Monday, 17 November 2008

She's back!

I went and picked up my sewing machine on Saturday... Hoorah! I was so pleased to see it, I gave it a little kiss!

I got cracking with some sewing. Firstly a bit of housework... a pillowcase for M, and another round of flags for the never-ending-bunting project, taking the current count to 100 exactly - just 50 to go.

And then I got going on my Christmas list. I'm lucky in that I can share my Christmas sewing on here as I go along as most of my family are unaware of the blog at the moment.

One of my little sisters is getting quite into sewing, and so I thought a pin cushion and needle case set would be the thing. I can't tell you how much pleasure I got from sewing these little pieces. It has been long overdue.

The other thing that happened over the weekend was Carnival. Here in the West Country there is carnival season where floats are paraded around many of the towns. Each float represents a carnival club who spend all year making their float in top secret.

It is a serious business! The photos don't do it justice and should be seen to be believed.

The members of each carnival club dress up on their themed floats. Either in a tableau, like the Mozart one above, or dancing to the (very) loud music, like on the devil themed float below.

And as we live on the carnival route, we can watch all this from the comfort of our living room!


JuliaB said...

Wow! I love that apply fabric! x

carolyn said...

How lovely not to be pushed and shoved by the crowds at carnival time!
I'm sure your sister is going to love her gifts.

dottycookie said...

How clever are you to arrange a private carnival viewing?!

Kyoko said...

How beautiful!!!! I wish I were there. I love the sewing you did. Very nice fabric combination. :D
Hope you had a great weekend.

Ragged Roses said...

Wonderful sewing gifts, I love the fabric, The carnival looks fantastic, lots of fun

'fancypicnic' said...

Love the sewn gifts - very sweet!

Wow - look at those floats! They're amazing!