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Sunday, September 13, 2009

I *heart* Sundays

Sunday brunch banana pancakes

Two hours in the bath reading Atonement followed by Sunday brunch banana pancakes with golden syrup. It doesn't get much better.

Once bathed and fed I settled down to finishing the embroidery on the sheep cardigan and by the time that Lewis Hamilton had crashed out on the final lap of the Italian Grand Prix it was all ready to post off to my sister.

Sheep Yoke baby cardigan FO

Pattern: Sheep Yoke baby cardigan by Jen Little
Yarn: British Breeds Blue Face Leicester Double Knitting in Natural, Denim, Sage, Rose, and Sienna
Needles: 3.75mm
Modifications: Extra yoke rounds and increases to modify the size to fit a two-year old, sleeves and body lengthened

I picked up the buttons yesterday on a trip to Village Fabrics in Wallingford with our quilting group (our inaugural fieldtrip).

Village Fabrics shop sign

It was my first visit to Village Fabrics and I loved it.

Village Fabrics display

They have a great selection and the displays are beautifully set out - little bundles of fat quarters and eighths tied up with ribbons and arranged in baskets everywhere.

We were there to pick fabrics for a sampler quilt which we'll be making as a group project. I'm really excited about learning some new quilting skills. I chose three fat quarters - two blue and one brown - which will coordinate nicely with the backing fabric (very light brown with slighter darker dots).

Fat quarters for sample quilt

Hopefully if we end up making a good effort of it we can raffle it for charity.


Clare said...

Love the sheep yoke cardigan! And am unreasonably jealous of your breakfast.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful cardigan! You did a great job.