Although I have not been idle these first few weeks of the New Year, not much of my time has been spent at the sewing machine.
Partly, the attic room where I sew has been getting progressively messier and filled with more 'stuff' and in need of a good vacuum. I made it one of my 52 Challenges to get it back in order, and spent a great deal of time last week making it a more pleasant place to be. And I hardly dare drop a thread now, however, I suspect that that won't last long!
And tonight I mopped up a little sewing job that has been outstanding since the Autumn - when I was on holiday, I saw what I thought was a pack of ladies handkerchiefs which I thought my mum would like. Turns out my Spanish is not what it might be, and the pack of handkerchiefs were in fact just one huge gents hanky.
I was the work of a couple of hours to quarter the huge hanky and edge with some lace, and I hope that mum will be pleased with her present, despite it being some months late!
Next on my hit list is to finish QuiltSue's Festive Mystery - I'm taking it for my Godmother when I next visit in a couple of weeks.
There's nothing like a deadline to focus the mind, is there?
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