On Friday I decided to move onto the next lesson of the
Online Course I’m doing on No Rules Patchwork.
The task was to make your own striped fabrics.
I’ve used some fabric pieces I had left from making a pair of patchwork
curtains for the utility room ages ago.
Have confidence I told myself and with that I set about applying strips
using different stitches and also cutting up the middle of some strips.
All went brilliantly until the thingymebob broke on my sewing machine.
Not having a clue what it was called I trawled the internet for a photo of
something similar. Success, I found one for £8.95 incl.pp.
Another lesson I had was learning how to do a film reel on Instagram.
Who says you can’t teach an old dog dog new tricks.
Hope this works
After breakfast and listening to Tony Blackburn’s Sound Of The Sixties
on Radio 2 we set off over the border into Yorkshire.
We had run out of the savoury tarts that Sharon makes and sells on
Todmorden market. The last time we were there was 10th December.
I did have a bit of a panic when a police car appeared in front of us as
we pulled up on the car park. Oh eck, I thought should we be here or not.
It was nice to do something we would do in normal times. The difference
being we couldn’t have lunch anywhere or go in any charity shops,
and I couldn’t drop Philip off at the pub to have a couple of pints with his mate.
Once back home I set to picking out some fabrics for my next
This fabric was once a pair of curtains I bought in a charity shop.
It’s previously been chopped up and used as part of my patchwork curtains in
the utility room and also made into a skirt by friend Val. There’s
still lots left for me to cut up and use for my course work.
Hope you’re having a nice weekend and hope
you’re a step nearer getting your vaccine jab if you’ve not
already had it.