TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT ONE MORE TIME.....
(RIP Glenn Frey)
Short and snappy, that's me today!
I've finally been sewing again! Thought I'd better get my a*&e in gear and actually make the things promised for the Greyhound Charity. And have come to the end of that Scotty fabric. Blimey, that's the end of another era. So, there's a patchwork tote, a Bag for Life that can be folded up and shoved in a handbag and I'm using the final scraps to make a couple of make up bags :-)
Sewing the handles on - I do a square of stitches then a cross through the centre. It reinforces the handles and makes it surprisingly sturdy.
The finished patchwork tote. It turned out quite well. You can see that I shove lots of things under my desk out of the way, wadding, stuffing, cushion pads. Out of sight, out of mind!
It's funny how things happen, isn't it? Julia and I were reminiscing about Janet Fairythoughts over coffee on Monday. And then on Tuesday, an email from Anne, Janet's friend came through:
I hope you don't mind me contacting you. I am an old friend of Janet's. I will be doing a Tandem SkyDive on 16th April with Janet's daughter Lucy and Jane, another of Janet's friends. We are using our jump as an opportunity to try to raise some money in Janet's memory for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice, who looked after her so well in the last few weeks of her life.
Janet had told me about her lovely blog friends and WOYWW, Were you one of the two ladies who came to her funeral as well? The words read out from her blogging friends were a wonderful tribute. I wondered if you would be willing to circulate our JustGiving Page link to some of Janet's circle of blogging friends?
Forgive me if you think this is in any way intrusive!
very kind regards
I emailed back and told Anne that I'd be very happy to post the link and mentioned that Janet was a huge part of our lives too - meeting her (virtually) every week for a few years and in person too. We haven't forgotten her. Donate if you can/want to - the Hospice cared for Janet for the last few weeks of her life.
We don't always say it but I cherish the friendships made through WOYWW. Thank you for being such a lovely and supportive bunch :-)