Sunday, July 26, 2009

sunday stash #6 OR prepare to wet yourself

First things first. A while back I entered a very generous blog giveaway by Textile Seahorse and in very unlike me style, I won it! And so this lovely (and very big) parcel was waiting for me on my return from my little holiday  

Cool huh? I think I counted over forty completed hand sewn hexagons! I'm not sure I will ever be able to even cut out a hexagon let alone get them all lined up like this so this is true treasure for me. Course I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with them but then I pretty much never do when I buy fabric either! So thanks so much Felicity for having such an awesome giveaway.

Now my second bout of stashery seems to have highlighted a new obsession for me. One I have only just discovered this week. It's vintage knitting and sewing magazines. I found this first little beauty at an antiques store in Morpeth (north of Newcastle), and had to peel myself off the floor ...

Crocheted tennis outfit anyone? It would seem the whole premise behind these patterns is a bit of mother-daughter look alike action. Check here for the knitted Little Black Dress for Mum and daughter. Every girl should have one.

Just when I thought I'd seen it all I happened upon a church fete yesterday and found this little beauty ...

Wouldn't you just love to know what on earth he is showing her in that book? Whatever it was it seems all is forgiven by the back cover ...

All jokes aside I actually think some of the patterns in these last two are pretty good! And at ten cents each how could I resist!

Check here for more if you want to keep Sunday-itis at bay :) 

And join in the Sunday Stash fun here.


  1. Lucky win!!!
    And I L.O.V.E the picture on your header!!
    Andi :-)

  2. But I do, I DO want a crocheted tennis outfit! (now).

  3. RED PEPPER QUILTSJuly 27, 2009 at 7:28 AM

    Hi Mel, Love the hexagons, an absolute treasure of a win. The fabrics all look so different and vintagy! Not too sure of the vintage patterns - but would love to see a modern version.


  4. What a lucky girl you are! Great giveaway to win x

  5. Lucky you! One of my prbably never to be finished WIPs is a hand pieced hexagon quilt. They take forever. I reckon those ones would look great sewn onto skirts/tshirts/pencilcases to give them a new life. The poses on those patterns are the best.

  6. Lucky you, those hexagons are gorgeous! And the pattern photo's were hilarious especially the library ones!

  7. Oh they're gorgeous Mel!! and I love the new pic for your blog title. It's just perfect.

  8. Is it just me or has raglan pullover lady got really pointy boobs, and is that why the guy has a weird look on his face? Just wondering....
    BTW Love your header!

  9. Whoah. Those crochet books, hilarious!!
    I keep thinking about attempting a bit of paper-piecing. And then I think... nah. It's so beautiful - way to go, winning it instead!

  10. i'm so glad they went to such an appreciative home :) and the patterns are a-mazing :)

  11. OOooh, the jealousy! The jealousy!
    I soooo wanted to win those hexagons... sniff... I'm going and I am never coming back... even if you have a super cute header... what? Sore loser? Oh... I suppose your right. Might just have to follow your blog instead... :)

    Love the 10c patterns by the way. You and your husband could have some matching jumpers like those too!?

  12. haha lol that's exactly what I thought but was afraid to actually write down

  13. Ha! I have that last pattern book too. They're beauties :)

  14. Those look great but so funny. I'm not sure I understand the urge to dress my children the same as me or my husband.


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