Monday, 26 October 2009

Show and Tell Monday

A busy week and reasonably productive, the weather has not been good but this is the perfect weather to sew, tucked up inside my home warm and cosy, music in the background, just perfect.

Flower Pot Snowman

Scented Silk Flower Cones

Embroidered Flannels

Stitching mice this week both for Christmas and not and trying to sort through MIL's attic, dread to think what we may find, also going to have a go and beading baubles for the tree.

If you are an avid fan of Jane Austen check out the blog for the Writer in Residence, a taste of Hampshire Heritage.

A mini history lesson for my American Friends:

British Summer Time

I have mentioned about us turning our clocks back and I know may seem a bit odd but we have been changing our clocks forwards and backwards in the UK since 1916. It's all to do with saving the hours of daylight, and was started by a man called William Willett, a London builder, who lived in Petts Wood in Kent .

William Willett first proposed the idea of British Summer Time in 1907 in a pamphlet entitled 'The Waste of Daylight'. Willett had noticed that the summer mornings light was wasted while people slept, and that the time would be better utilised in the afternoon by putting the clocks forward. After campaigning for years the British Government finally adopted the system a year after Willett's death.

At 1 am (01:00) GMT on the last Sunday in March we move our clocks forward by one hour for the start of British Summer Time.

Summer time is from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.

At 2 am (01:00) GMT on the last Sunday in October, clocks move back by one hour for the end of British Summer Time.

I hope this makes sense and is just one of of the odd things us Brits do over this side of the pond.

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Monday, 19 October 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Cold and chilly here this week but when the sun does come out it is beautiful. Heating on, casserole days, with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire, just the sort of weather to catch up on some reading. Halt!! hold that thought these are my dreams because I have been stitching like mad, made two Christmas wall hangings this week then had to stop as got an order for 36 gym bags. The latter is guaranteed money so needs must.

Onto the wall hangings Santa and friend

followed by Frosty the snowman.

Had to buy a new phone this week and it is pink! just love it and being the big kid I am have got the 24 ctu ringtone on it, of course my sister had to have the same!

Gym bags finished and corded no this week, snowmen in flower post, scented cones, leaf and flower bracelets and anything else I have the time to make.

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Monday, 5 October 2009

Show and Tell Monday

A hectic week but with the dull weather on Saturday had a wonderful day creating:

Matinee jackets depicting a snowman, 'Let it Snow' and snowflakes on the back.

**Update the boy (blue) jacket has been sold already and have an order for a lemon one, will have to make some more of these.

Then on to 'Fairy Dream' tidy bags, with a pocket on the front.

Could not waste any fabric, just enough left to make a 'Fairy Dreams' rose scented sachet with a fairy charm.

On a roll now so off to do some more sewing this week, now what will that be?

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