all those things in it..but not yet;)
      sara
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  3. What a good idea to cut the quilt down and make two for the girls beds, they look lovely and cosy.

    We have a couple of really heavy quilts bought when we first moved to the country, they seem very similar to yours. Unfortunately one of them got really mucky with the dogs sleeping on it when it was on the old sofa and it was too big and bulky for my washing machine, so we had to have it dry cleaned (that's what the label said it needed). Because of the cost of the cleaning I've never been able to bring myself to use it again (its was £24 ... gulp), but if I cut it in half it would be as useful and would fit in the machine, although I would have to hand sew the edges, it would be worth it I think.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Sue..blimey ithink having it dry cleaned cost as much as my throw..we use bias binding on the edge that we cut to smooth it out and make it look neater..they are so comfy and the girls were lovley and warm last night.
      sara
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  4. Those quilts look wonderful. I love a weighty quilt on the bed at this time of year. I'm sure your girls will be very cosy!

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    1. They are gorgeous aren't they..i did have a moment of "o my god what have i done" when i started to cut them..but they have turned out very well.
      We have one similar on our bed..its very warm and i love getting it out every Winter..keeps us cosy.
      sara
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