Unlike Australia, rental houses in South Africa don’t come with curtains (at least none of the ones we’ve seen). In the Western Cape (where we are) they also don’t have ovens – but that is a different story.
Anyway,when we arrived here I found a fabric warehouse and bought material for curtains and sewed them all up. Then we moved and our new house has many more windows than the last place. So I’ve been sewing new curtains. Fortunately I found the same fabric so that I can match some of them and don’t need to make a new set. Unfortunately , just when I thought I was finished, I hung the new curtains and realised they are longer than the other ones and need some other adjustments.
What’s a girl to do? Well to console myself I sewed something else – curtains can wait. When I first received this fabric from Starfish in 2006 as part of Favourite Colour Swap 1 (FCS 3 is now on, but the exchange rate and our new financial circumstances have conspired against me to preclude me from joining) it told me that it wanted to be a dpn holder. I didn’t have the skills or know-how to make it’s wish come true, so it’s been marinating for 18 months.
The other night I was awake (funny that) and had an epiphany of sorts and knew exactly how I was going to construct it. Here it is.
and filled with needles.
I am really pleased with how this turned out, and it was much more fun to sew than curtains. Thank you Starfish, for my new needle holder! There are a few things I’d do differently and as Gorgeous Man has suggested making more so I can ‘get rid of that silly circular thing that holds your needles.’
I’m thinking I’ll have a chance to try the changes. The silly circular thing is too full anyway, so I could do with a few more needle holders, I won’t do away with it entirely though, as I kind of like it – now I just need to shop the stash for fabric…
Yesterday Gorgeous Man brought me home some flowers and a book. The book was finished by yesterday evening (it wasn’t long and I read it while cooking dinner)
2008 Book List
14. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
I enjoyed this. It was compulsive reading, the characters were exceptionally well drawn.
Gorgeous Girl seems to be teething, though there is no sign of a tooth yet – she’s sleeping very badly and yesterday was extremely fussy and clingy and hardly slept at all, I was only able to sew when Gorgeous Man came home.
Hopefully today will be better because I need to knit my wee tiny sock for the Wee Tiny Sock swap.