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I short while ago, I was given the following piece of fabric from a work colleague (sorry about the blurryness of the image, I took it with my phone).

Yes the fabric is vintage, my work colleague rescued it from her mother's stash after she passed away.

It is slightly textured (kind of like corduroy).  The piece is 90cm wide by 330cm long, any suggestions about what I can make from it?

FYI - I also have a few patterns from the 40s, 50s and 60s that I need to trace so I can return them and a copy of "Ladies Garment Cutting and Making" by Morris, which was published at the beginning of the 40s, it contains instructions for drafting all kinds of garments from the 40s, the book will take sometime to copy.

My efforts with running continue to progress nicely, tonight I covered 5km in 31 minutes and 40 seconds!  My personal best, I have a fun run this weekend and I will be competing in the 5km section, I am currently working towards being able to run the 10km section of the Bridge to Brisbane in August, hopefully I will be fit enough to run the full 10km.

May. 19th, 2010

Yay for early birthday presents!

On Monday I got to catch up with Mari who I hadn' seen in a while.  At one point she asked me "so are you opposed to early birthday presents?"  I replied "no".  To which she said "well then, comeover tomorrow night"

So on Tuesday I go over to Mari's place for dinner and she presents me with the following.

The red and the purple yarn is 60% Alpaca/ 40% Merino Wool each skein is (100g and 133 metres) and orange is 55% wool and 45% mohair (100g and 100metres).

Now all I have to do is to decide what to knit with it.

Festival Fun

A couple of days ago I returned from Rowany Festival where I had a lot of fun and perhaps later I may write a detailed post.  But for now here is a photo of the MoralezBeaumont/ Badger war unit I fought with at Festival.  I am on the far right.

Just Beautiful

If only I could overcome my fear of spiders.....

Check out the following link.

I fought in my second tourney on the weekend, like my first time out I died somewhat quickly but I had fun.

Here is some Youtube Footage (I am wearing a St Florian tabard).

Me fighting Zofija in the first round.

Me fighting Magnus in the pick-ups afterwards.

There is a lot I need to work on and i will try to post about that sometime this week.

I died quickly and often but I had loads of fun!

Can wait for the next tourney which is in about 3 weeks.
I have a new Frock (see user pic - thanks pseudecide for taking the picture)!

No I didn't make it was an old frock of Stanzi's but it fit really well!

Edit: here is a link to the flickr account.

Nov. 19th, 2009

I feel blessed.

I reckon I have one of the best bunch of friends anyone could hope for.