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Monday, April 9, 2012

Just a little...

Just a little bit of sewing that it.  As expected today was a thin on sewing day.  Hubby and I went off this morning and saw the new movie "The Pirates".  I really enjoyed it - not as much as last night's fabulous "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - but it was funny and clever!  Afterwards we enjoyed a quick lunch before he headed off elsewhere and I headed home to start getting ready to have my nephew over for dinner tonight.  

I did sneak in a little sewing before it was time to put the roast and potatoes in the oven and make the salad- I made five new napkins.  Our old ones are cream ones that I bought and tie dyed about 13 years ago and they look like it too these days.  These are just two layers of fabric stitched, turned and top stitched but they look much cheerier than the faded green ones.  I have seven cut out but only had time to sew the five we needed tonight.  I am planning to stitch up a batch more in different fabrics just for fun!  When I have  a big crowd I can do mix and match!  In case it isn't obvious this one is folded in quarters.
 We had a lovely time catching up with Joel but it wasn't till after he left that I realized that I didn't get a picture of him!  Grrrrr.  I really have to remember the camera more often.  I am so out of practice though as it has been years since the boys willingly let me take a photo of them regularly!

I did squeeze in a little more sewing while hubby drove Joel back to him hotel in the city.  I managed to get all seven labels made - two for Aussie Heroes for quilts I hope to get in the mail this week and five for the quilts we are sending down to the Family of Five!  It feels so good to get them done!
And now I am off to bed - I have to get up in the morning and bake.  The boys are having their haircut and that means I owe the hair dresser payment of muffins and cookies.  I think it will be oat and cranberry cookies and apple muffins.  I will decide in the morning.   After the haircuts and the other errands I have planned while I have the boys in the car I am thinking I might blitz a few pairs of potholders off my list of things to do. But for now, I need sleep.

Till next time..............happy stitching!


  1. have a good nights sleep Jan-Maree.xx

  2. Your napkins are so cheerie------I love using cloth napkins and yours are so pretty.

  3. So glad your visit with your nephew was good. It is always fun to have family over. Love your napkins. They are so much fun to make. I make the same way just love having 2 different fabrics for the front and the back.


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