View from the sofa

Things I have learnt in the last few days: Stomach bugs go through children a lot faster than they go through adults. My boys were ill with a bug for approximately 36 hours each. I am still laid low approximately three days later. I am getting bored. When I get bored I do tend to…

Tidy up time

Oh it’s not all fab designer style chez Stitch..I’m tidying too. Here’s a quick idea for storing ribbons and bias binding. Clothes pegs! Mine will have faces soon…

What’s (in) your bag?

It’s Choose-day everyone ..and today I choose to get rid of chaos in my day. A big ask you might think but baby steps and all that…this morning was chaotic to say the least. I couldn’t find my headphones (big problem, my music laden walks are a treat in my day) and I’ve tidied my…

Decompression

Have you ever felt submerged by all the demands of life? I do, quite frequently if I’m honest. But then, I have quite a full plate, as do most working mothers I know. However, mix it up with the tendency towards insomnia that PD so kindly bestows upon the Chosen Few and you get an…

Plate envy

I have been rereading old posts and in particular this one. I’m still battling with my metaphorical plate. I’m supposed to be emptying it and I have had some success but then all these projects arise. What’s a girl to do? Latest one is this triumph of a quilt top, thanks eBay. Seriously, isn’t it…

Oh, come ON!!

I have been working hard on clearing the office and creating a little stitchy heaven for me (and to show you) but it’s taking soooooooo long. Lots of other pulls on my time, some welcome (my boys, oh they’re great) some not so (I think I will throw the iron out of the window). I’m…

destash

 I’m having a clear out in anticipation of some type of storage for my sewing area. I yearn for ironed piles of fabric in pretty bundles. I actually have this: and that’s the nice bit. I’m fantasising  about dressers, cupboards and 1950’s larders. My ebay watch list is lengthy to say the least. It’s Mother’s…

Calling all female superheroes!

It’s Elder’s 5th birthday soon and we’re having a superhero party. Did I mention that already? Anyway all the little girls (and there’s  few) are in a tizzy about what to wear – there are precious few female superheroes out there. So far we have Lava Girl, Wonderwoman, Catwoman and my favourite, Superfairy. And one…

Technicalities of my knitting life

So I’ve got to pick up the stitches around the collar and sides for Little One’s jacket. It’s knit club tonight thank God so if I screw it up I can get expert help. I quite often fail on technicalities mainly because I’m so impatient. But this time I’m following my knitting bible Vogue Knitting….

In the foothills

You join us as we successfully negotiate the foothills of Mount Ironing. The team are inexperienced but determined. Wish us luck, we’re heading for the North Face.