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‘Change is the end result of all true learning’ Leo Buscaglia

Largely self evident I would have thought,. It’s true nevertheless and some changes are having to be made if improvements are to be made around here. 542 more words

Life A Work In Progress

Operation Complete SWAP 2015...

This post is just an update of where I am with my SWAP 2015 plan.

I’ve deviated from my SWAP plan a great deal. I mean a lot of deviation has taken place, even relative to my usual deviation from plan. 1,505 more words

Vogue 8819 - a tale of two cardigans

I have always been scared of sewing with knits – I don’t know why but I had the impression that they were difficult. This year I made it my sewing resolution to conquer my fear of knits and venture out of my sewing comfort zone and have a go at some more ‘difficult’ fabrics.  377 more words


Oversized Clutch

Oversized Clutch

This bag is really strong- it’s made from a pair of purple stretch corduroy jeans which didn’t fit, and the finishing fabric is a paisley rayon top I wore once (that’s how I roll these days.) 153 more words


Pattern Pyramid Giveaway!!!

Calling all sewing bloggers, the Pattern Pyramid box is ready to venture out into the world again!!

Last year I was lucky enough to be the recipient of the pattern pyramid or, as I call it, the box of pure joy.  374 more words


First big sewing project

I really should listen to my mother more, she looked at my intended pattern and started muttering. Cutting out, was a nightmare, nothing made sense, the instructions weren’t clear and I made my first big mistake. 127 more words


Acceptance ............. Day 26 of 100

A couple of my cross-stitch pictures need to be re-framed. They were done a long time ago ….probably about 20 years ….and the once-perfectly-flat pieces of aida cloth have succumbed to gravity;  slipped down in the frame and become rather  ‘bumpy’ …..as you can see in these photos …….. 300 more words