It was on my birthday a couple of years ago that one of my friends had an accident. This was no ordinary accident. She is still (just) in her 40’s, although her big birthday is this month (and she will probably h…
I hadn’t planned on this being the title or subject of my blog for this month (if truth be told, I had planned it for late January or even February – but life got in the way, and I got frustrated with the photos I w…
Lovely article! I really resonate with this, especially sewing fake fur. I had a neighbour turn up a couple of weeks ago with her great niece Miranda, who is 7, who had to do something for school for Australia Day. Luckily she had a grey velour velvet pyjamas/tracksuit to start with, and a hairband. 2 hrs later she was a cute koala bear complete with white fake fur tummy & koala ears. She watched me like a hawk while I was cutting and sewing, completely fascinated. She loves coming round here to watch me sew, last time it was a quilted case for her sunglasses & a mini shoulder bag in Mermaid material. I think there is a young sewer in the making there!
The best bit was the lovely thank you card from Miranda with a photo of her in the finished outfit complete with kola face paint.
I think your Panda legs were a great improvement, very cuddly!
Reference the theatre performance Christine, relieved that those eyebrows and beard were only temporary!
Once again, this show has not failed to impress me. Now – my mum had a saying: “Better to be born lucky than rich”, and I tend to say that whenever I win something! Once again, I was lucky enough to win tickets for t…
Christine, it sounds as if you had a lovely day out with your friend and her daughter. So pleased you met Mo Jones in person, she does so much for UKQU in terms of the stand at that exhibition & the UKQU postcard swaps, & now the A4 mini quilts initiative will be really exciting. You are absolutely right though about trying other things. I was an amateur dressmaker, then professional embroidery designer & I’m now a quilter, but even now it’s fun to try new things! I am going to local community craft classes on bag making, felting, & ceramics in the near future, and I even made soap, bath bombs & candles a few weeks ago, & the wreath making class I went to, before Christmas, was really successful. So create away!
Each year I review what I have managed to achieve in the past year, and then I make my New Year Resolutions, and also list the things that I would like to achieve in the coming year. It is around the end of the year…
Way way back many centuries ago…okay, many moons ago a suggestion was made: who would be interested in going on a sewing retreat? (Who can name the musical referred to here?!) This seemed like a dream come true – a w…
That feeling had always been in the back of my mind too but seeing everyone at the retreat emphasised the fact everyone had their place and fitted in. It was such a lovely weekend
Indeed it was Jane – and I’m looking forward to the next one!
Just relived it reading your blog! Especially the pinging of the messages at some dreadful hours! . Great weekend – nice account Christine.
Thank you Ruth! It was indeed a great weekend!
I smiled when reading your blog, as it brought back lovely memories of the weekend.
Strange isn’t it, how we expect someone to be based on posts and comments on FB, just to find them very different in real life! x
Very true Nina – and I’m glad the blog made you smile!
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