Things saved from times past

I have sorted through a small box of  needles, threads and a few buttons.

These were things from my late mother in law who saved them for the general mending in the house. She didn’t sew much but knitted quite a lot for my husband when he was a little boy. All her knitting things are long gone but this little box for sewing, remains untouched until now.


In the bottom was a bookmark made simply from folded paper and pressed flowers, encased in sticky backed plastic. I’m going to keep it and use it as well as my purple dragon one from Fluffy red.

decorative threads

I rescued a few threads that I thought may be alright for decorative stitching but not for seams, just in case they have weakened over time. Lots of needles (I don’t think I will ever need to buy hand sewing needles ever again!) and a few pins.


These little buttons were in there too. I’m going to save them for something special but i’m not sure what yet. I will know when the time comes! They are rather sweet gold roses with a shiny black resin background.

As you can see, I managed to take photos-how i’ve no idea! I couldnt see properly whilst trying to click the button!

Talking of the hand, stitches came out yesterday. None of my fingers fell off so I guess i’m on the mend 😉


A not Christmas wreath!

I found this wreath on The Purl Bee. I can imagine it hanging at the head of a bed. In fact there are lots of ways that I can imagine this!

  • For valentines day, dark green leaves and those lush red roses from purl bee’s barrette pattern. (which incidentally is a free pattern)
  • Spring time, on the inside of a back door. Daffodils in bright yellow, purple crocus and lots of foliage.
  • Autumn leaves in any kind of orange/red/brown tones.

I love mornings like this. The washing in the machine and the house is fairly tidy. Animals fed and watered and the smell of our own dinner cooking away in the slow cooker. A coffee in hand and mind in action. I really miss sewing but i’m here reading about other people doing it which is still very enjoyable.

A New Header

Fluffy Red has created a really thoughtful card with a bookmark to tear from the back page for me.  She says it started out as a doodle while she was on the phone…some doodle (I wish I could doodle like that!)

I liked the card so much that I asked if she would mind me using her artwork as a header. So here it is for you all to share. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Preventative and cure

I’m not going to go on about it all but it’s just been strange and extremely busy so far!I am one left finger typing since last Thursday as I had an operation on my right hand… Deep breath and I will say it quickly..NO SEWING!!!

How am I managing? Off to the library for some sewing books ha ha! In my head I will always be sewing and making lists of things that need to be sewn.

I was given Cal Patch’s new book for Christmas and I have been desperate to sit down and read it properly. I have flicked the pages and drooled over the pictures. This is the quiet time that I need 😉 Oh and wandering around the huge rolls of fabric at the local craft shop. That has to be done too! I am unable to take pics at the moment  since the button is on the wrong side! The things that I took for granted are a bit messed up and I feel so sorry for left handed people who struggle and of course they don’t moan about it. Some things I miss are, tying shoe laces, opening a packet of crisps without a pair of scissors, tying up my hair and of course being able to pick up a pen!

Oh well if the op worked I will be able to feel my fingers again. It won’t hold me back for too long because I won’t let it.

So to prevent me harming what has been done I am sporting this huge bandage which I hope will be reduced somewhat today, upon my visit to the nurse. Hooray no more boxer hand!!


Happy New Year!

Short and sweet for now.

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year.

Hope you have enjoyed the festive season. Everything is still upside down here. We are getting there though 😉