Wednesday, 8 September 2010


I have been preparing for my sewing class session this afternoon.  I am going to teach them how to make yoyos.  I've made a clip to show them what they can be used for.  I have a couple of other examples too, yesterday's stocking included. 

I have made a double batch of lemon cordial and managed to spill some of it down the cupboards and all over the floor.  Nice and sticky I can assure you!   Dont' you just love it when that happens?

I have stitched a new pincushion from a book I was looking through at the bookshop yesterday.  Bit naughty really, but it was pretty easy to remember what to do.  I think it looks like a strawberry so maybe I'll make another one in suitable colours and add a few leaves.  I think I may need a larger pair of scissors too!  But a cute gift.

I think I overdid the ribbons on the back!!!  Looks pretty messy and actually quite awful.  Never mind, we learn from making mistakes don't we?  The one in the book looked lovely.

I have been emailing my sister in law about the earthquake in Christchurch.  They had another big jolt this morning as I was making the lunches.  Apparently it was a very similar feeling to the first big one, even though it was much smaller.  A different area moved so I guess it was new ground being torn apart.  The original fault line that moved wasn't even known about.  The ground has a scar 22km long across the countryside.  A state of emergency has been put in place for another seven days after today's shake.  

I've received some emails from overseas people concerned for their friends and family down there.  Here is a great news website that will keep you informed about what is happening.  It's updated regularly. 

Right, off to make lunch for my little coughing bunny and myself.  Roll on summer I say!


'Joyce' said...

Sarah, this yo yo and pin cushion is very cute. I so love the red you have used. Lemon cordial, oh yummy! I heard about the aftershocks in New Zealand, my thoughts that everyone is safe. Have fun in class today.

Lexilooo said...

I was just making yo yos tonight!

bekimarie said...

Love the colours you've used for the pin cushion!

B xxx

Green thumb said...

Love the spotty pincushion. Glad to hear that your family is safe and sound!

Willeke said...

Glad to hear that you are safe.
I know you live on the Northern Island and that the earthquake was on the Southern Island, but you never know.
Yoyos are fun to make! I'm sure the sewing class session will be fun too.

Heidi said...

Those are so sweet and I love your red mug...Have a good day!

sallgood said...

Love the cute yoyo clip- I'll have to make some for the grand-girls!

Crafty Mermaid said...

What a great idea for learning to sew. Quick and clever!

ted and bunny said...

Hi- although you didn't win the big "prize" in my Giveaway, I've found some more linens, and I'd really like to send you something for the quilt.
If you would let me have your address, I'll send it off to you

Angela said...

I love the yoyo clip. What else do you make with them?? When I aske dmy sunday school class last week [here in the UK] who to pray for, they said "The earthquake people"
I was really encouraged by their thoughtfulness.
Blessings and continued prayers x