Thursday, 21 June 2018

Things Here Lately








  • Not much in the way of flowers in my winter garden at present - however these little cyclamen always appear and always charm me.
  • Gosh this book was a wonderful read.  Very topical as it is about a mass shooting in an American school, but told from a child's perspective as to how he and his family deal with the aftermath.  Have tissues handy though.
  • More sewing - this time a dolman top in a lovely merino.  I made the medium.  As the pattern had short sleeves I had to draft longer ones, however, because I made them slightly too narrow I wasn't able to cuff them as they wouldn't fit over the arm of  my machine. I want to make this again, so next time will widen the sleeves slightly and decrease the neck line. Free Pattern from Cation Designs.
  • I took Miss B and Mr J to see the Bodyworlds Vital exhibition currently showing in Auckland.  Well worth a visit, we all learnt a lot.
I'm off to go and sit in front off the fire now, with a pile of new magazines which turned up in the post today. 

7 comments:

  1. Cyclamen in your garden, wow, it’s an indoor plant here! Love your top! The fire and some new magazines sound lik a plan!

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  2. Beautiful top Julie...love the cyclamen, I ahve some here ut the have not come up this year.

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  3. I'm wondering what your normal coldest temp is there. The Cyclamen is lovely. When I had indoor plants, I had a couple of them. They are so pretty.
    xx, Carol

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  4. So, off I went to Google Auckland and find out about the city where you live. I think I would like it there!!
    xx, Carol

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  5. I am sad about Sew Stitch Snap Share disappearing, but I understand completely. I am having a hard time accepting that blogs are less active than they used to be. Perhaps I will have to get an instagram account as well like you did, but blogging will always be my favorite.

    I just love your flowers and your top. I wish I loved to sew clothes, but I am lacking knowledge to do a good job. After sewing quilts for so many years, any fabric that stretches makes me crazy.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your cyclamen photos, beautiful.
    Your top looks good and that's the fun of projects, experimenting, making a few different versions etc.
    You just get better as you go.

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  7. Can you sew a new top for me? I just love them all. :-)
    I had two cyclamen, and killed them both. Very sad about it too. What do I do wrong?
    We bought some apples today from NZ, I smiled and thought of you.

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