We are very fortunate that Miss PR has had the same, delightful group of friends for years now. They all tend to go to one another's parties, and I try to make most of their presents. Rumour has it that the recipient of a fabric covered notebook last month was a bit disappointed when she saw the parcel, assumed it was a novel, and said sadly to her mother that I normally make her something, but clearly hadn't. Apparently she was then thrilled to find her gift inside, which made me very happy! Nice to know the effort is appreciated.
What I'm less good at, is keeping a record. Over the years, the girls have had bags, cushions, and notebooks, but I'm not sure who's had what! So, time for a new idea, and with four to make, something speedy...
These little patchwork pouches were easy to whip together, and also gave me some practice with zips ;-) With hindsight, I shouldn't have sent the first one off as a thank you to Catherine, as subsequent ones have been much better made. Oh well, crafty people often just love to have something handmade, and we are always more critical of ourselves!
The fourth one, hot off the sewing machine, is a larger version, and
could almost be used for a sewing project bag. No doubt the girls will
find a use for them!
My new job has been thoroughly enjoyable, though with plenty to keep me busy. Only a few weeks' into it, I had to read the prayers at our local cathedral, on behalf of the charity. Gulp. In front of the mayor, tons of dignitaries, and lots of people with medals and awards. No pressure then! I decided to buy a new jacket, and went for a plain grey, textured one, which can be worn with all sorts of other things. Up against all those medals though, I did feel a bit plain... All sorted for next time though, I splashed out on one of Beth's beautiful brooches, which happens to be in our charity colours :-)
Miss PR and I had a lovely few days in York last week, being very cultured and enjoying the museums. It's nice to be home though, especially with the colder weather kicking in. I also have an exciting new project to look forward to, another charm swap, but this time low volume, something I've been wanting to get into for ages. I read about it here, and faster than a speeding sewing machine, not only joined up, but messaged a few friends who leapt in too! That will make it all the more fun, to see what everyone makes with their fabrics.
Have a great week!