I've always gone through periods of back pain since forever. This recent stint started in September out of nowhere, it is now February and I am so over it! Lisa, drawn by my daughter- kinda sums up how I feel right now I think some things have improved, forced by lockdown's hand. One is being … Continue reading Injured and frustrated
I keep thinking to myself that I really need to do some writing. But i'm limiting myself because I haven't done any sewing in months and the whole wellness thing is in turmoil. So, as my laptop is out to register with the opticians - my sister is right, you do go blind when you … Continue reading I had a birthday
I used to watch a fair bit of zombie apocalypse programs or dystopian wotsits. One of the things I used to question was, “how much use would I be to people in a zombie apocalypse?” Not saying that this is a zombie apocalypse, but it is interesting how we have all learned very quickly … Continue reading And what skills can you bring to the Zombie apocalypse?
Bonus points if you can comment and tell me where "here Hare, here" comes from! I love this cushion and I loved making it even more as it combined drawing and art with sewing - win win. For the Make do and Mend evening, I was asked to donate a raffle prize, so this is … Continue reading Here hare here – raffle prize cushion
In what accidentally seems to be shaping up as a year of charity, I was very eager to help when an email popped up from Charlotte inviting me to help at her fundraising evening. Charlotte was raising money for Marie Curie in honour of her mother. She decided to host an evening at my local … Continue reading Make do and Mend charity evening
The much-coveted weekend for sewing obsessives opened its doors to me, the weekend before my return to work. It was incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking as well as emotionally tricky. When I set my alarm to make sure I could get one of the tickets (that sold out in 2 minutes) it was a long wait … Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2019
As the summer holidays roll on, you find yourself clutching at straws at how to fill the day, preferably for free. Hazel had been nagging for a picnic. Simple pleasures. So I dusted off our National Trust membership card and went to Greys Court near Henley. I packed our picnic, then had a bit of … Continue reading A little trip out with our paintbrushes.
When we were trawling around houses for sale, "you and your bloody sewing room" may have been uttered by my husband a few times. Mainly, because after checking that there were walls, ceilings and floors in each prospective property, my next thought was, "and where can I set up my sewing room?". My new home … Continue reading My Sewing Space (old!)
I started writing this blog with one person in mind. Blogs are a good way to keep in touch with others around the world. I pretty much would write this blog to my mum and hope that others found it interesting too. My heart was broken four weeks ago when my mum passed away. She … Continue reading Dark times.