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Tweedy Halloween

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I finally finished my 1940s tweed jacket. I was inspired by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film outfits. The book was even better and led to me trying to eat with ration quantities this week. The fabrics were both vintage stash ones. The only thing I had to but was shoulder pads.  Another Cathedrals cushion cover has been  finished.  I saw Terry Pratchett’s Death Rat in a shop window display for Halloween. I had to take a photo.
Happy Halloween!

Lily Pond

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Panic over both rescues had received both the Christmas stockings and the 10 year wip Cathedrals quilt. I emailed them in the end as neither had emailed me as requested. Royal Mail are off the hook but I don’t think I want to go through that again by making anything more for either dog rescue. I didn’t think a 5 minute email acknowledging receipt was too much to ask for the time and work that had gone into making the items. Has anyone else had this issue?

This year I seem to have been finishing projects in the wrong season. My latest finish is no different. The trees are shedding their leaves, and I have just finished a Lily Pond crochet. I used elements from this free pattern and Stylecraft Life yarn which has some wool in it, so feels wonderful.




Longest UFO is finished!

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10 years ago I was handed a carrier bag with bits of Cathedrals in in various states of finishing, by 2 ladies who were kind of working together. I have ignored it for months (if not longer) at a time, as it looks too busy to my eye.  But after 10 years where it was on my To Do List, it has finally been ticked off. I got really strict with myself over the Summer, so it could go to charity in plenty of time to help with a Christmas fundraiser. 
I will let you know if this charity acknowledges receipt by email. I never did hear about the stockings. It makes me worried about posting things again to them. There were some background "envelopes" left over of the same colours, so I have started turning them into cushion covers. This is far less intimidating than the quilt! I prefer the uniformity of this. One down and 5 to go! Today I went off list to make the next journal/bloglog book, to take over from the Cow Parsley one. As we are Autumn, it has a silver on blue cobweb backgro…