Friday, 2 March 2018

Snow, Christmas dinner and a finish

It's the beginning of March and I have my second finish of the year. I'm a bit slow again this year but I'm enjoying the sewing I'm managing to fit into my free time. In February I started making a sewing tidy to sit under my machine. In this photo it just needed the binding stitching to the back.

I finished stitching the binding last night and decided to take the photo tonight but due to Christmas I had to put it on the floor to do so. 

When I tried the tidy out it helped reduce the noise from the machine and was so useful for the items I always have around my machine, my ripper out, scissors etc.

The reason I couldn't take the picture on the table was because of the snow. Yes I know that sounds silly but it's true. Let me explain. When my parents were alive we always went to stay with them for Christmas and New Year. My parents lived in a small village in Lincolnshire and most years it would snow whilst we were there. As a result my children's memory of Christmas includes snow. Fast forward to 2018 and the weather in the UK this week,which has caused great excitement in our house since we have snow here in London. When we were sat chatting on Wednesday evening Richard and Lucy both said it was a shame it wasn't Christmas. From there the idea of celebrating Christmas since we had snow grew and so this evening we are having a Christmas dinner. The table has been decorated and we are having a vegetarian roast dinner with all the trimmings. It's almost cooked and smells delicious.  I just have time to finish this post before it will be ready to serve.

As for the snow, well it has been very exciting however the wind chill has been awful and takes your breath away when you go outside. Scamp loves going outside and rolling in the snow whilst Picasso just keeps hoping it will all go away soon. It's supposed to start thawing out on Sunday so he'll be happy but it has been fun to see some snow again.

I'm linking this post with  Amanda Jane from Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday Pop over and see what's been finished in blogland this week.



  1. I read about your snow in the newspaper. What fun! What a great idea to celebrate Christmas anyway.

  2. I just made a Quilted Bowl out of the same fabrics as your sweet Machine Mat. Congrats on a lovely finish!!