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Sunday, 27 March 2011


I don't have a lot of sewing news to update with. Life seems to be taken up with work, going places and doing things and generally hanging out with my mum and dad.
I'm doing a lot better in myself which has to be positive.

I've been buying Burda magazine and planning what I would sew and although I did go to the fabric stalls on Leeds market this week I didn't buy anything as none of the fabric really spoke to me, and having packed all my fabric up around Christmas I knew full well how much of it I already have.

Interestingly my mum, who these days is mostly a knitter and not much of a sewer refashioned a large tunic shirt I was passing on into a blouse which fits her nicely and is very pleased with, so maybe some of my sewingness has rubbed off on her.

I have some things I want to sew, but I hardly dare mention them as I don't seem to follow through at all at the moment.

I've put a few more things in the charity bag.  Yesterday I went to the Meadowhall centre (a shopping centre) and met up with my friend E (slightly nearer to me than half way). Mostly we just chatted first over lunch then later over coffee which was really good, but we also did a bit of shopping, for ourselves and for her little girl who is having a birthday soon.

I brought home two wide elastic belts in black, one with a black buckle and the other with a leaf clasp. Both great for comfortably showing you have a waist, whilst still allowing the ability to breath which can't be overrated.
I also was quite pleased to buy myself a navy striped trouser suit in the Next sale for less than half the original price. Very smart for work, though needs the trousers shortening slightly as there were only Long length left and I'm pretty standard in leg length.

Off this afternoon to get a few final bits from the old house. Hopefully there will be some actual sewing, crafting etc stuff to share in a bit.


Rhoto said...

"I'm doing a lot better in myself which has to be positive."
Hi Ruthie!! I've been thinking about you and wondering how you're faring. ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Linda T said...

Sounds like things are getting into a bit of a routine for you. Hope you can get to the sewing machine soon, but it willbe waiting for you when the time is right!

Sharon said...

Lovely to hear from you and glad that you are feeling better.

Audrey said...

I was wondering what you were up to. I often browse Burda magazines or look through my patterns to plan for my next project when I don't have time to actually sew. The planning part is important too. Moving house is great for making you aware of just how much fabric you have, isn't it?