Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today I am grateful for. . . . . a trip to mum's

It's been such a long time since I visited my mum. We see a lot of each other, but it's usually mum coming to the farm and filling our freezer and tummies with scrumptious food. I treasure her regular visits, they enable me to catch my breath and some lost sleep.

It's not the same as visiting my haven though. There's nothing like a week away from all the hustle and bustle and responsibilities. A whole week to relax, read books, cook, shop and, this time, start a new hobby.

My mum is a brilliant seamstress, and one of my greatest regrets is failing to learn her craft before I left home. My desire to sew has become very strong since I joined the blogging world. I realise that I miss the enjoyment of making beautiful things by hand, which used to be a big part of my life growing up.

Mum and I have been excitedly planning our week, which will include purchasing a new sewing machine, some gorgeous fabrics and bringing out all the old patterns that have become mum's treasures.

I'm so very excited, and can't wait for the moment I finish my very first sewing project. I wonder what it will be?

I hope that you too had a week to be grateful for. I am playing along with Maxabella Loves, come along and join in the fun!

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My image of the beautiful antique sewing machine is from here 


  1. Have fun! I look forward to seeing what you create - you'll have to share some pictures.

  2. Sounds fab! I wish I could sew and craft. There are some who can. The rest of us ogle! x

  3. Have a great time!! How lovely - you're making me miss my Mum - trip north soon!! :)

    Our little package arrived yesterday! Thank you so much from all of us :)

  4. Oh my what fun you will have creating...and having access to vintage patterns at that. I scour the op shops for such patterns and now have a nice little collection.
    Can't wait to see what you make :)

  5. Thank you girls! I do hope I inherited my mum's flair for sewing, or it could be a shortlived hobby, ha ha. I think my first project will be a cute little pinafore for Mathilda, made from vibrant red corduroy :) I can't wait.

    Tammi, oh you should see some of the divine patterns! My favourite is a classic A line dress with bolero from the 1960's.

  6. Oh very exciting! I've got some lovely patterns that are very easy to follow and make for little girls if you are interested?

    I can't wait to see photos of your beautiful creations and gorgeous fabrics x

  7. That would be wonderful Tan, thank you!!

  8. Thank you for your uplifting comment on my blog. You are too kind!! & yes visiting with my Mum is a fav thing to do too XO


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