Friday 25 September 2020


Can it really be almost the end of September?  This has been a very strange year and, like many of you, I will be glad to see the back of it.

I’ve hardly posted on my blog in months and my total posts for 2020 only amount to about the number of posts I would normally write in a month.

I have been busy, for the most part, studying by distance learning, which kept me fully occupied for the better part of five months.  I set myself a goal and I’m well on the way to achieving it.  This all started before lockdown, but it certainly helped to pass the time productively.

We have been very fortunate here, as there have hardly been any cases of Covid-19 and all those who were affected had travelled internationally, didn’t require hospital treatment, and all are fully recovered.   For this, we can be very thankful.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope that you stay safe and well.

Monday 7 September 2020

Knitting Yarns

This has been a stressful year for many reasons, so knitting has helped me to maintain my sanity.  My big project was this aran cardigan, which I finished in the summer, but it took me a long time to find buttons to match.  I ended up ordering vintage Italian buttons from Etsy and they were the perfect choice.

I like to have a Christmas project in mind and work on it during the summer, to avoid additional stress of trying to complete it in December.  This year’s choice was a shawl, in seasonal colours, which I will be able to wear throughout the winter.  I’m delighted with the results.


Saturday 5 September 2020

In the Sewing Room

One of the sewing projects on my list was a sewing machine cover.  I bought the lining fabric in a sale more than two years ago and already had the Amy Butler fabric earmarked for this purpose.

I’m pleased to say that I finally found the time to complete this and I’m delighted with the result.  Now, I can cover my machine when I pause during other sewing projects, rather than having to put it away with its hard case.