Hello everyone,

I spent the morning sorting out all these Harris Tweed scraps that I want to use to make some kind of patchwork… thing.  I mentioned this a few weeks ago, as my next project after I finish my stitching of the cat canvas.  I am technically at the end of the stitching but I keep extending it and I’m now trying to decide whether to extend it again or stop and finish it off.

Harris Tweed Scraps

I have two boxes full of various sized leftovers, so I thought I would sort them into separate colours and tweeds so I can better see what I have to work with and get a better idea of what I can do with it.

There’s a lot more than I thought!  I’m thinking I will have enough to make a big throw which would be really cosy for the winter.

I pulled out sample pieces of the tweeds that I have most of and tried various combinations to see which ones looked good together.  I’m not sure whether I want to plan the arrangement or just do it randomly and see what I get.


I’ve been trying to get some good clear photos of Miss Lily as I want to make a painting of her. Black cats can be tricky to capture good photos of sometimes but the light was good.

She obliged by posing for the camera.

I was particularly trying to capture a good look at her eyes.  I’m probably going to use pastels so I wanted to get a good photo of the colours in her eyes.


When I was shopping last week, some of the shelves were quite bare again, and I was lucky to get the last box of the brand of decaf tea that I like!  I think there are still supply chain problems due to all the usual reasons here.

That’s it for today, short and sweet, now I need to get back to sorting out the Tweed!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
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T Stands forTweed scraps, kitty model and decaf tea

Blog Along with Effy – Day 21
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – August Reading List
Sept 10th – Sorry Not Sorry
Sept 11th – A Peek Inside The Fabric Stash
Sept 12th – Garden Catch-Up, Bees, Cats, Cat Mint
Sept 13th – Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Sept 14th – T Stands for Banana Bread
Sept 15th – WOYWW Arts & Crafts Storage
Sept 16th – The Cat Sat on Andy Warhol’s Mat
Sept 17th – Needles and Ribbons and Packets of Pins
Sept 18th – A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Sept 19th – Talk Like A Pirate – The RRRs of Recycling
Sept 20th – She Is an old soul with a vintage heart
Sept 21st – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.

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Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
September 23, 2021 1:52 pm

Your cat is gorgeous! What a pretty Miss Lily! Pretty as a picture as they say, and you are really going to paint a picture.
I am impressed with the amount of tweed bits you have. Have you been sewing that much? Kathy in Ozarks has made a quilt of woolen scraps and also sweater I recall. She loves it and says it is very warm.
Bare shelves? Oh no! That is bad news.
I’m sorry to be late again, but as I’ve mentioned before, we are not home on a Tuesday and I can’t get to my computer.
Happy belated T-Day,

Sharon Madson
Sharon Madson
September 22, 2021 11:54 pm

I love the kitty photos. I have to have real tea, not decaf, not green. LOL Your leftovers will make a lovely cozy quilt. Happy week!

Carola Bartz
September 22, 2021 7:39 pm

Your cat is such a beautiful one. I love black cats, and there is a black cat in the neighborhood who regularly comes to visit me.

Nancy Williams
September 22, 2021 11:40 am

Fun scraps and I love the idea of a warm quilt made with the tweed. I can’t wait to see your cat drawing!!! Such a beautiful kitty for sure. I have noticed the shelves are a bit thin at our stores too. The storms, COVID, shipping container issues, and general apathy have caused some serious supply chain issues. I feel like it is a good reset to our overly robust materialistic cravings – the direction and speed we were heading previously was a bit scary! Happy T-day, Elle – a bit late but here nonetheless.

Iris Flavia
September 22, 2021 6:26 am

Cute pics of your sweet Miss Lily, looking forward to see the painting.

Gina Maloney
Gina Maloney
September 22, 2021 5:46 am

Love this post and the pictures are just beautiful. Such a joyful post.

Kate Yetter
September 21, 2021 11:43 pm

Very pretty selection of tweed scraps.
Happy Tea Day,

Angela F
Angela F
September 21, 2021 10:39 pm

Can’t wait to see the Tweed quilt finished – som e very nice colours there. xoxo

Erika N
September 21, 2021 8:44 pm

Your Harris Tweed pieces are beautiful. I know you can buy Harris tweed jackets here, but not sure about the fabric. I bet you will have a nice warm blanket using them. And Miss Lily did let you take her photo. Black is a hard color to use because there are all kinds of subtle shadings, at least I’ve found. You are probably better using it than me. Hope you had a super T day Elle. Hugs-Erika

C. J
September 21, 2021 7:54 pm

Looks like a lot of fun petting the fabric scraps. Sounds like a really nice project now that the weather is turning cooler. Miss Lily looks so pretty. Ink didn’t like having his picture taken. He’d wait until the shutter clicked and he’d turn his head away. Glad you were able to get your blend of tea. Happy T Day

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