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Monday, 21 January 2013

A Finish - of sorts

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?

9 comments:

  1. I agree with you; a list and deadlines are very motivating. I wish my sewing space looked as good as yours does right now.

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  2. The hankies look great. Your mom will love them!

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    1. She was delighted with them, Lesley - although the 'pretty' one with the embroidered corner is now being used as a doily, rather than a hanky.

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  4. In my world the ONLY thing which focuses the mind is a deadline!!

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    1. I'm with you on 'to-do lists', Bilbo!

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  5. I'm going against teh grain here, but I find deadlines are the thing most likely to unmotivate me! I find myself thinking "it's not needed until tomorrow, so I won't do it today!"

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    1. It'd be boring if we were all the same, though, Sue!

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