Sorry about that, saying I had resurfaced and then disappearing again that is! Just when you thought it safe to pop your head up it gets swamped again, but that’s life.

I have been busy sewing, and knitting, but it is the photography that is getting me stumped at the moment. The light is dreadful, and getting togged up and changed for photos takes up extra time that I just don’t have at the moment. I have tried taking selfies, but they make me look like a Hall of Mirrors reflection, so not something I would want to publish on the net, it might frighten the children and horses.

So what do I have? I have trawled my photo albums to try and find something new and came up with these;

First up, I have been practising my Sashiko stitching. I bought a few old pairs of jeans from a Charity shop [£1 each] which I wanted to cut up into a patchwork, I also had some indigo cotton for a cushion cover. These are my first runs to decide which patterns to use.

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Next up, remember this jacket that I took to pieces to re-fit? No? can’t say I blame you it was yonks ago now, but I finally finished and cut out new lining. Trouble is, I have lost more weight and it is still a bit loose, but I’m definitely not doing it again.


Then there was this.


A Badgley Mishka dress I make back at the beginning of the Summer for my grand-daughter’s wedding [it has taken me this long to photograph it!]. That is now a size too big, but I can always tighten the sash, so no refit thank goodness.

Then there was some knitting. This is the Aran snuggly Harvest Moon. It looks terrible on Bertha, but looks much better on and IMG_20151211_120704_hdris snuggly and surprisingly light.

Now just to prove I can’t take selfies, I was trying to get a picture of the cowl top I had drafted.  I am wearing a self-drafted red wool skirt. I went on to make a black jersey cowl top and a white jersey one too, but I gave up on the selfies.[sorry about  the cleavage].

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Now just because-  the garden looking very unseasonal for the end of  November and the obligatory cat!


That’s all folks! Hope to get my act together soon.




I love all things creative and an eternal enthusiast. I am enduringly interested in absolutely everything remotely creative and never happier than when being shown 'how to'.
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2 Responses to NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T

  1. Sarah Reid says:

    All very lovely but where do you get the time?

    • says:

      Every minute counts – just like a journey of a thousand miles, every step counts, so every hour is only made up of minutes, use them don’t wait until you have a whole load to do what you need, that time may never come.

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