…the Fairy said, “to talk of many things,
Of miles of cloth, and pattern stacks,
Of hats and corset strings.”
Yes folks, the marking is all done, several thousand A level papers have been perused, groaned over, and assessed. Standards have been seen to fall a little further, and the inability of A level maths students to add two numbers together has been roundly cursed. Time to return to my neglected sewing debris, and hang my head in shame. I haven’t sewn anything in weeks, more like months, other than hastily basting my pal’s wedding outfit together for a fitting.
I have, however, been buying. And everything I’ve bought has been dumped in the sewing room, occasionally fondled wistfully, but generally melded into a heap on the table, the ironing board, and any other available surface. Several items have found their way there to be mended, and lots of... [read more]