Saturday, 31 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
I AM HAVING COMPUTER ISSUES, SO DO PLEASE EXCUSE A BLOGGAP, there was a serious glitch at the telephone exchange so I had no internet connection and now my computer has gone into a sulk a You would think that the engineers could somehow contact us bloggers with news of impending works and blockages. I cannot access my Blog site - I have a queue of Blogs waiting to see the light of day but have to be patient till the man who knows everything comes to my aid. Sorry ! Elizabeth. --- P.S. feeling better now so hope the spring fever is abated and things are up and running once more. I have just read that a quilting lady is having the same sort of trouble - bad case of bloggitis.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Above are three different aprons built to last, large chef's apron, large waist apron, and one gardening apron with pockets for gardenalia, all strong and washable, sewn with fawn terrylene thread, natural linen tape, cream cotton tape, little remnants of dark contrast linen for pockets, dressmakers pins and scissors, one Lervia portable sewing machine which goes with me on holiday! It gives the security machine a bit of a hiccup going through the airport check out but always gets through o.k. but I have to remember to put my cutting -out scissors in my hold luggage or they would withdraw it immediately! I take a few extra sewing machine needles (denim jeans type) as the linen is very closely woven and was quite a test when doubled up for a big needle and strong coarse thread.
I still have to cover some wardrobe coat hangers with the last narrow strips!
Small articles above include shopping bag, travel cushion, pair fringed table mats, four needle cases with flannel leaves, one hottie cover (quilted), bundle of leftovers, pair of elbow patches for my husband's cashmere jersey. Other possible items could be picnic cutlery bags, small pockets for holiday beads and bling, and larger folding sachets for shirts and underwear which are just wonderful if you travel with many one night stops, - everything stays neat and clean and you don't need to unpack much and nothing gets left behind! Go back to Blog SO LITTLE TIME to see the original linen sleeping bag liner, which looks sack-like and very dreary.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
This is a fair well worth visiting if you are interested in, or collect, ethnic textiles from all over the world. Some of the exhibitors are the top dealers in their fields and travel widely to collect their special items. You can learn a lot and handle very interesting examples. Polly Lyster and her family will welcome you .The village is high on on the wolds above Stroud in a delightful village hall. Excellent home-made food too. E.B.