Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The Things You Find
Since completing the bookshelf, I have been moving some books out of the craft room, which in turn makes me go through and sort things in the craft room. I was going through some tubs and found these two pieces of patchwork. The first was left from some potholders that I made, and clearly this one wasn't finished.
The second piece of patchwork has more of a story. We were living in Oyster Bay in Sydney, in Defence Housing. There were 16 townhouses, one Army family, the rest Navy. One of the lovely ladies, Ann was a patchworker and was kind enough to hold a little get together for a few of us on Wednesday nights and teach us how to patchwork. I was the first to leave the little group, moved to Perth on a posting, and the protocol was to make a friendship block for everyone. This is the block I received from Ann. Before I opened it fully, I was having trouble remembering her last name, the beauty of friendship blocks.
Rhubarb. Knitted stems, crocheted leaves. There are going to be three double blocks which will help help break up the checkerboard effec...