Monday, 19 October 2009

This and that



The other weekend we went for a lovely bike ride around Hayling Island. There's a very good cycle track along the beach and along the way I found this wonderful Sea Holly.



I liked it so much that I did a copy in sepia (in the camera), I was quite pleased with the way it came out.



On the way round we saw this wonderful charred log, it was a pity someone had set light to it, but then there wouldn't have been this lovely texture.



We stayed for the day and were treated to this lovely sunset, anyone who knows the area will recognise the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth in the distance.

It was a lovely day, but we certainly knew we were out of cycling practice the next day.



With the sudden onset of cold weather I've decided to make my socks a priority, and have sucessfully turned the heel on the first one, hooray!!!!!

Likewise my jacket seems to be a good idea too, it'll be a long project though, I've jut got to page 3 of 10 pages of instructions.



The interfacing's in and the darts successfully negotiated.



The lapels have been pad stitched and the roll line set to make them roll back. I was very impressed with the pattern instructions, it even told you to pad stitch the conners of the lapelsin a different direction and size so they turned into the body of the jacket. Hmmm!!!!!! clever.

Finally, and unbelievably it was my second blog B/day yesterday, I can't beleive I've been blogging for 2 years. It's been really great, I've learned so much from everyone and had such wonderful support, thank you all so much.

I'm going to start making patchwork packs of the lovely fabrics that my DD1 uses for her Connecta baby carriers and put them up for sale on my Etsy shop, so if anyone would like a pre sale pack just put a comment here and I'll put your name in the hat for my blog b/day. I'll draw it on Friday.

5 comments:

Doreen G said...

Love the sea holly photo Sharon.
Can I go in the hat please--well my name that is-not me.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely pictures of the seaside.
And I'm impressed with the jacket. It looks so difficult to sew!

Julie said...

Happy blog birthday Sharon. I missed mine back in June. It's been a great adventure hasn't it?

I am in awe of your jacket! I only ever did the most basic of dressmaking at school. Not my forte.

I shall be looking out for your fabric packs on Etsy so I'd love to go in your draw, please.

Gina said...

The sea holly picture is fab! Happy blog birthday Sharon.

Laura said...

Happy blog-birthday from me too, Sharon. I'm very impressed with your daughter's website - she obviously got her talents from her mom!