Sunday, 15 July 2012

Life goes on

I thought I should at least write something to keep my blog alive! I haven't done any interesting sewing this week; I don't seem to have the energy to be creative and, with my shifts coming with only one or two nights off between them, I'm either tired or asleep during the day.

My trusty Bernina has not been idle, though. I shortened a pair of waterproof trousers for the Great Golfer to wear on the golf course: rather necessary for the kind of summer we're having! I also shortened a new pair of denims that I bought myself. Having put on weight since I started doing night shifts, I seem to have outgrown most of my trousers. I still have one more pair to shorten.

At the beginning of the week I made a curtain for a colleague. She gave me an existing curtain and I remade it into one to fit the window in the roof of her son's bedroom. I will see her tomorrow to find out if it fits. I found it rather awkward to make something from someone else's measurements (she hasn't a clue about sewing!) and for a window I haven't seen. It was a good example of recycling, though.

Hopefully, I'll feel more energetic in a few days when I have a longer break between shifts. I think I'll make a clutch/writslet using a tutorial by SEWCHRISTINE. You can find it on her blog.


  1. Hi Margaret,

    I haven't done any sewing for the past few weeks either. I was taking a class and was studying for my exams so the sewing had to be set aside. I am ust getting back into sewing again and have a few projects that I'm working on.

    Come visit our blog as I recently posted a superhero cape that I made for a 4 year old boy.


    1. Hi Virna

      Your superhero cape looks great! The logo is so neatly done. I'm sure the little boy will have lots of fun wearing it. My grandchildren were more Harry Potter fans than superhero fans, so I did make a black Harry Potter cape once.

      Still no interesting sewing on my part. I want to make a wedding gift for my great niece who it getting married on 15 September but am still trying to decide what to make.

      Best wishes