Thursday 27 June 2013

Oops Missed a Day, The Big Reveal.

I was just a touch busy yesterday, Marina was having an off day so I spent time with her just chatting and listening to a little music and making plans for some time out together next week, providing that she feels up to it.

A big welcome to my new followers and a big hello to all you readers where ever you may be, you must realise that I like to ramble on so why not leave a comment that I can reply to.

I have got some sewing done today and these are the results.

I am slowly working my way through the smaller scraps, but the boxes still seem as full as ever.

This is my scrap project from the last post

A nice roomy tote bag, I still have to decide on a lining fabric and will put 2 pockets inside. Finished it will measure 12" tall by 11" wide by 5" deep, the handles are long enough to loop over the shoulder. I hate juggling bag, car keys and hand bag I end up dropping something.

I aim to make a stack of scrappy things, I am sure that I will find a home for them, I can not be the only one to like bright, happy colours.

I have done a great deal of thinking over the past few days and a few things have floated to the surface.

I do too much in the house, partly my own fault, I am a control freak and like things done "my way".
I must delegate and ignore the mess that others create and then leave. I must start to give  my needs priority some of the time and I need to call a family conference to discuss all of this, and put new practices in place.

It will be difficult as we are all over the place this weekend,  at most points one of is at work or on a pre-arranged mission. But it will happen.

Reasons to be grateful

1. Marina feeling much better today.

2. The flowers in my garden, attracting bees and butterflies.

3. The very pretty bag that I received today { more about that another day}

4. Bertie, for being such a character.

5. The gentle rain that is watering my garden.

That is all I have time for    TTFN    Pam


  1. Love the tote bag Pam. I keep promising myself I am going to sit down and make some myself to sell to raise funds for the Dog Rescue centre where we got our lovely dogs from. You have inspired me to start this weekend. Debbie x

    1. Now that is an idea, all of my dogs except Bertie have come from what is now Dog's Trust. i will have to give my nearest branch a call.

  2. Well done you, a lovely bag. I wish I was as creative as you.

    1. Thank you, I quite like it. I just like to make things and if I bake I also eat, sewing it is.

  3. I would never have guessed..........a tote bag, and a very pretty colourful tote bag at that.

    I find it hard to delegate household jobs too............I can be a bit territorial about the household chores ..............then again maybe I'm just a bit of a control freak who loves her ironing board far too much, lol.
    kim x

    1. I am working on the delegate bit. Francesca and I had a quick chat last night and she is taking over the bathroom, stairs and landing. She does any ironing that I do not get around to plus she irons all her work wear.

  4. Lovely bag Pam. You certainly won't be hard to miss if you're carrying that around with you. Like you, I can't stand having to juggle things around,so I have my keys on a short dog chain which I clip to one of my bag straps and just drop them in my bag and then fish them out when I need them. No more hunting through the junk in my bag when I get bake to the car,just pull on the chain et voila! Simples.

    1. I am off to buy a chain for my bag, I used to have a fabric thingy to hang round my neck, hang being the appropriate word. I was whizzing round Matalan and got tangled up in a display and pulled the whole lot over and choked myself in the process.


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