Hemming and hawing

Yet another year of leaving the preschool teacher's end-of-term gift to the last minute... Hopefully I'll have the finished item to show you this weekend.
I've finally had a couple of full nights' sleep in a row - oh, it feels good! I haven't switched on the sewing machine yet, as I've spent the last couple of evenings hemming maternity trousers for my sister-in-law (the in-laws are visiting). I probably should get around to hemming my own trousers one of these days. It's hard to get motivated to do boring sewing like that, though.
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This will just have to be a flying visit, I'm afraid, but I thought I'd poke my head around the door to let you know I'm still alive. Take care all.

12 comments:

  1. Love the embroidery... very sweet. I'm dreadfully late at these teacher gifts, too. At least she will be very glad not to get 'crapple', which is what one of my teacher friends call the store-bought teacher gift stuff. ha.

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  2. You're embroidery is amazing. Very cute design. I'm always discouraged because 9/10 times, mine looks like a 2nd grader did it.
    Lucky teacher!

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  3. Wow, your sewing is so neat and your design is lovely. Do you mind my asking how you transfer your drawings on to fabric? I've been using one of those pens that fades but I'm so slow at finishing things off that it generally fades before before I get chance to complete anything!

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  4. Your redwork embroidery is so well done - what a nice teacher gift.

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  5. That's so sweet! I'm always inspired when I see multiple talents in one crafty item.
    You did calligraphy, too? England has such a great calligraphy heritage. That, plus all that great chocolate. You guys have all the cool stuff! :)

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  6. Your embroidery is just beautiful! I'm with you on the hemming ... I have 2 pairs of shorts for DH that he's threatening to take to a taylor ... my pride won't let him. If only my motivation would come back so I could actually get them done!

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  7. Beautiful! And thank you for reminding me about teacher's gifts. you are not alone in leaving it to the last minute.

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  8. I love redwork, and what a precious design! Doesn't it feel good to just sit and hand stitch? Can't wait to see the finished product! x

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  9. They look great - reminiscent of the great maternity trousers that you can get from Peacocks in the UK these days. Haste ye back!

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