Saturday, October 31, 2009

She sews!

I have not seen my dear friend Faith at a sewing machine since Year 8 Sewing. The teacher, Mrs White who was Irish and had an amazing tongue curling way of saying Bernina.... Believe it or not, I got a D- for my pencil case I was making. She remarked on my report that my sewing way very accurate BUT my time management was very poor. I only got about a third of it done because I was being a perfectionist. I should have been like the boys who had sewing races, making the machines go as fast as humanly possible!
Anyway, Faith, my buddy since our inability to tell the time in Grade 3 (had to sit separately on the floor, far from the rest who were not destined to wear digital watches) we have been best friends. Months and months can go by without a visit or even a chat but when we see each other, it's still the same.
She came up to stay a few days and to my surprise said she's like to make something. We started with a cushion and that is nearly pieced and when we popped in here she actually bought some fabric. After seeing a quilt top attached to canvas as a piece of art in the shop, Faith realised that quilts weren't the only option. It's so exciting to be able to share my passion and my knowledge, as well as a laugh (there were some blocks sewn back to front amongst other learning curves).

I also made a huge pot of spag bol sauce the other day. We had lasagne that night and then next and I've frozen up lots of batches for easy dinners when I'm back at work. There is a meat works in the next town so I can buy premium mince in bulk. It's fun doing the big cook ups too.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY with only 7 entrants so far.... there are big chances of winning. If you've already entered, refer a friend.

Pics won't work today so... there is none.

happy sewing,
Abbe :)


  1. So good to hear you are having so much fun with your school chum.You can post some pics later of the projects you have made together

  2. Well done on getting your friend into sewing. Will look forward to seeing what you have been up to when you can get the pics to work.

    Happy Halloween.

  3. Ah! Don't you love sharing the joy?! PS. I got my first ever C in Textiles. Hated it so much I changed to woodworking...