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Archive for April, 2012

Bottom in the air….again!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Thank you so much for all your tips and hints on the subject of spray basting. I can see I’m going to have to give it a whirl. Most people seem to swear by the spray for smallish items at least, but several have warned off trying to tackle large ones. I suppose at the […]

The way to a girl’s heart

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

    I love it when my husband goes to the UK on business trips – especially ones like the one this week where he seems to have spent inordinate amounts of time in airports. (You don’t want to know how long it takes to get from Guernsey to Zürich – it would be quicker […]

Sunshine and clouds

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

That’s life, isn’t it? Ups and downs. Highs and lows. Today is extreme for me and I hope you don’t mind if I share. I can’t write about sewing. There’s too much big stuff going on. Well, where to start? The good is that my daughter earned her gymnasium (high school) place for next year […]

To spray or not to spray?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I have a couple of big quilts to baste and because this is a job I REALLY hate, it just isn’t happening. I’ve read in a few places about spray basting – which seems like it could potentially be a dream of a solution. Have any of you tried it? If so, which product did […]

The start of spring

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Today is Sächseleuten, the official start of spring in Zürich. There will be a big parade of all the guilds, in traditional costumes, many on horseback with big decorated floats through Zürich. Local politicians and  dignitaries walk too…a couple of years ago the president was within a yard of where I was standing. No special […]