Thursday, 1 April 2010

Ahhh, the serenity.

Taking advantage of the Easter long weekend and grabbing a couple of extra days off was a stroke of genius, if I do say so myself.

On Wednesday, a friend and I drove to Bundanoon to spend a pleasant, mid-week day stitching. It was a damp day in the Highlands. Perfect for sitting and sipping coffee and talking and creating little grub roses and French knots.

Thursday gave me a day at home to do anything at all. I decided to search the 'mending' pile for items that had the potential to increase my wardrobe. Even though I tend to put it off, I do have a strange love of mending and repairing. It's like getting new clothes without having to buy them. I sewed up hems on skirts and jeans (sister, take note!), discovering how to use the twin needle on my machine. I repaired some loose lace on a top. And lo and behold: new clothes.

I did a little bit of knitting.
And the long weekend is only just beginning. Ahhh.


Kel said...

I have some clothes that need alteration as well, but I'm more keen to get going on my second sampler quilt. :) You've inspired me on the clothes front though.

Really keen to start the socks as well. :)

P.S. GREAT idea taking a few extra days off! :)

Michelle said...

I'm taking my extra 2 days off at the end of Easter. Can't wait. I'm already feeling the serenity of 6 days off with only one obligation. Ahhh.

Sounds like you have had a good start!

Hashi said...

Wonderful. I'd love to see the 'new' clothes.