At Last!

I’ve finally had a letter saying the redundancy threat is lifted.  It arrived before we went on our day out on Saturday, so I delayed opening it in case it spoiled the day…phew! We had a lovely, sunshiney, blue skies day out at Goodrich castle and Symonds Yat.  Cream tea, pub lunch, a stroll by … Continue reading At Last!

Acting out?

[Warning- waffly reminiscence post coming up!] For a few years, back in the 90s when my kids were small, I made costumes for a local amateur opera company. I’d always been interested in historical costumes, loving the covers of my mum’s extensive paperback collection! In 1970. I watched ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ with … Continue reading Acting out?

Severn of nine

Mojo be damned- this afternoon, sickened by constant rain and the prospect of me going back to work [maybe] without enjoying any days at all, we hopped in the car and headed off to Stouprport-on-Severn.  This is a sweet little town not too far from us.  I’ve actually never been there before, but the missus … Continue reading Severn of nine


I got a good chunk of mojo back yesterday, possibly because I finally got round to going to a new optician, [New Lenses on the way], and had one of my worries laid to rest.  For a few months, I’ve suffered from occasional loss of central vision, which is very alarming.  I get twitchy, juddery … Continue reading NL

Cutting a Swathe

That was me over the last couple of days, choppy choppy, hacky hacky!  Then HOURS today of pressy pressy, fusey fusey, bastey bastey.  I then had a brain burp and decided that I wanted contrast facing finishes in EVERYTHING.  So lots of bias cutting. The results? A mega-heap of sewing waiting for a couple of … Continue reading Cutting a Swathe

Polly Gone

Status report on my lovely, only worn twice parrot shirt- I think it’s dead! I’m a total slob and got tomato/lobster sauce on the cuff when we went for a meal, and the wife persevered and got it out.  SO I wore it again, and got food on the front. This time ,I decided to … Continue reading Polly Gone

Wishy Washy

Phew!  That was a mammoth cutty-sticky-gluey-tapey session.  In true Fairy fashion, I’ve put together not one, but FIVE PDF patterns.  To whit: Style Arc Mindie, Etta, and Ann Katy and Laney tap shorts A Verb for Keeping Warm, Nell shirt All went together fine, apart from one panel of the Nell pattern, which didn’t line … Continue reading Wishy Washy