Green shoots

It was such a beautiful morning on Saturday when I was walking through the Cathedral for my sewing class, I just had to take some photos to show Jeanne some greenery as I’m guessing MN is quite snowy by now :)

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Dressy

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And so my dress is taking shape! Last weekend, I learnt how to do the waist gathers and put the collary bit on.

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It’s starting to look a lot like a … dress!!

I’ve really enjoyed doing the sewing course so far :)

Flashback kittens

One thing that cheers me on cold wintry days is remembering the joy of Jeanne’s housefull of kittens. Look at this joy :)

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Hot bot

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I’m very pleased with this hot water bottle cover. I spun most of the yarn for it – the rest is some British yarn I had in the stash. I loved playing around with the colours.

Making Monday: Homework time

(or special moments with Sirius)

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So my homework was to remake my calico bodice with the real deal fabric and cut out the skirt.

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It was only a matter of moments before Sirius showed up

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with his ‘can do’ attitude

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that is ‘can lie down’ anywhere.

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I finally got rid of him but that was a fluke as I’d accidentally shut him in the bathroom.

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I had to remind myself to make sure the roses were all the right way up when I was cutting out the pattern. I spent ages staring at them just to make sure.

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Ta-da! My bodice :)

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This is the difference between boys and girls. Tamyra spent the whole time asleep on the sofa like this.

Boys!

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Please tell me that I don’t have the only cat in the world with such sass. I only put that partially sewn up blanket down for a moment and he appeared out of no where and lay right on it.

Caturday : Ron

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I am in love with this chap. I only see him very occasionally. He is super friendly but very very scared of cars.

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It is nice to see him when he appears and he does love a fuss. When a car comes along, he’ll run back to the safety of his house and when it has gone, he’ll run back for more cuddles, purring and purring. He’s such a sweetie.

Fully grown

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My beautiful girl is deemed to be fully grown now. She is so floofy.

Sirius on his throne

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Sirius has his own little ways and he does love his cushion throne and the corner of the sofa. He sometimes comes and complains until I get up!

Shy

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On my travels, I sometimes meet a cat or two. Most of them are immensely friendly but sometimes some are incredibly shy like this lovely guy.

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mumblings from the beleagured mrspao