Spinning a Yarn has moved!

I’ve decided to move Spinning a Yarn to Blogger, which is more user friendly for my limited Design skills. Things have been languising a bit here, and I want to make it a more welcoming place to come and visit!

I hope you will join me at http://www.spinningayarnblog.blogspot.com

See you there!

Christmas Ornament Swap

I participated in the Christmas Ornament Swap organised by Louise. These are the ornaments I made- not really traditional or Christmassy- except they remind me of summer, the sun and long hots days (we’re having planty of them!) Also, I’m a little obsessed with this fabric. What can I say?

And this is the cherry tree in our new garden. I’m watching them like a hawk, ready to get to them before the birds. I may have to climb a tree, something I haven’t done in a while!!

Embroidery Threads

I had fun choosing all the matching threads for a piece of fabric I’m using as part of a gift, and winding them onto the little cards, even if I won’t use all the colours in the finished piece!

A quick gift for friends with chilly hands.

My friend Penny is on her O.E. in Scotland, experiencing the coldest winter of her life.

A little freezer paper, some scraps of black merino, and an hour.

The great thing about merino knit is you can get away with just using a zig-zag stitch, and not finishing the raw edges!

Because you are craft bloggers too I know you can appreciate how hard it is to take a photo of both your hands. Yes, that is the top of the t.v.

Hopefully these will keep Penny’s hands snuggly warm through the winter.

Jam II

Strawberry Jam

One of the perks of Auckland is the strawberries- sweet and juicy, cheap and in bigger punnets (“chips”) than the South Island. I made strawberry jam today (I think it was the hottest day we’ve had yet- a perfect day to stand over a hot stove!) to give as Christmas gifts. My Grandad Don told me that strawberrys make a nice jam. You know what he’s getting!

 I took a few photos of the process.

I think this last photo is my favourite!

Husqvarna Automatic / Viking 21A Manual

I get alot of search hits for the above keywords, and after my review here I scanned and sent my manual to a couple of people, as it’s non existent on the interwebs. I’m a bit reluctant to post it on the sidebar- not sure about copyright issues, but if you’re after a copy leave me a comment and I’ll email it to you download it directly using the link below.

Happy stitching!!

ETA I have set up a page for you to download this directly. Please see my new blog for details.


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