It was lovely to get the sewing machine out today and start stitching again, quite liberating. And having delved into the big box of material that a friend gave me a few years ago I have found the perfect 'no-scrunch' fabric, which doesn't gather when it is free-machine-stitched.
I had to have a little jaunt to John Lewis this afternoon, (no, not to go and gaze at the sofa-bed whispering 'you will be mine') but to try to find some more fabric. I got a bit side-tracked by the amazing range they have, wondering which would look nice in our house, but I soon made it back home, without spending too much money!
I couldn't help picking up a bargain in The Works, where I found Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' for £1.99. I have vowed to read all of her books after seeing a chic-flick about a Jane Austen book club (not an amazing film, but it piqued my interest nevertheless). SO maybe this will be the year I get a bit more cultured and read some of the old classics.
Anyway, I;m back off to poppyland to see what this new fabric stitches like.....