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I opened my Mums sewing machine in April 2019 - Not looked back since! For me, sewing offers stimulation and peace of mind, to make things that are pretty and purposeful.....

I am happily married to Robert Jordan (26 Aug 2016). AKA - The Bobster.

When I was a child, like so many others - it turns out, I didn't really show an interest in sewing with my Mum and my Nan. Unfortunately I have lost them both. And now as an adult I began to feel that I wasted a huge opportunity to learn from them.

I rediscovered in April 2019 after a friend said why not get your Mum's machine down and I will show you.
When I got her machine down from the loft and opened the machine cover, I saw the manual and a few notions, it was lovely. Then the instructions, no one reads instructions right.... But needed to.... only to find she had written some notes for me to read. Knowing that I am so bad with instructions, the wrote: 'Please read pages 44-48 before any others. LOL

In May 2019, I put a simple post up on Facebook in our local community asking if anyone was interested in meeting for a general craft group. We know have 325 followers and lovely regular group meeting on a Thursday evening in a local care home to bring lots or ages and skills together. We also hold a monthly craft retreat in our local village hall. This is all non for profit and a wonderful group of very talented, often multi skilled people.

So the outcome of this is that I don't feel I have wasted an opportunity, but rather picked it up later on and now bring others together too. It is suprising just how many people feel the same way.

In a world that can feel so lost and horrible at times, it is great to look for positives.

I am now learning all over and passing on passions to others to help spark and encourage young people.

Quilt Top

How quickly is this QAL going, here is my completed quilt top. I am ready to prepare the Quilt Sandwich. […]