Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Oh pretty

Now they are really skaters
with a cute bird joining in
 I am now going to stitch her scarf, hair and then their faces
 I have been shopping again, but this is the last lot for a while
These we £32 each, but Hobbycraft had a 3 for 2 sale on
makes far better value for money
 These can be used for so many different cards,
mix and match
I love the fine detail on each.
It's another gloomy day here, so no time in the garden, it's not too cold, but I do like to see the sunshine. I have been on mummy duty this morning, I have been to Su's house and pinned up her new curtains, I will leave them for a week and then go back and stitch them. Hubby has been playing golf this morning, his singles match, which he lost on hole 19, a very close match, and loads of what if's.

I have done more on 2014, I am working on August, it's nice to have time to get things done.
I was listening to a podcast whilst doing the curtains, and heard " you are not the same person as you were a year ago, or 10 years, and not the same as last week" the point being made was every thing we experience changes us. I thought this a really good statement, because as I work on my book and read last years post, I can see how I have changed. When I started my blog, it was sewing, gardening and my family, today it's much the same but my outlook has changed for simpler life. Could it be I have grown to another level in my life, having children changes us and then grand children also changes us, but being aware of the wider world also impacts on our outlooks. I have changed the most in the last few years, having my tussle with cancer in 2010, opened my eyes our commercial world, and reading like minded blogs fuels this desire to opt off the mad fast world in which we live in, and find a simple life to suit hubby and myself.


  1. that is a good statement to keep in mind, your skaters are looking great, are those the tattered lace dies, dies have come on a long way in the past few years I still have dies I bought 15 years ago but there are such basic shapes compared to the ones today, and like you say they last for ever :-)

  2. Your skaters are really coming along now. I do think that having health problems changes us. It was fifteen years ago now when I had cancer and it made me appreciate life for what it is and made me realise how fragile it is too.

  3. Great stitching! I agree with you about the simple life....lets hope we can all find it.

  4. Totally with you in wishing for a simpler life, good luck with your journey. Hopefully we can both get our wish x

  5. I agree, we live a fairly simple but very happy life. Your skaters are so cute and very cheerful looking!

  6. That little bird is adorable Marlene.


  7. Those skaters are so cute and I love their little bird friend.

  8. Just to let you know that I have nominated you for an award, the details are on my blog. Please don't feel under any pressure to accept, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog.

  9. Oop they are gorgeous x am here from 'Mum's blog

  10. I think we all like to have a simpler life as we get older, some things just don't seem important anymore. Its about spending time with those you love and doing things that make you happy.
    Skaters are looking really wonderful.

  11. I think the simple life comes to a lot of us - maybe its when you reach a certain age and feel that you've been there before, seen it, etc - I know that's how I feel. Love the sewing. There is something quite special about Scandinavian and German patterns.



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