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Cornwall & Christmas

Although this is supposed to be a blog about sewing lately not much sewing has been blogged about.  I have been sewing but don’t seem to have actually finished anything!

So instead I thought I would show you  some pictures of Cornwall.  We spent last week enjoying a relaxing short break in Cornwall.  We were lucky to have wonderful warm sunny weather, amazing for the time of year.

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Robin at Lanhydrock
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Mevagissey harbour
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Lanhydrock

We stayed closed to Trago Mills, if you have never been to a Trago Mills store ( I think there are 3 in Devon/ Cornwall) its a very strange sort of bargain shop and some of the things they sell are of questionable taste, but the fabric department is pretty good with a good range of Christmas fabric.

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I bought a selection, its polycotton, so not expensive, but I think its good enough for what I have in mind.

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I have made a start on my Christmas sewing projects, I am trying really hard to be organised this year and not be sewing presents at the last minute.

Can you guess what its going to be?

Gardens · Trousers

Three Gardens and a Seaside

I have really lost my interest in blogging  lately, I haven’t blogged or kept up with the blogs I follow for 2 months. Sometimes life just gets in the way, busy job, a holiday in France and elderly parents.

I have had a week off work and feel I have got things sorted, the house as had a good clean and de-clutter and best of all my sewing room has had a good tidy and been re-organised.  I have a new table for sewing, an old teachers desk, which great for cutting out as well as for the sewing machine……

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and a new set of filing drawers, for all my patterns

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I made New Look 6354, View A, View B and View E.

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View E   The skirt is a bit short, so I made bias binding for the hem,  think this skirt will only be worn in the garden or on holiday.

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.View A    These trousers are so comfortable, its like wearing your Pj’s out in public.

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Here they are at Charlcote Park near Stratford on Avon looking a bit windswept, my husband is a very reluctant photographer.

Fallow deer in the park

and here at Hidcote Manor Gardens near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

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And photos of Hidcote Gardens just because its so pretty!

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View B  Crop trousers, in small blue and white check, without the ties at the hem and with pockets added to the side seams.

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Tintinhull Gardens in Somerset, looking very creased after travelling.

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And after visiting all those gardens it’s time for a relaxing Pimms at my favorite seaside resort Sidmouth in Devon.

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Its been a busy and fun week, and I haven’t even mentioned the wedding yet, that deserves a post all of its own.