Sunday, 2 March 2014


Gosh it is hard to believe that a week has gone by since I last wrote.  Summer is now officially over and we are into Autumn. This weekend I have had the house to myself, both Miss B, Mr J and The Scout have been at a water activities camp for their scouting group.  They have just arrived home as I am writing this.

So what did I do this weekend. (Apart from catching up on all the baking and housecleaning that I didn't do during the week).
  • There was some a little paper-piecing with beautiful bright colours from V & Co for the beginning of a swap project - yes I joined another Flickr swap.
  • preparing lots of vegetables for my favourite Harvest Sauce.  I was the very lucky recipient of lots of tomatoes from my neighbours garden - this sauce is great, added to casseroles and pasta.  I have frozen it away in 1/2 cup batches.
  • A little more sewing - adding linen to my paper-piecing.
  • A lovely pile of books - I have two on the go at present - Paris Was The Place and  and some lighthearted chick lit The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte FForbes.  Looking forward to reading and dreaming too, of holidays in Italy with the new Mr & Mrs Smith book.
  • A sewing finish - one lined drawstring bag from this tutorial
Another busy week ahead of me - I guess I'll be back here next weekend.  Have a great week!


  1. I love the V&Co fabrics you've used - I think I got mine the same way as you - as samples. In NZ shops don't seem to sell them as yardage. Pity. Lovely bag - the recipient will be very lucky to get that! Hope you have a good week. :-)

  2. Love the little bag. Such a beautiful combination of brights and a neutral.

  3. Love those triangles, they look wonderful on the bag. Your harvest sauce looks delicious!!

  4. Lovely bag!

  5. I want to make one of those now too! Love it

  6. That sauce looks amazing! You must have wonderful neighbors! I love the fabrics and your little bags!


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