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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Bend the Rules Sewing


Bend the Rules Sewing, by Amy Karol has been around for a while and I found that we have a copy at the local library.

It has heaps of great sewing advice and patterns to try out - here is my first attempt.


It didn't arrive quickly without the numerous uses of my quick unpick I am ashamed to say.

I need lots of practice reading instructions & patience!

As you can see by all the tags in the book I have lots of plans for more sewing projects. Hope the library will let me borrow the book out for the next 6 months.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Embroidery Pic : Mouse with Umbrella


A week or so back I posted about an embroidery work I completed for a niece Christmas pressie that I adapted from a vintage colouring book - I managed to borrow it back for a minnie and take a pic

Made a mess of my signature - dont think I will do that again

How do other people sign off their work - if at all?

Monday, 7 April 2008

That's what friends are for


It has been over a week since a very special visit from my darling friends from Uni with their kiddies.

I really enjoyed myself getting my home ready for my guests (be it small and pokey!) and cooking.

Although we only catch up once a year (they all managed to catch up a bit more than that - I am hopeless) we write a regular group letter - but despite this distance and time between catch ups we are all good friends & I am so thankful for them in my life.

It is very comfortable to be around them and we are all very similar valuing simple life, and enjoying our homes and families. We all have different career paths and also manage to live in different corners of the state!

I picked up some great hints on picking pumpkins and also the virtues of vinegar (by the way the vinegar did clean up my pressed tin just lovely!)

Hows that pic above - I think I was 19 or 20 (gee 12 years ago!) when that shot was taken (I am the dopey one in middle) I am terrible it was the only picture I could find of my friends and one darling friend isnt even in this photo - and silly me forgot to take any photos last Sunday.

Oh well next time!

Thank you so much for your love and friendship.
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