Sunday 22 February 2015

Sewing 0 - 3 Books

We are back from our sojourn 'up north'. A fabulous time was had by all, but the blog post title sums up what I accomplished in the stitching arena. Not bothered though. We swam every day, played a playing card form of monopoly (don't ask), Chinese checkers, and we all read, a lot. 

A few other activities got thrown into the mix. 

There was a fencing lesson for each of them. 

We all painted pottery. This was my attempt, a progress shot. I need to take a final results photo of what each of us accomplished. Not sure if I like mine better before or after glazing though! 

And that's Emily finishing her 12m high tree trek with a zip wire. She did it without falter, and would have done the zip wire again and again given half a chance. 

And now it is head down and sew time for me. Commission work will take priority this week. But please don't forget my giveaway - just leave a comment on the post - if you want to win the tin and the fabric. Also, if you would like a chance to win something made by me and have a say in choosing what you would like that to be then hop on over to Instagram. If you aren't in IG, I'm really sorry. It's why I ran the giveaways at the same time, I wanted no one to be left out one way or the other. 

Unbelievably, we are now on the countdown to our next holiday. Just five weeks until we head across the ocean. Excitement levels are rising here. 



  1. Looks like a fun and busy half term, Susan. Glad you all had a break and are counting down for the big trip across the pond. Best of luck with those commission pieces, may they go smoothly!

  2. It looks like a wonderful week (hope you got the best of the sunshine!) - good luck with the speed sewing!

  3. I want to go up too! I love zip wireing and my kids to and would never ever go off! What an amazing time. Hope you had a turn too :)

  4. Looks to me like a lot of well deserved relaxing (and some action activities) happened on your holiday. Well done...Holidays are all about taking a break from your usual routine and you certainly achieved that.

    Now - back to work !!!!

  5. Sounds like a fantastic trip! Read anything good? I'm always on the lookout for a good book...

  6. about 5 weeks until we head to the same continent as you, just a different part! Looks like you had a great half term. Isn't Emily brave!!

  7. I used to fence! It has been a long while though. Looks like a great holiday.

  8. Always a delight to read your blog Ms Canada!
    ...and drool over the makes
    ..and see your gals shoot up ( which in Oz land means grow up...does not refer to drug activity!)
    You are on the home stretch to the Big Adventure....yippee!

  9. Sounds wonderful. I have always wanted a go at fencing, don't fancy the zip wire though. x

  10. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

  11. I always used to get disappointed by pottery glazes when they got fired. We had a pottery rotation in our art classes at school, and every glaze seemed to be a shade of dull after it was fired!


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