On Friday night, we met Anne, and had a celebratory birthday meal for her and Hugh, their birthdays are a day apart. I had made her this huge “carpet bag” type of bag, roomy, double stitched, and very user friendly.I understand that after Anne went home, she devoured TWO slices of the cake Joyce had made for her, and did a trial “cram-in-the-bag” to see what would fit. All was good. Then she looked up my blog and read about my sewing!!! Added up the 2+2, and she realised it was her bag!!!
Then Today it is Hugh’s Birthday. Happy Birthday.
The fabric is for his bag, he specified “ I don’t want a girly one”, as if I would do one in frilly pinks and pale colours!!! I had this wonderful almost tapestry piece with cats on, and two green batiks for the lining. and the “i” that you have been wondering about? An iPad Air2. He loves it, so fast, so portable, so lightweight. I have set it up with his smart phone as a hot spot, so he can surf the net when we are out, as I look for library books, or get my hair cut ,or dilly dally in a fabric shop. Pity about the cake with only one candle.I guess its size makes up for the lack of numbers.
I love this fabric, I bought it in Whangarei so many years ago, and the green batiks will go well for the lining. The pattern? I Googled iPad bags and found one that had been designed for a man!!! I even have the buckles, and he wants an over-the-shoulder strap. Very manly indeed.
We have wind, overnight rain and early morning squalls, the lawn is green, the flowers are blooming, birds are tweeting, Mrs Thrush comes regularly for her meals, and flies away with the family tucker in her beak. What a life she has, feeds herself quickly, then off through the trees, and back in a flash for more. Busy all day, no time to rest, a bit like any mother anywhere.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Remember that when you’re over the hill,
the downhill road is easier”
Greetings from Jean