Always extra length needed in the arms

Today I managed to get a bit of sewing done.  I always seem to get side tracked when I am on my way to the sewing room which is up at the back of the garden.  I tend to find that there are things in the garden that need doing or demand my attention.  For example yesterday on my way to do some sewing I noticed that the hedge needed pruning so I did half of the hedge then after lunch I cut some flowers for inside and while doing that I noticed that the roses needed fertilising.  One thing led to another and so the sewing didn’t take place until today.

 

I had this garment cut out so it was just a case of sewing it together.  I have long arms and every pattern I use I have to adjust the sleeves so they fit me correctly.  They look really long in the picture but they fit me perfectly.

This was a very easy pattern but to show up the seam work I think I will make it in two colours next time.

Philip Larkin

I have always loved poetry and I was recently looking through some of Philip Larkin’s poems and these couple of lines stood out for me.
I have always appreciated the poetry of Philip Larkin.  His many honours include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was offered, but declined, the position of Poet Laureate in 1984.  This particular quote comes from a poem called The Mower.  My favourite poem of his is This Be the Verse.

Advertised at the library

Apparently it is the 10th anniversary of Paper Arts Gippsland East

ie PAGE (a clever acronym)

There is an exhibition on at the East Gippsland Art Gallery until the 4th November 2017.  Now that I have seen the small display in the library at Lakes Entrance I will make sure I go to the Gallery in Bairnsdale to see their exhibition.  I had no idea that there was such a thing as Paper Arts Gippsland East.  Here is a look at a couple of the items on display in the library.