Gail is a friend of mine who retired earlier this year. I think she has always been a closet crafter, and one of her retirement presents was a swanky new sewing machine. You’ll see she has been putting it to good use:
At Michelle’s birthday lunch yesterday, Gail gave her this stunning hand-made tea shower, in rainbow colours with turquoise lace. I was most envious. (Gail, fyi, my own birthday isn’t too far off….). Not shy, me.
The day before yesterday, I had stopped at the atm to draw some cash for grocery shopping, petrol and other bills (you don’t have to say it, I know I am weird for not banking online, I have an inexplicable antipathy to it); after that, I was on my way to Doreen’s place for a crafting morning. It wasn’t 10 minutes later that I had been waylaid at the robots by Adam, a most charming young man with a sales pitch and the sort of confidence that even Dale Carnegie could have learned something from. He was selling his multi-media township paintings, and I was but putty in his hands. There went most of the contents of my purse.
I now have this on my lounge wall:
and I do love it. Let’s hope I also love living mainly on lentils and government bread for the rest of the month :-)
To be continued…