I love sewing, as a child I always used mum's scraps to make dolls clothes, and when I started sewing lessons at senior school, and used my 1st sewing machine I was hooked. My mum never owned a sewing machine, she always stitched by hand, I got my 1st sewing machine in my late teens. I watched my mum hand make cover for our furniture, just draping cutting and sewing, she made our summer clothes by sizing up the garment, it's a skill she passed to me. I have always owned a sewing machine, for years I made my own clothes, and when our girls were younger I made all their clothes. I have altered wedding dresses, I have also made dresses for many brides, including both daughters, countless bridesmaids dresses and waist coats for little people. I am at my happiest sat in front of my machine making things, sadly clothes are so cheap and fabric so expensive, I don't make myself much these days.
I've been home alone for a few days, hubby is back later today, so I am having a fun me time, I have nothing to do outside, the tomato and cucumber plants are now in their bigger pots, they will both stay in the greenhouse this year. I have some houseplants babies I have separated and made new plants. Housework is done, I've also done the ironing this week, so it's been me time, reading, sewing and eating loads of my type of foods, lazy days.