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New Look...

Well... the blog, not the patterns.  Had you there!  You thought "oh my goodness... she has actually done some sewing!" ... but it's not to be!  I do like New Look Patterns though!

Kristy from www.loweryourpresserfoot.blogspot.com has mentioned this humble blog in reference to clever names.  That's probably why I have noticed many more people looking (with the cute map thingy on the bottom). I'm sure that's from the remarks in Kristy's blog.  (Wow did you see that three dot burda coat!!..) Too bad more sewing hasn't been done lately although sew darn tired is how I am feeling mostly lately.

My son is on school holidays this week and next, but I only have this week off from tafe (doh.. didn't work that one out soon enough!) and we have friends from New Zealand coming next week with their baby! My son will have a 2 night sleepover with his cousin (they have a big, big place with every mechanical thing known to boys so not sure he will notice I'm not there till it's too late and he's coming home!).  Then friends for a few days on route to Yeppoon from their European holiday.  I love to cook and make my guests feel at home and welcome but the house is like a dump and the yard isn't worth mentioning.  I keep saying the house looks like a giant walked pasted, picked it up and gave it a vigorous shake ... behold my place at the moment!  Roll on November! (when I finish tafe for the year!)

Anyway... if I get some stuff done.. I'll let you know...(less time blogging maybe??)

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