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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of four who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Monday, 26 November 2007


I had someone comment on my last post saying that my sewing machine must have been working overtime last week! Yes! It was. And this week, as a result, my sewing room is a huge mess! I gave up tidying to continue sewing! So today was a day of consolidation. I spent most of the day trying to restore order to my sewing room. Order feels so good. As I begin to put things in order I start to feel happier. It makes me want to sort through all my cupboards and establish order everywhere! So why do I let it get a mess? I don't know, but I do. All the time!!!

This is the pattern I used to make Mrs 23's nightie. I made a long version of view 3, without the elastic in the sleeves. I don't know where I got the pattern from. I collect patterns. Yes, I do love them. Especially patterns with fashions that are very dated! It's like a window on a world that doesn't exist any more. I especially love the patterns that my Mum used to make clothes for me. They bring back so many memories. But the main reason I collect patterns is because they are such a wonderful resource! These days they cost so much! If you can buy them from op-shops they are so much cheaper! I love it when the sales assistant is not a sewer. Even if the patterns are marked at $2 they will sell them to you for 50 cents, because they see no value in the pattern. I also have friends who regularly cull their pattern collections and give them to me. So, I have a cupboard full to choose from!!!


dutchcomfort said...

You make a mess (Ilike I do) because cleaning up gives such a wonderful satisfied feeling!

Kate said...

I agree - order does feel good, I wish it happened more!