This past week has been quite busy. As we draw to the end of another fantastic school year everything becomes a bit crazy: Open Days, Reception Class Graduation, Sports Day, Reports, Concerts. I have six more working days left before we break up for the Summer holidays and boy do I need a break.
Last week I did a plant swap with a friend at work. I received this gorgeous begonia in exchange for an aloe vera plant. I also threw in one of my young chilli plants and hopefully they will bear fruit for us.
I haven't had much time to do charity shopping and I'm disappointed to hear that my local car boot will not be open for the whole of August. I did pick up a pack of one hundred beautiful postcards and have promised myself to write to friends and family in the traditional way. I posted out four cards today, just need to buy more stamps and update my address book.
Hopefully this Summer I'll be able to get my sewing machine working properly. I'm able to sew for a while then suddenly the thread snaps, which is so frustrating. I'm confident that I'm threading correctly and using the correct tension. The last time I got the sewing machine out I made three small cushions and the thread snapped halfway through the forth. If my sewing machine had ears she would have been ashamed of the language which came out of my mouth. Any tips on what I could be doing wrong???
A friend of mine gave me ten of the most gorgeous fabric sample books, so I need my sewing machine working properly. I have so many ideas in my head but I'm unable to do anything about it. Here are samples from two of the books. The right samples are touchy feely velvet, perfect for little cushions.
Have a fabulous weekend xx