It is hard to get enthusiastic about things when the weather is just so ick. I have a freezer full of meat frozen in tasty marinades waiting for barbecue weather to start. Instead I was slow cooking a big pot of chilli yesterday. This is just so wrong in July!
Right, whinge over. Moving swiftly on, I have got a little sewing done. The two outside panels for the Framed Purse Swap are ready to be trimmed down and joined to the lining fabric
In other news, I had a flat tyre yesterday. I was so flabbergasted by what the mechanic found inside my tyre today when I took it to see if it could be mended (it couldn't be). This is what he found had punctured by tyre and gone right through to the other side.
Apparently it is some sort of screwdriver bit for a drill. It is about four inches long. I do so wish some people could be more careful where they left their tools. Like not in roads for some poor unsuspecting person (me!) to run over and pierce the tyre. Just a thought!
Yikes, you have bad luck with cars! I love your tiny hexies for your pouch and if it helps, it is raining at my house too. Last night we made a fire in the wood stove as it was cold.ReplyDelete
Heating and cardies on here too. We are all suffering from SADS in this house - even hubby who previously didn't believe it to be a real condition. 3 summers with next to no sunshine though and he's now convinced he has it himself!ReplyDelete
i love what you've done with the hexies for your pouch and can't wait to see it in the frame!
That's a doozie of a puncture maker!!
Yep the weather is just awful this side of the country too. I am soooo fed up with it. I get SAD each November but I bet it will arrive earlier this year.ReplyDelete
Your hexies on the pouch front are amazing. It rather kicks my idea into the long grass!
Keep you chin up and the heating on high!
It's really stuffy and muggy up here but also overcast - fancy swapping? Dad's car said it was up to 26 this afternoon...thank goodness for climate control! I'm sick of taking my brolly out on dog walks (too clammy to wear a coat, too cloudy to go without some sort of rain protection!). Anyway, enough of that!ReplyDelete
Your purse panels are fabulous, you have a very lucky partner!!
Can I join in with the winge about the weather? I usually get so much fabric painted this time of year but nothing is drying in the damp wet misery of a poor excuse for a summer! Your hexies brighten it up though:)ReplyDelete
Purse panels are looking fabulous, I'm sure partner will love! Cold here too... under a quilt most of the time...ReplyDelete
Such pretty stitches! I'm with on the whole where is summer?! The muggyness is killing me! Sorry about the tyre, who loses a drill bit that big?!ReplyDelete
Wow - fancy that going into your tyre!!! You have the unluckiest car experiences!ReplyDelete
I am holding out hope that the weather is so crap at the moment because it is actually going to be amazing for the 6 week hols.......?ReplyDelete
Weather is no better here! Your pouch design is stunning Suz! The perle is fab!Getting a flat tyre is a real bummer! Hope there are no other tools lurking around your way!ReplyDelete
It's crap here as well - most depressing! Love the random perle stitching, this is going to be a stunner of a purse Susan xReplyDelete
Man, such bad car luck! Your purse looks fab! The weather totally sucks at the moment. I don't like it hot but this wet yuck is ridiculous!ReplyDelete
The hexies look gorgeous and the stitching is so lovely! I did my stitching last night and I am just happy I am done ... for now!ReplyDelete
Do you feel better if I tell you it was raining the whole day and I got totally soaked looking at the boats? I hope the summer starts tomorrow!
My tyres keep finding nails too but that was huge!ReplyDelete
We may have a poor summer but your purse panels are brightening my day!
I know, I made risotto FFS! Although at least it isn't as bad as life obviously was for the guy that threw himself under the bus outside our office yesterday morning...ReplyDelete
Loving the look of the purse, fab colours and hand stitchiness.
As for the tyre, I once drove over (and wrecked the tyre on) a hook that had fallen off some kind of skip (so the breakdown guy thought anyway)
Oooh, your little hexies and hand quilting look so pretty. Can't imagine how anyone would not fall in love with this. The weather is seriously crappy here too, would love a bit of sun (I'd settle for an hour of it at this stage!)ReplyDelete
I cannot believe you have YET another problem with the car??! Just get a new car already woman!ReplyDelete
LOVE the purse. I really outta start thinking about mine now I'm back... The to-do list has grown to eye-popping length.
Love the purse, hope it fits the frame!ReplyDelete
This summer is shocking and really pissing me off!
Can I have my bit back now?
i will send you some of our heat it's 101 todayReplyDelete
Stinking weather, feel for you mums (our school hols have started here)ReplyDelete
Love your purse bits.
Its so cold here it's practically snowing...ReplyDelete
Ok I made that part up. If it ever snows here it probably means the world is going into the second ice age. I really feel for you. Summer isnt supposed to be so cold that you need heating !
Im with Laura . You need to trade that car. It's jinxed!
Love what you did with the perle cottons. Im sure your partner will love it.
So sorry about your missing summer. I can send some spare hot weather when our summer rolls around again. Enjoying a frosty -4 today. Lovely.ReplyDelete
It seems like cars don't like you, unless you just sit in them and sew, of course! Pity about the weather- we had 14 yesterday too! Of course, it's expected here! Love the hexies and your perle stitching! You have a very lucky partner!ReplyDelete
as an outside caterer, we're gutted by the total lack of summer - 3 bad summers in a row is really denting the business. Still, there are plus points - more time to sew being one, persuasion to get a proper job and have more time and money to sew being another! Oh, and having springers who laugh all over their faces whether they're walking in rain or shine helps too. Hopefully August and September will be better. :-)ReplyDelete
I love your purse, and completely sympathize on the weather front!ReplyDelete
so.fed.up with being stuck indoors, the sun did pop out his head for a few hours here this afternoon, hooray!ReplyDelete
Have you thought about emigrating to Oz? It's warmer than that here and it's winter.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your tyre, how frustrating.
Loving the hexes and your stitching!
I can't believe what you found in your tire! That is shocking! Take some comfort that the dummy that lost it will be looking for it wondering where he put the extender for his drill LOL (that sounded way more rude than I intended!)ReplyDelete