Thursday, 4 March 2010

What a weekend!

Last weekend was one of those you prefer to forget. My sister and brother-in-law had come for the weekend so that we could get on with the costumes and that was where the trouble started. We were working on the girl's dress and it would not go right. It was frogged so many times we just could not believe it. We pressed it, we tacked it, we unpicked it and still it would not lie properly. At half past four on the Friday we discovered the router had called it a day. Husband and brother-in-law dashed into town and bought a new one. My sister carried on sewing and I fiddled with the new router with help from everyone to get it going. At half past seven my sister called it a day, the skirt was still not right but with the help of AOL my router was working. Hurray!
On Saturday morning I found that I could not get onto the internet on my tower so another call to AOL and the problem was quickly sorted. After that the day went well. We tried a different approach with the skirt and we were able to finish the costume. We finished the boy's on Sunday.
When you look at the photos you will see that the boy's has skirts too, this is because boys were dressed in skirts until they were 6,7 or maybe 8 years old. Today's children find that very amusing.

The girl's costume.

The boy's costume.

Sunday began well and we were sewing quite happily on the two smaller outfits. My brother-in-law had gone playing golf and my husband was off for the day doing his volunteering.
As lunchtime approached I put my top oven on to do a pizza for my sister and me. What I had not realised was that my husband had put my plastic chopping board in there. Have you ever cooked a chopping board?

I opened the door to put in the pizza and was faced with something out of Doctor Who, a heaving bubbling mess of melting plastic. Some time later and after a great deal of help from my brother-in-law, who had returned from golf, it was all cleaned away.

Enough of all that and back to the sewing. I collected mt "Four Elements" pictures from the framer's today and I am really pleased with them.

Apologies for the reflections.
Here is the photo of my latest update for Yoyo's Christmas SAL. I am on target for this at the moment.

This is my latest photo of the Peacock Tapestry which is my UFO on the I've started so I'll finish blog

This tapestry is taking up most of my sewing time at the moment but I hope to do one of my JABC teapots this weekend. Happy stitching everyone and thanks for visiting.


  1. I'm glad you managed to get everything sorted. Your elements pics are beautiful. Good luck with the Perishing Peacock!

  2. What a frustrating weekend. Glad you were able to get the costumes finished. They look fantastic. So do the Elements framed and I adore your Peacock!

  3. Who's a busy person than? Your elements look super. I don't envy your weekend. Mine was bad enough.
    Love the costumes they look great.

    P.Peacock Esq., has made a good appearance. He look very dapper.

    Happy stitching to you.

  4. Your weekend sounds far worse than mine but a lot less expensive(£279.00 on a new washing machine). The peacock is looking great and I'm glad you got your costumes sorted.