The season, and our holidays, are slowly coming to an end. Last week we were swimming, this week logs of wood have crept into the cottage and the fire is roaring. We are all rugged up in ugg boots and sweaters and finding cosy things to do. I kinda like it.
I have been waiting for the day when I could teach the girls how to sew. Piper has been asking to use my sewing machine for awhile now but I am not quite ready to share. This is the perfect place to learn how, by hand anyway. It reminds me of my summers on the screen porch at our cottage. learning to sew and knit.
I gave Rowen a piece of plastic mesh so she could give it a go as well. I have to admit that there was more arguing than sewing, but in the end she was very happy with what she had accomplished.
I am going to miss lying around the place with my family, making and chatting. Did you know that it is bad luck to baste fabric with yellow or green thread? Just one of things I learnt yesterday along with the fact that my mum won an Oscar! Well, sort of. She worked on the movie The Young Winston in 1972 while working at Berman's as an apprentice seamstress. Among other costumes, she worked on this blue dress.
It won that year for best costumes. How did I not know that?? She is full of surprises.