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Saturday, 14 March 2009

bits and pieces!

Bit of a jumble of things today, a bit like how i'm feeling really! I don't know if its because spring is in the air but at the moment i just can't seem to settle at any one thing! I whizz about doing one thing and then go off at a tangent and start doing something else! and not just crafts either - even housework!

I am feeling slightly virtuous as i did have a good go at the housework yesterday - dusted, hoovered, washed floors, did loads of washing and even, i may add, some ironing, yuk! so i decided i deserved a treat and bought these
they are soo pretty, and don't flowers just make you feel better!

There is one room i have not tackled yet and there is a good reason for this, because everytime i do i find a book or an unfinished project and start pfaffing with that! this is my sewing area - its such a mess - if you are a very tidy person, look away now!

my mother would be sooo disappointed in me! but i will tackle it today, ... ,maybe.

Surprises - i had a lovely parcel come yesterday - it was from Lesley, i had won a competition on her post!

such gorgeous fabric and buttons and a lovely card which is a design her mum had painted - how fantastic is that! thank you sooo very much Lesley.

One project i have to finish today because its been driving me nuts is with this oilcloth -

my machine hates it and keeps jamming - have covered up the feed dogs but that means i have to sew it more or less freehand and i just can't keep it straight enough! i was talking to a friend about it and she said try putting paper underneath and then just rip it off afterwards! well, brilliant - why didn't i think of that!

and finally, i have bought some of this - to make these --

i have never attempted socks before but the sock startitis club has inspired me!

am having to rush now as this b....y computer has blacked out twice whilst i have been doing this post! time to start saving for a new one i think!

have a lovely weekend!



Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Ooooh! Nice parcel, fab flowers and great sock wool! Enjoy! Lucy x

trashalou said...

See! You thought I was just making up stories about how tricky oilcloth is!!

Kitty said...

Gosh, lovely things! Those flowers are so pretty - I wouldn't have been able to resist them either. Lesley's parcel is fab, and the oilcloth is wonderful. What are you making with it? Good luck with the poota - drive you nuts when they go wrong, don't they? :-( x

silverpebble said...

That wool is rather gorgeous Maria and the flowers are so pretty! Despite the oilcloth being a pain it's rather yummy too!

Gina said...

Ooooh! I'm knitting socks from that very same wool at the moment! Was doing quite well on the ferry and had almost finished the first one until I got sick and now I can't face them!

LizzieJane said...

Wonderful flowers and what a great parcel. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

maria said...

Do you have a walking foot with your machine? I found it helped with oilcloth, it really is a b****r to work with.
We've just been without our computer for a week - it was awful!

Dionne said...

Beautiful flowers! They really do cheer up a room don't they! What a lovely package as well. Your wool is a great color and will look brilliant on your toes!

Michaela said...

I love that sock wool - well done you for joining the Startitis Sock Club. We welcome new members!!!!!

Annie said...

Loving the pink!

Blossom said...

so much yumminess!!!!!!

mmmmmmm sock wool..........