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Gavin Henderson
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Patchwork peg bag
After years of flat-dwelling, one of the nicest things about living in a house, with a garden, is the ability to dry clothes on a line.  The wonderful smell of freshly laundered sheets blown dry by a sunlit spring breeze!  But this means pegs.  We had the p...

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You say pants but I say trousers
A few months ago The Much B elov é d  arrived home with two new pairs of trousers both of them of the long unfinished hem variety. "Would you be able to shorten these for me please?" he asked. "Yes of course darling.  I would be delighted to help you with t...

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Disappearing Nine Patch - Part II
I have sewn all of the three patch rows into nine patch blocks - nine of them in total.  The blocks are all basically the same with a red value patch in the middle and a 'colour' at each corner.  The remaining blocks are cream. Having spent several hours ca...

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Disappearing Nine Patch - Part I
I have decided to start my sewing year with a quilt.  I've spent quite a while thinking about what I want to do with fabrics I already have and in the time I have available. I have been reading up about disappearing nine patch quilts here , here  and here ....

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Oliver + S: Family Reunion Dress
This is a dress I made around the end of 2014 in readiness for Christmas of that year.  I never got around to blogging about at the time.  I did however take some photographs during making up.  I bought the digital version of the pattern, printed it all out...

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Welsh quilt inspired sampler
I think it is nice, sometimes, to not really know where I am going until I get there.  That is how it was with this piece of work.  I cannot bring myself to refer to it as a project as that might imply that I had some sort of plan.  At some point I had been...

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Three little Dicky birds
I can't claim this as my own.  It's a vintage item that The Much Belov éd's mother sent from the US.  I think it is such fun I wanted to share it with you all.  I think it is the cutest tea towel I have ever seen and in some ways it's too good to use.  I gu...

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An apron and lots of bias binding (again)
Alright I promise that, during my sabbatical from blogging, I did sew something other than aprons but for the time being that is what I a bringing us all up to date on.  No more aprons for a while after today.  At least for a little while. I have already bl...

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Another apron with a gathered ruffle
This ruffled apron is separated from the first by about eighteen months of time.  The first was such a hit with the ladies of the family that a second was needed to prevent a charge of favouritism on my part.  I was able to take more detailed pictures of th...

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An apron with a gathered ruffle
Dear readers and follows I am sorry not to have written sooner.  I really don't know where the time has gone.  More responsibility at work plus regular weekend working, a new home with, for the first time, a garden?  Big changes seem to have left little tim...
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