Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Old/New WIP

A couple of weekends ago we visited a local antiques fair and market. The market is held every weekend in a local overground rail station and is always a nice morning out.

To my delight one of the first stalls I came across was selling vintage linens. Not only that though, as the stallholder had had such a good day at a big antiques fair the previous week she was keen to offload her remaining stock so was slashing her prices with gusto! Now that is my kind of stall :)

It would have been wrong not to help her destash wouldn't it?

 I have bought some jewellery for Christmas presents for my SIL and DIL so will be using the linen napkins to make jewellery rolls for them. No plans as yet for the rest of the linen but it was too good a bargain to be passed up!
I also bought this vintage embroidery transfer for 50pence! I am a member of the Hoop Love Vintage Transfers Flickr group but have never had anything to upload. Hopefully, this will be my first contribution, although I think I need to do some research to make sure it is out of copyright first. If you have any idea where this might be from I would be delighted to hear!

My final purchase was the Old WIP referred to in the title. These abandoned EPP hexagons were calling to me.

They look like they have been a WIP for considerably longer than I have been sewing, and they are now my latest WIP. The fabrics are a bit of a mix but I am sure I will be able to do something with them!

It has been a few weeks since I last updated my WIP list so here is how it is looking at the moment.


  • 7 blocks of In Color Order HST BOM ( 4 blocks behind schedule)
  • (Almost) Irish Chain quilt basted
  • Teatime quilt pieced, backed and basted 
  • 5 blocks of NY Beauty QAL completed and fabric cut for remaining 5 blocks
  • 14 blocks of Craftsy BOM completed (3 months behind schedule) 
  • Sunday Morning Quilt Bee blocks completed and sent (on schedule)
  • Star of Africa Bee blocks completed and sent (on schedule just!)
  • Travelling Pic Stitch Blog Hop project (not going to make Nov 30th deadline!)
  • Modern Scrappy Bits Swap item to be sent by Dec 5th
  • Ring your neck Challenge scarf completed 

  • Indigo and violet rainbow cushions
  • Last block of Sampler quilt
Hoping you have had a productive week.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday


  1. Lovely, lovely linens and what a great idea to make them into jewellery rolls. Love those hexies too

  2. Lovely linens, what a great find. I like the idea of making jewellery rolls with them.
    Looking forward to seeing what you make with the hexies.

  3. Fiona, that is some quality shopping!

  4. Oh yes, it would have been totally rude not to help her out...

  5. I too love vintage linens, especially hankies. I've seen people making quilts with them--another thing I should add to my "want-to-do-list." : ) Love the transfer and the hexies were a great find!


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