Back to cutting up fabric

As usual, after a busy lesson on Wednesday, I ended up with a lot of half completed samples. Yesterday I took the opportunity to sew some of them together and am very pleased with how the blocks are going together and the pattern they are making The image below shows another variation that can beContinue reading “Back to cutting up fabric”

My Sewing Machine is Back – thank goodness.

Last week disaster struck and I broke a needle when finishing some placemats. Not a great disaster but when I changed the needle and re-threaded the machine something fell from the area around the needle shaft. Due to the pandemic, my machine didn’t get its usual service last year, and it was now telling meContinue reading “My Sewing Machine is Back – thank goodness.”

12th Night and Three Kings Day

January 5th, or Twelfth Night, is by tradition the time for the Christmas decorations to be taken down. I find it quite a sad day in our household as all the decorations are packed away for another year. Walls and corners or room seem bare as the garlands and the tree are taken down. RoomsContinue reading “12th Night and Three Kings Day”

2021

Happy New Year. We have been sent photos of Bobbie’s first Christmas and it was wonderful to see her open her presents by video link. As we thought, she was far more interested in the wrapping to start with, but with help from her young cousins enjoyed her new toys. We still have some giftsContinue reading “2021”

Christmas Eve – Looking forward to 2021

It’s finally time to take a break and to sit down with a glass and piece of my mothers Christmas cake. The decorations are up, gifts wrapped and vegetables peeled ready for tomorrow, all the parcels posted and have arrived (thank goodness ). It has been a busy few days, and I now have timeContinue reading “Christmas Eve – Looking forward to 2021”