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Archive for August, 2011


Friday, August 26th, 2011

It’s finally bearable in my sewing room, so I’ve been playing around with the zigzags for the Just Swell pattern. I was merrily making coloured zigzags – and loving them – before I realized that actually for the pattern the zigzags are white and it’s the outside that’s coloured. Now I’ve done a little of […]

Just Swell

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I finally spent and hour or two this morning cleaning out and sorting my office and sewing room – something I’m not at all wild about doing, but it’s lovely when it’s done. I’ve decided that what I really want and need is a pretty cover for my sewing machine. We seem to get a […]


Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Unfortunately due to my total inability to cope with the heatwave we’re currently suffering enjoying, levels of creativity here have dropped to an all-time low. My sewing room / office is in the roofspace of our home and right now its a million degrees up there. So sewing is on a break for a day […]

Unexpected harmony

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I have two teenage daughters. I’ve probably told you that before, but maybe not that the pair of them are like chalk and cheese. They are less than two years apart in age and when they were small they were inseparable. The younger one always wanted to wear what her sister wore and do what […]

Reflections on an ordinary life

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

School goes back this week – my son today and my daughters on Wednesday. Life will slowly get back into the old routine of early mornings, appointments, dance classes after school, keeping the show on the road… My son attends a church school in Zürich. He just started the first year of Secondary school this […]