I was asked the other day why I don’t put all exciting things into my blog – I had to stop for a while and think (not an easy task). I thought I did but this customer/friend reminded me of a few things that have happened here at By Hoki that I haven’t posted about, so during this post I’ll try to correct that (OK Connie?) *wink*.
OK, starting backwards and because I want to try and remember all sewing completions for OPAM we will start there.
This little darling is ‘Fern’, she is the latest doll I have made and I have been well and truly bitten by the ‘Tilda’ bug while making her. To begin with I thought she could go for sale in the shop but now she has a home in my sewing cave and that is where she will stay.
With T.V. programmes being rubbish lately I have really got stuck into stitcheries, well I have to really as my Wednesday ladies are really into them. Anyway I found this image and with a few changes I stitched it in red. It’s such a shame that I’m no photographer otherwise I would know how to avoid reflections showing up in shots.
Mostly over the last couple of weeks I have been sewing clothes – I know, shocking isn’t it? To begin with I struggled with trying to stick to the 5/8” seam but after the third or fourth garment I had it sussed. So here are my efforts:
Now all of that lot is out of the way I can get back to more important things like patchwork and quilting, but what a great start for my OPAM year.
My last bit of news happened some time ago and although I shared it on FB I didn’t post about it here so Connie tells me. Way back in December I got awarded the NZDFM. In a former life I was a medic in the RNZAF and the medal is a result of my time then. I remember when I got it I felt so special, now the medal is tucked up in its case waiting for the next dawn service I attend where I will wear it with pride.
Have a wonderful week