Making progress and a new beginning

It’s been a long time!

My last post was in October! Crickey!

Well, it’s been a busy couple of months, what with moving, and then straight into Christmas.

We are, at last, in our own house, after ten years of renting, and half of that time spent in flats (apartments) which were VERY snug. So, in November I finished my last project, a Christmas party outfit – Mia jeans and a Prima blouse which I haven’t blogged about – then my sewing space was packed up, and when we moved in December, it proved to be a challenge setting it up again in different shaped rooms.


But I’m making some progress. It’s not ideal as yet, but it is near to being usable. In time it will be better but I will take things one step at a time.

Although I haven’t been sewing, I have been adding to my fabric stash. I made a final trip to Fabricland in Reading before we moved to the other end of the country.


Then I found a wonderful shop during a weekend away with family – “Just Sew” in Penrith. Well it would have been rude to pass without buying something! I even went back again with my sewing buddy (daughter), and we both bought something.

Once established in the North, I just had to visit “1st For Fabrics”, didn’t I. Then Santa brought me the wonderful dandelion fleecy jersey as well.


I have enough fabric now for my Makenine and more!

On top of all of this, I branched out in November with some interesting projects for Christmas gifts, and I dug out my knitting skills, which haven’t been used for a VERY long time. Result? A pair of knitted llamas for my llama obsessed other daughter, and a jumper for my gorgeous granddaughter.

I was very pleased with these, and so I think I may take on some other knitting projects this year.

So I have plenty to keep me occupied in 2019, and I hope to get back to more regular blogging too. I have looked back at 2018, and will be thinking about Makenine2019 in the next few days, which will include themes which have concerned the sewing community over the last few months, as well as pieces I am keen to make.

Roll on the new year!


4 thoughts on “Making progress and a new beginning

    1. Every time we do something the sewing space changes again! Each time an improvement. You have to really think and try each arrangement before you know what you actually want. In the meantime I have started sewing properly again. 😁😁


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