Monday, 30 May 2011

A Nice Break

A Nice Break
We had a nice break in Suffolk last week visiting our Daughter. We stayed in a static caravan this time, the site was very relaxing with no facilities like swimming pools or entertainment, the only sounds we could hear besides other people coming and going were the birds and we could sit and look out at lots of rabbits hopping around but we usually stay in hotels and after a couple of days it sank in that we were not getting room service whilst we were out and so thought we had better start cleaning up a bit.

I have a bear fair looming in a couple of weeks so had to take some bears to sew up so it was just as well there was no entertainment on site, despite a few days out in the shopping malls and a few meals out in the evenings, I got quite a lot done and now just need to accessorize the bears ready to take to the show.

We would think about staying there again, we came home feeling a lot fitter than we usually do as we didn't seem to over eat like we do in hotels as really it was just like being at home, also our Daughter is a Dance Teacher and I joined in some of the early evening classes, besides all the kids classes, she runs 2 Zumba classes and 2 tap dancing classes for adults, I really enjoyed the Zumba.... hadn't tried it before and thinking of finding a class near home now to keep it up.

I haven't any holiday pictures from Suffolk to show as I didn't take any because we have been so many times to the area now but I will leave you with a picture of Chip, a miniature 3.5 inch commission bear just finished for a lovely lady.

Take care

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Machine's Galore

Machines Galore

I just thought I would introduce my latest baby, who is taking a lot of my time up at the moment, it's a Singer 99K, really old but working beautifully, I have developed a real obsession with buying sewing machines of late, there are now 5 living with me and I don't have the room. I now have a Singer 201K (also vintage), an Elna Club Computer, a Bernina Virtuosa and a Bernette (the baby Bernina), now this new Singer 99K, I don't need all these machines and this will have to stop I know but I do have my eye on an old vintage Bernina (just like the one I used at school years ago) and I think I may now have to use the "one out, one in" method and part with one before getting this new Bernina so that I stick with 5 and no more! It is interesting just how different they all are. I should be making bears as I have a fair looming in 3 weeks time but I am playing at making curtains/cushions, taking up new jeans, making boot cut jeans into straight leg jeans etc. and enjoying seeing what the different feet will do. However, I do have some new bears finished and just waiting for their accessories.. must put the machine away for a while soon and finish the bears. Will show some pictures in just over a week's time hopefully.

Have a happy week