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Lyn Briggs Designs
Interests: I love stitchery, patchwork, knitting and crochet
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I'm not one who has a lot of projects on the go at once; frankly I find it too stressful. I'm not so much a process crafter but a product crafter - I definitely like to see things finished. It may take a while (e.g. Alphabet Girls) but I get... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Lyn Briggs Designs
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My Friendship Star quilt stayed draped over my sewing machine for a couple of days while I contemplated how to quilt it. But after tossing around different ideas I stuck to my favourite machine quilting in the ditch of all the seams. Admittedly it wasn’t a small thing to do... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Lyn Briggs Designs
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My sister Jann is not a knitter but appreciates my hand-knitted gifts which of course makes knitting for her a joy! I recently asked her if there was anything I could knit for her and she immediately said a cowl. I made her one for last Winter and she just... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Once I had knit the body of the Love Note jumper to the length in the pattern, I tried it on to see if I needed any more length which of course I did because the jumper was finishing on my waist. I like my jumpers a bit longer so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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I love to create and am always working on 'something' whether it's a stitchery project, a quilt or a new project bag. As a result of all this creativity, I have a lot of 'things'. Some can be seen throughout my house - quilts on walls, couches, beds; project bags... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Look at this: the Granny’s Back blanket is finished! The border was quicker to crochet than anticipated – I was very motivated to get it finished. As planned, I started with a row of white, followed by green ,yellow and pink granny stitch rows and then finished with shell stitch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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As you may already realise, I like to add accessories to my project bags. The original Sew Pretty project bag had both a thread pouch and a needlecase, but for the new version, Sew Pretty Too, I decided it only needed a needlecase. I started with the stitchery. I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Making the Birthday Flowers cross-stitch project my lunch time stitching companion worked a treat and after a couple of days I was finished the cross-stitch and was ready to start the outlining. To be honest, the outlining on these blocks has been at times a challenge but when I see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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My system of making half-square triangle blocks and finished blocks at the same time for the Friendship Star quilt worked really well and I was pretty excited when the last block was finished. I then lay them out in a random order on my design floor and almost went crazy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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I enjoyed working on the stitchery design for the Sew Pretty Too Project bag; it was especially nice to work on something I designed some time ago - brought back lots of memories of how I first started designing. This design was quick and easy to stitch and it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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When I started to join the squares of my Granny's Back blanket, in my head, I set myself a goal of joining one row a week - I say 'in my head’ because the reality doesn’t always match my intentions but this time, it did work and the blanket started... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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One of my goals this year is to ‘refresh’ the patterns in my Etsy Shop. Some patterns just need a bit of a spruce up; some need reformatting completely; while for others, it’s time to retire. In the process I’ve rediscovered some long-forgotten designs and given them a facelift like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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A few weeks ago, I noticed that The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting The Great Granny Square- Along for the northern Summer starting on 3 June and finishing (I assume) in August, inspired by Lori Holt’s book Great Granny Squared. To join in you can make a quilt, cross stitch... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Guess what? I’ve been to a craft show; the first one since the start of COVID in 2020. I was only thinking the other week how I missed going to craft shows when I saw on Instagram that the Australasian Quilt Convention was coming to Brisbane. I’ve attended this show... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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My Love Note jumper is now, well on the way. I say ‘now’ because like most of my garment knitting it has had a rocky start. In fact it had two starts. The first one, lasted for about 2” of knitting when I got totally lost in the yoke pattern... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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As promised, I started the Friendship Star quilt by firstly cutting out the fabric squares needed for the half-square triangles and block centres. Then, just like I did for the Economy Block quilt, I put the 3” squares plus the white homespun squares, next to my machine with the intention... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Look what was on my work bench earlier today. Yes it’s the finished squares for my Granny’s Back blanket ready to be joined into rows. They didn’t stay on the bench very long but were soon arranged into rows on my studio floor. I always treat the granny squares the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I have a very long-term cross stitch project, Birthday Flowers, floating around in the background. Its story is a bit sad because it was started who knows how long ago and was sidelined when I started... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Hanging on one of the walls in my studio, is a small stitchery quilt that was included in my Newsletter a few years ago. I actually made it to match the sewing machine cover and sewing mat in the Sew Lovely pattern. The centre stitchery of the quilt is from... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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We recently went away for a few days and stayed in Maclean in northern NSW (near Yamba) which is a town with a Scottish influence. (hence the name) There's even a Scottish shop and at Easter they held the Highland Games. While wandering around the town I discovered a new... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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Last Easter, on a road trip to visit family in Canberra, we made a brief stop at Warwick which is a convenient place for morning tea and co-incidentally the home of Canning Town Patchwork shop. So, while Robin enjoyed his coffee, I made a quick visit to the shop which... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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For ages I kept looking at lovely jumpers on Ravelry and think to myself “I would love to make that” but never did. Which is strange because there was a time when I knit myself lots of garments but for the past couple of years when I have knit garments... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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The Saige baby cardigan I started back here, was a nice relaxing knit. The fact that I had knit it before, made it easier, and once I got started, made good progress. The pink yarn is quite bright - maybe that's not the right word - it's just very pink!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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The Simple Stitchings blocks continue to move along nicely. I’ve now finished the cat The dog the angel and the teddy bear which means all of the stitcheries are finished. Now I just have to work out what to do with them – small quilt? or tablerunner? We’ll see. Table... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs
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As I’ve already mentioned, it’s been really nice having a crochet project to work on in the evenings especially when I’m watching the football! After a couple of weeks (there’s no rush) of crocheting, my Granny's Back blanket is really starting to take shape with the second round of colours... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at Lyn Briggs Designs