We had my ma and pa over for a nice meal a few weeks back, to celebrate their SIXTIETH wedding anniversary. SIXTY!! She arrived [as usual] with various carrier bags of stuff- a load of net curtains for me to shorten, a bag of clothes to go to the charity shop, and a large carrier … Continue reading Hearts and Flowers, Buttons and Bows, Old Lace…but no arsenic. I hope.
Yes, it’s that time of year again, and I’ve been enjoying everyone else’s summaries and best/worst lists, so I need to buckle up and get on with my own. I’ve spent a couple of hours listing my posts, doing some numbers, and totting things up, and surprised myself somewhat. Numbers I’ve blogged far fewer posts, … Continue reading That Summary Feeling…
No, not that… …my sewing club returns for a new start! Last year, I gauged enthusiasm for a sewing club at my new school, and found staff and students alike were quite enthusiastic. I eventually trialled it as a once-a-week lunch club, and it ran successfully for the rest of the year, numbers fluctuating from … Continue reading A touch of class…
Well I had planned to do some sewing this weekend, but between marking (mock) exam papers and folding origami cranes, I got nowhere near the sewing room. Why the cranes? Remember my daughter is getting married in August, and she had the idea of using the ‘lucky’ 1000 cranes as decoration, so I got roped … Continue reading Giving the Bird
The fabric samples for the MOB dress just arrived, and I don’t think I’m any closer to making my choice than before! ‘Shades of blue in silk chiffon’…and there we halt. I ordered 6 samples, which were over-priced enough to discourage me from wasting more cash on them. The dress is made in multiple layers … Continue reading MOB-ility
It’s that time again! Actually it’s late, I’m usually on the ball with this [for the last 3 years anyway] and get started straight after Xmas. My reduced mojo this year meant that I forgot, but to my delight, the rules for this year are BANG ON for the way I like to sew- all … Continue reading Proud as a Peacock- SWAP 2019
Several posts are in preparation, and my blogging is becoming ever more erratic, so I thought I’d do a quick post, just to touch base. The red cashmere coat is underway [well, I spent some time prepping the pattern, doing a tissue fit and an FBA. Then I decided I didn’t like the boring one … Continue reading Bulletin!