Thursday, 7 May 2009

I've finished something!

To all you doubters, who thought I wouldn't actually get on and finish things .................................
Yesterday I had a very productive day and I've now finished the green velvet dress that I was making for my friend Jill, and it fits her and everything!
Then I started on, and finished, one of the mini-projects for C&G, using Lutrador ........And then, in more of a de-constructive phase, and as part of my continued plan to declutter, I unpicked the beads and sequins from a Frank Usher top I bought for a couple of quid from a charity shop. It's been hanging around in a plastic bag in my sewing room for over a year now, and as I need flat sequins for my next C&G day, I decided to start unpicking. This will give you an idea of what the top looked like - I promise I only bought it for the beads, it's hideous, surely no-one ever wore it? (Apologies if you're reading this and you DID - I'm sure you looked lovely in it!)But personally, I think they look much nicer in the jar!
And today, not being one to rest on my laurels, as soon as I'd finished hoovering up all the stray sequins and beads that were strewn across the floor and down the cushions of my sofa, I went down to my 'shedio' where I started (and finished) another mini project for C&G. I have to say that my new-found enthusiasm to get cracking with things is partly thanks to BT - I have a problem with my internet connection at the moment and it's working slower than a dial-up connection (remember those??) and I really haven't got the patience to sit in front of the computer waiting for things to happen. I dare say this post will take several days to load up but at least I can do something else while it does. A very nice lady, from several continents away, rang me this morning to say there is a problem with my internet connection (yes, I know, I told THEM that) and that an engineer will be coming tomorrow to fix it. I hope he's not coming from where she was, or he'll be suffering from jet lag.


  1. Oh... my Frank Usher top...

    only joking! I've just ticked off your experimental sample no. 2 It looks great

  2. I know it wasn't yours Gina - it would've fitted The Vicar of Dibley!

  3. Well done, just shows what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!