25 June 2009
23 June 2009
Hamish loves the sunshine.
I was asked to make a bible cover for a friend, she wanted it to be pink and girly. Here is what I came up with, using Jenny's Shabby Roses as an inspiration for the panel on the front. Hope she likes it
And this block is for Emily's Mum in Law, who is Rosie - so what could be more appropriate! I'm going to turn this into a small wall hanging - don't tell her will you? :-)
11 June 2009
9 June 2009
When my friend decided he was going to return to Ireland, he needed to sell the motor bike so as not to incur any import tax on it. Unfortunately, the first guy who came to look at the bike stole it – my friend had been very trusting and let him go for a test drive on his own.
A few weeks later, my friend and I took the train to London for a day out and as soon as we arrived we decided to go for a Chinese lunch in a restaurant on Oxford Street. Sitting at a table in the window, we noticed a motor cyclist pull up at the traffic lights outside. My friend jumped up and rushed out of the door – it was his bike! He grabbed the keys from the bike and stopped the guy from going any further. It was, unbelievably, the same guy who had stolen the bike from 200 miles or so away!
8 June 2009
- A six week holiday from work (I work in a school)
- Sunshine - hopefully...
- If the sun's not shining the rain is warmer :-D
- If it does rain I won't feel guilty about being indoors and sewing all day
- Being able to dry the laundry on the line and not in the house
- Seeing more of the neighbours over the garden fence
- Going away for a holiday (July 12th, yippee!)
- No football!!!
- Ice cream
- Cool clothing
1 June 2009
- I always make sure the dishwasher finishes its cycle when hubby is about to make his bedtime drink - he is then guaranteed to empty it (works for me anyway!)
- Forget dropping hints to get stuff done - this NEVER works with men or kids. If you want something done, just ASK straight out!
- Turn everything off at the plug, it saves a fortune in electricity over the course of a year.
- When cutting up fabrics for a quilt, cut a few extra strips and put them in labelled plastic bins ready for your next project.
- Wash fabrics as soon as you buy them, they are then ready to use when you need them and you don't finish up with a whole drawer full to wash at once.
- Save all your scraps of fabric, however small, in a box or bag. They can be used for numerous smaller projects.
Thats it for me.