For me, my life is filled with sewing and making. So it won't be any surprise to you that I intend to sew more next year and to bring you more workshops and classes.
As for my own sewing, this year I have completed (some items started life some time ago) 38 sewing projects, these are 4 quilts; 2 cushion covers; 12 items of clothing; 6 bags; 2 items of kids clothes; 5 sunglasses cases and 7 other miscellaneous items.
But for me it is not the quantity, but the value they bring. I have found that the crafty community are a generous bunch and we tend to make things for other people. Of the 38 items I have made 7 went to other people as presents.
Many of you know that I have had a challenging year, and I am so grateful to you all for sticking by me. Part of my future plans are therefore to get classes back up and running, but this won’t be easy. Due to my ill health I am currently under scrutiny in my day job. I am being monitored for my capability to perform my current roll. This takes time and I need to devote my energies to it. This will mean that my usual Tuesday evening classes will be not, unfortunately be starting in January 2020. But, don’t worry, they will be back and I will let you know in due course.
One thing that has gone from strength to strength and, I for one really enjoy, is the now monthly Sunday Sewcials. These are every third Sunday of the month and are for sitting and sewing. I do not provide tuition on this day, as I will be sewing myself, but help is always available. Due to their popularity, these are now a ticket only event and will be published monthly on Eventbrite. Best thing to do, is to log onto Eventbrite, search for Sewcial Sunday, then like me and choose to have updates when I publish a class.
I am presently seeking alternative places to hold classes and workshops and hope in the near future to bring you tailored classes, hopefully in bag making; patchwork and quilting; soft furnishing; and of course, garment making. Again these tickets will be going on Eventbrite.
I have just one more fact to tell you. In 2019, you bought 15 miles of thread from me. Which is the equivalent of me travelling to Barnsley and back. Thank you so much for your continued support and custom over the last year.
All that is left for me to say is:
May your heart be joy-filled
your life sew-blessed
Life has been pretty hectic and although I am in the middle of two weeks off, nothing seems to be slowing down.
With most people thinking now of Christmas, I had forgotten about it, thinking more of what I could sell on my stall in the spring. Lead times for making things running into months. Hubby was great last week looking after my market stall, but he came back with lots of requests. These included Christmas ribbon, and gifts for Christmas.
I have now duly purchased some ribbon, and made a few Christmassy things. Along side my normal things I have fairy lights, Santa sacks, Christmas bunting, large decorated pinecones and some Christmas trees. Hopefully my stall will look Christmassy tomorrow.
My new van has finally arrived, and I really don’t know how I coped with my small car. Everything fits so much better in larger boxes. Packing and unpacking her is a breeze and she was a really lovely ride over to the coast yesterday.
I am running an offer in December. Anyone buying something from either my market stall or classes will get a discount card for 10% off purchases in January, and February 2018. This excludes the purchases of lessons. So come down to my stall and see some of the wonderful things I have to offer.
Next Years Classes
To see what classes I am running in January through to March pop over to the community page.
Great value 5 lessons for £48.00 You don't have to take them all at once, just as and when you are able to.
Only redeemable for the Tuesday nights.
Why not get them for birthday presents, or drop a hint and get one for your birthday.