Thursday, 20 October 2005

Asewing machine,agirls best friend

Hello again,Maurice has gone fishing today with ,sister Jeans husband Pete,(it is so nice they get on so well together)I have the whole day to get some jobs done,thought I would go through my wardrobe,today put the summer cloths away into a suitcase in the cupboard in the hall,it contains winter ones at the moment ,but change over time is here I think.   So now you know what the pictures of skirts ,are doing there!These are some of the ones Ive made,I bought a pattern,last May from John Lewis,Macalls patterns were reduced,to half price on a pro mo I paid £3.50 for this one.I discovered some lovely materials on the market,for £1 a metre.So these summer skirts have been costing less than a fiver each ,with the exception of the the green one ,thats the embroidered green cord I told you about was more expensive but so much cheaper than the shops.           Yes ,since I retired I rediscovered my sewing machine,I made the bed head you saw at the back of the bed ,that Scooby sleeps on in our absence !! I also enjoy knitting and made a poncho in very heavy wool and telegraph poles,instead of needles(slight exageration) ,that made my wrists ache so was pleased to complete that, I make cardys to go with my skirts ,and have made some little jackets for baby Keira .I think I inherit my creative streak from my Granny,my Dads Mum.Yes I enjoy creating ,even if its only havoc !!!!! So now Im off to creat  a void in the ironing basket!!UGH .

         Hope your day is creative folks   with love Jan xx 

16 comments:

jaymact1 said...

Good Morning Jan, you are a clever girl   it's lovely to have a hobby when you are retired.  I can't knit very much now but used to do a great deal but it hurt my bcck now.  Never been very good a dressmaking my Mum did all that for me.  I have my Birdwatching which takes up my time but non getting out much just now as you will have read we are decorating wish it was finished. mush go now and lend a hand.  Love joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Morning Jan, Yes I agree with previous comment - you are a clever girl....you are right about putting the Summer clothes away....Because by the look of the weather today Summer has definitely gone....It is nice that Maurice and Pete get on well together - Nice to have company on fishing trips.....Enjoy your ironing - I'm just off to do the Hoovering (where's Barney!!!!) dont know - but he will appear from nowhere when I touch the hoover.....Have a lovely day...Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan, I love your skirts, you're very clever! I've knitted on telegraph poles too, my wrists have never been the same since!! Hope Maurice and Pete have a good day fishing. Jeannette.

aniracj said...

Were they the same telegraph poles I used to make a jumper with a few years ago? They were heavy weren't they!!!LOL!

jeanno43 said...

I have used those telegraph poles, cannot knit like I used to, makes my wrists ache. You are clever,  I never could get the hang of sewing, somehow it was just not my thing but I wish I could. Sewing a button on is about all I can manage. Yes, Jan,you are still on the map, you are the fourth from the top. Can see you quite clearly. xxxxx

wobblymoo said...

Wish I was creative lol, enjoy your day creating whatever you want to :

icklemisssexpot said...

I can knit but always much prefered to crochet...I have a sewing machine but not used it except for repairs for ages...I did make stuff for the kids when they were younger...Want to come make a hole in my ironing mountain once yer done LOL.......Caff xxx

madcobug said...

You made some pretty things. I used to do all my sewing when the children were at home. Since then I have lost all desire to sew. About all I do now is hem Ken's jeans when he get new ones as his size in in between what you can buy already hemmed so I cut the original hem off & turn it up another hem length. Have fun sorting through you clothes today while I clean our bathrooms LOL. Helen

nedmoh said...

All your skirts look lovely laid out, as long as Ive known you (and thats been all my life) you have always been able to make and sew nice things and to follow fashion.Where did I miss out on being creative!  Hope the men are catching some fish, the weather is lovely and sunny for them ,different to yesterday..... Love Jeanxx

lsfp1960 said...

Jan, nice skirts...I was happy when I moved here, after 20 years I finally had room to put my sewing maching together..the head into the beautiful maple cabinet.  About the only sewing I've done is years is to mend things and make baby bibs.  I used to sew more but never did like anything I made for myself.  I took all the sewing in high school, that I could...even made a coat.  But, it seems for right now those days have pasted.
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jmoqueen said...

Looks like your very talented and very creative :-)

woodsey2 said...

I have a sewing machine that has not seen the light of day for years LOL.... well done on making things, saves you loads of money like you say

Jo xxx

thefaircolleen said...

Lovely skirts those Jan. . .you are very creative. Enjoy the ironing LOL.

irisclyde said...

I used to knit and sew but don't have much time or patience these days, apart from taking the odd hem up! I used to find knitting very soothing.
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gaboatman said...

Jan
You have a real talent with that sewing machine.  A practical talent at that.  I admire your work and applaud your efforts.
Sam

thefaircolleen said...

hope you have a nice time with sister Jean tomorrow! She sounds ever so nice.