Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hello my dear friends.  Well here I am again.  I can't believe it is March already and the equinox signalling the beginning of Autumn is in 18 days time.  After the summer we have had here in the West, I must say I am certainly looking forward to the changing season.
  I have been busy with my new job and finally the training has finished ... not that I feel much more knowledgeable than I did 4 weeks ago, but hopefully something has gone in :)
   I have just started a TAFE course doing soft furnishings. The course is fairly basic and a lot of the girls have never even used a sewing machine before, but there are a few things that I want to learn which is why I am doing it. I must say that using commercial machines is a real treat.  Just hoping it doesn't ruin me for my little Janome.  We get to use power tools also, which, with my history and ability with tools should be hilarious and very entertaining for my fellow students, but who knows, I just might master the skill with the correct tuition.  Only time will tell and I will keep you informed of my progress ... or lack thereof!!!!!  I am looking forward to learning how to make pelmets which is one of our projects. I will post pics of the different things I make. 
  I have finally finished the pot holder I made for my swap partner on the forum I belong to.  It took 3 times longer than it should, but it was my first attempt at this design (thats my excuse) and I found it more difficult than I thought I would.  I know! I know! it's only a pot holder but this is me we are talking about here. Anyhoo, I will post a pic soon.
  My daughter is off to a Disney show this Sunday, and she wants to go as Alice in Wonderland so I am currently making her an Alice apron ... another first.  Fortunately she has a dress that is Alice-ish because having to make one of those is way past my skill level.  I will post a pic of that when I have finished it.
  Anyway, I will hopefully get in here more regularly from now on so I wont have to write a book to keep you updated on the projects I am working on.

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