Thursday, October 28, 2010


There is a give away button on the sidebar, if you like to enter click on it and you'll come to Sweet Bee Buzzings where Bethany is having a give away of very nice sewing AND  knitting stuff.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Leaves, apples and sunshine

Yes it was a perfect day to rake up some leaves and take our huge surplus of apples to the tip. Our biggest apple tree has gone nuts this year and is still half full of apples and still we took the car full of the fallen ones to the tip today. But am feeling all he hard work now tonight. Still, it feels good to have it done since they are predicting snow tomorrow and later on in the week.

Not much sewing going on. But I finished the handbag we started on the course pictures later on. Got to get cracking on all my other projects. My mum wants a bead spread, thankfully only for a single bed but still. But that one will be fun to do.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Old times...

I've been sussing out how to get my archived posts to show in this fancy year by year list I've seen other people have and finally figured it out! So now you can all read about me from my early days in blogging. Can't believe though I've been blogging since 2002!

I have actually been reading a few of my old posts and are quite gobbsmacked  about how I wrote then and how I write now. I was much funnier before! Now I just feel old and boring when writing.... sigh

Monday, October 11, 2010

I must be crazy

I've been asked to make two big quilts. I don't know yet how big she wants me to make them but it seems it will be blanket size. I said they cost a lot in material and that I would take an amount for making them but it wasn't a problem. Money is not an issue......

You might wonder if I agreed to make them.

I did.

Friday, October 08, 2010

On a roll again!

I couldn't stop myself so I made 2 more smaller pillowcases.

Got one more small square one to do but that will have to wait until tomorrow. I want to make one with circles but I got to find the little tutorial for them again in my blogroll!

New look

I was getting tired of the pillows we have in the sofa so i fiddled a bit and came up with these

They are not exactly the same due to a cutting error on my part but I like them all the same. Now I just have to come up with something to match for my 3 smaller pillows. I like this!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

To bag or not to bag

Today was my quilting course and we did sew a bit more of the handbag. But now when we are going to join the pieces together I think the pattern is a bit silly thinking about how I have been seeing and reading about how to do other handbags. I might actually try and do it differently and if it doesn't work out I'll rip it and do it like the pattern says.

It was the last time of my quilting course as well for this time. We might start up again in November if there are enough people interested . At the moment it is only Mette and me that are interested to continue. A course for two seems a bit silly to me so hopefully there will be others as well. If you are a group you get to see lots of other projects as well and get inspired to do something new.

Now I am off to bed, got an early start tomorrow and a long shift. But it is only a week left now until we go to England and London for a long weekend!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Weekend over! Yay!

Yes I have worked this weekend but it wasn't too bad since I got to work with one of  my favorite persons to work with! It does go so much quicker if you can have a laugh or two while working doesn't it?

I have also been for a quick walk which went very well, not feeling so fatigued like I have been doing the last couple of weeks after walks and general work. The cough seems to be getting better even though it is a bit stubborn yet but much better then last week.

I haven't been sewing much at home, haven't had time or energy for it. I am going to do some buttonholes on the bag we are making at the course though so it is ready for the next step. Will show you it when I have put the pocket lids on so you can see a bit better what I am doing. It is quite a square bag but we likes is!

I also have an idea for how to finish off our new bedspread I am doing. I will use the lighter shades of brown and yellow as fillers and have a a striped border around the center piece. Just got some measurements to figure out in inches instead of cm.... You know these inches are troublesome sometimes when you are used to cm!

Friday, October 01, 2010


So today is first of October. It was -5 this morning and now everything has gone in the garden. I will clear it out this weekend after work. All my lovely dahlias went yesterday so they will be dug out of of the ground tomorrow. Got to remember to mark them so I know which colour they are for next year.
The last water butt can be emptied as well, there was a thin sheet of ice on it this morning when I had a look.

I like autumn in general but at the moment I'm a bit meh about everything it seems. I think it has to do with work and that I don't enjoy it as much as I did before. I even had a look at what others jobs are available this morning and there weren't much there that I could apply for. But I will probably send out letters asking for vacancies in places I would like to work. I got to do something different!

Wish me luck!