24
Sep
07

Needles and Pins.

By the time I went to school I could knit quite well. My mother taught me, and I loved it. In the infant class I made a blanket for my doll’s cot, and was very proud when the head-teacher admired my dropped stitches. I remember it was very brightly coloured squares, obviously using my mothers left over balls of wool. By the time I was eight, not only was I knitting dolls and teddies jumpers, but also trying my hand at sewing. The results were pretty diabolical, but at least I was trying. Somewhere I have a doll dressed in the first dolly’s dress I ever made. My wonderful Wendy Boston Bear wears his turquoise jumper proudly, made I think when I was about ten. My mother made his tartan trousers.

Ted

  Meanwhile during my years at junior school, I was also being craftily productive. I remember making an apron that took ages, and a cross stitch tray cloth, which suffered greatly from misaligned stitches…some things never change! I don’t have those items any more, but I do have these. They have been stored away and treasured, packed away, but not forgotton.DUCK              Front of purse 

  

Blossom 3           Fsh 2

 So, even at that tender age I was eager to create. Notice the duck? Maybe I just had a thing about ducks! I know that I had a jigsaw puzzle which depicted a coral reef and lots of beautiful coloured fish, so that might have influenced the fish picture. The blossoms were probably the result of admiring the cherry blossom on the tree in the garden.

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2 Responses to “Needles and Pins.”


  1. December 16, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Jigsaw puzzles are my favourite, there’s an online version I found lately – http://www.jspuzzles.com.

  2. 2 kimmikat
    December 24, 2007 at 1:00 am

    It looks good. I love jigsaws too. I will have to try it out. Jigsaws are very relaxing.


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