A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rain at last...

We finally have rain and the grass can begin to grow again.  It has been a long hot drought and even our cows are glad to see the rain, running around like mad things in the rain. We are hoping that we will have some more warm weather before the frosts begin so the grass will put on some good growth.  We spent the morning out in the paddocks mushrooming, enjoying the rain and picking beautiful field mushrooms which seem to love a drought. Once home and dry, I peeled and fried these beauties for mushrooms on toast for lunch.

I have spent the rest of the day looking at sewing rooms on the net - I have a mess from sorting out the stash and notions.  The plan is to consolidate to one area (3 rooms at present) which will make everything easier to locate and use when I sew.  A favourite was Karen's Sewing Room from her blog Sew Many Ways

I love the way she has repurposed things to make such a wonderful room.  Unfortunately I do not have the space available but I got lots of good ideas from her posts about her room.  I have lots of handme down furniture which I now will set to and paint.  

At the same time I am destashing, as it has got out of hand.  I have found that it has become easier to get more fabric than search through all the bins if I want to sew.  I have put aside some pieces to offer as giveaways in the month of May -  so watch this space for some vintage, some famous (TV series) and just plain fabulous fabric.

Just a hint of what I have listed for sale.


  1. Glad to see the rain there. I have a very simple and inexpensive sewing room arrangement that has worked for me that maximizes space and efficiency. I have a tile floor and used to have a pine floor in the previous house. Carpet is dangerous for pins to hide. When I get a break from spring gardening I should take some photos of my current set-up, and do a blog post.

  2. Terri I will look forward to reading about your sewing set up.