Sewing Skills With Fabric Bring Joy All Round

I was attending a committee meeting the other evening – connected with a very well known and respected organisation for women.  Say no more.  There we were supposed to be planning the yearly campaign for craft evening and lunch dates.  What was actually happening was much giggling, chattering and congratulations being plied to one member […]

Surprise Male Member Of Knitting Squad

I belong to a couple of groups in a nearby village.  One is designed to be only women and can remain so under current law because of the very nature of it’s activity and purpose – a century ago.  The other group is just for anyone over a certain age and was primarily for social […]

Knit & Natter Produces Fantastic Craft Ideas

I belong to a local federation of the wi.  My daughter belongs also and we love meeting up with older ladies – some of them just look ancient and in fact are not much older in years than me.  I just look and behave much younger!  I do however share the same old fashioned ideas […]

Nan’s Legendary Seamstress Skills Needed

I had the good fortune to spend Christmas with a family who have lived in their cottage for over 40 years, they bought the first half before they married, tiny little place in which they managed to have both sons! Then the adjoining cottage was acquired and the mammoth job of joining them commenced.  I’ve […]

The Aisle Of Randomness With Fantastic Machines

The big german supermarket store down in town has a huge middle aisle section full of an ever changing array of special offers.  Always domestic items, sauce pans, sandwich makers, kettles etc. Other weeks it has a theme like camping in which there will be tents, inflatable beds, folding chairs, mini fridges etc.   My family […]

Landmark Birthday Signals New Sewing Hobby

I have  a family friend who I meet up with every two or three months.  We rarely speak between these meetings but manage to ourselves to one good gossip.  We exchange news of what our very  similarly aged daughters are up to and what her son is doing now that he is out of the […]

If Only I Had Learned to Dress Make

Learning the skills of dressmaking has always been on the periphary of my interests but I have never actually gotten around to doing anything about it.  I see fabulous outfits in the top end fashion magazines, I look and laugh at their ugliness most of the time.  Whereas when I see any womens’ magazine from […]

Home Knitted To Combat Sleeve Length Dramas

I was bought a voucher for a local habidashery venture recently opened and desperately hoping to drum up business and remain there.   The donor of this kind gift is a very hands on crafter herself and knew that in my younger days I used to knit a great deal – lots of baby jackets and […]

House Clearance Calls For Shuttle Diplomacy

When we cleared a relative’s bungalow after the inevitable move into residential care, the painful task of emptying the bungalow arose.  Foruntately the lady has always been a declutter geek and has never allowed herself the dubious joy hoarding anything.  This almost brutal lack of sentimentality extends to her daughter who happily ditched many of […]