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Monday, 28 September 2020

August? September? Where did you go?

Hello there!

 August and most of September has run away with me so here's a quick round up of what I've been up to.

I picked up some nice (free) Christmas decorations fairly locally. 

When I came to leave the lady's house my car broke down, I had to wait 2 hours for the RAC arrive and was towed on a fixed bar back to the garage up and down the Cotswold Hills which was terrifying.

Two weeks later and an eye watering bill, I had my car back.

I have used my 'new' Singer to make an overnight bag.

My lovely niece has been coming to visit and we have been making together, the Singer was on the table and she had a go.  With a few cranks of the handle she was smitten.  So much so that I've found her a machine of her own called Flo.  It was frozen solid but with copious amounts of oil is now running smoothly.

She has used Flo to make a mini quilt to go underneath when when using her and is now busy making cushions.

She's been making bits and pieces too.  A bottle top pin cushion in embroidered felt.

She hadn't tried hoop embroidery either so had a go at that.

I have finished the key ring from the spring Craftpod.

I made a plant hanger using Twool.

Nothing fancy, but it's doing the job.

My String of Hearts really needed a hanger, it's nearly touching the floor.

I finished my winter embroidery from Cloudcraft which was a free pattern with the newsletter, from last year.

I continue to look after my 15 month old granddaughter one day a week, which is massive fun but very tiring.

We found a book on our walk by the canal the other week, part of the Look for a Book scheme which runs all across the UK.  A book is left in a public place in a plastic bag with a log, and if you fancy you can take it home, read and re-hide it.  We have found books in the past which were way too old but this one is just perfect.

We've not been able to re-hide yet as she likes it too much!

Autumn is definitely upon us, although there are still warm days and I am still in flip flops and skirts for now and I haven't lit the fire yet. 

Hopefully I'll be back to weekly blogging, things seem to have run away with me lately.  I'm off now to catch up on everybody else.

See you soon.........Clicky Needles.


  1. It looks like your niece has been well and truly hooked by sewing :D I do love the old singer treadle machines, I used to have one but with time and moving it sadly had to go - still miss it :) The heart of botanicals from Cloudcraft is gorgeous!

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed this post..from one make to another! I think I am going back to have another look at all those gorgeous makes after I post this comment :-). I envy you and your niece using those old Singers. Our sewing classes at school were with treadle Singers. I got on alright with those. I don't think my electric one likes me I have already threaded my finger.....its vicious !! Wish I could find Flo's sister here! Hide-a-book is a great idea!! keep well. Amanda :-)

  3. Always a good feeling to pass on the knowledge we have to someone who is interested in it. Maybe she will take up knitting from you? thanks for sharing!

  4. The months have gotten away from me too, so much so that when I saw your opening photo I had a panicked moment of wondering whether Christmas were upon us already! It's been that kind of year. :|

    Those Singers are just adorable and must be very fun to use. How nice that your niece has taken up sewing!

    I enjoyed seeing all your pretty makes and the sweet photo of the little one with the book. I'll bet she keeps you hopping. It's such a fun age.

  5. How nice of you to inspire your niece and help her on her creative journey. The skills you are sharing will be with her for life.

    I loved seeing your little granddaughter's hands and see her enjoy that book. So sweet.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Love the overnight bag and makes. Pleased your niece enjoying sewing. It is an achievement when items finished. Getting colder now we have the heating on.

  7. Seeing the machine brought back lovely memories of learning to sew on my Grandma's Singer Treadle machine. She taught me - she had been a tailoress. My sister has the machine, never sews - so sad it's not used.
    Love all the makes. Anne x

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