Father’s Day

Today is Ascension Day, which is a holiday since 1934 in Germany. As the weather at this time of year is usually fine, it became a custom for men to wander in large groups of only men and drink quite lot of alcohol. What a fitting custom for Father’s Day, which is celebrated on the same day in Germany.

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Little presents sustain friendship (and customers)

Yesterday my daughter started to make presents, which surprised me. Valentine’s day had not been popular during my school days but obviously that has changed now. I also noticed that it is quite the fashion with embroidery designers to gift a little something…
Oh, and I love to collect and though I have vowed to reduce my collecting, I could not resist as so many people of my acquaintance are going to marry this year…

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How to convert procrastination into something useful?

Oh, do you know these days? I have been so looking forward to have a free afternoon for tackling one or other sewing project. And know I have already the fourth afternoon in a row free, because my son is away with his class, but I did not have any desire to do anything. Just sitting in an armchair, feet up and doing nothing was all I wanted to do. Perhaps a little reading, scrolling through a sewing journal or dozing a little. That was, what I wanted to do with my special spare time. Of course there was also a little bit of bad conscience, because I did not use the time for my sewing projects. But then I rembered a little trick with which I could do both without a feeling of remorse.

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My first sew-along – Day 1

I have always been faszinated with the mythos of the 12 days of Christmas, and as I have liked English since the first lesson at school, I had to fall in love with the English Christmas carol „The 12 Days of Christmas“. When in the adventscalendars 2018 was a series to the 12 Days of Christmas, I had to collect it. Especially as the designs by Jewel Design Studio are so pretty

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