Thursday, 28 April 2011

Feel like a dance?

There's a tune on the radio at the moment that has an instant 
Colin-Firth-effect on me.  You know the effect...

'I’m afraid I have to warn you that I’m experiencing stirrings somewhere in the upper abdominals which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves.'

(Gratuitous photo!)
Photo courtesy of The Guardian

Now I know the temptation may be to stick with the photo of Mr Firth, but do try to drag yourself away, I think you'll enjoy this...

Summery sounds!  I think this will be my track of Summer 2011.

Once I 'YouTubed' Caro Emerald, I found that she was also responsible for this one, which I loved at the end of last summer...

She also has a cool line in videos...

I think I'll be buying this CD!

Work-in-progress Wednesday worked a treat.  Although neither of the large project progressed, I did do these...

That's two big Crinoline lady drawstring bags (just need to find suitable ribbon now)...

Seven 'Precious Scraps bookmarks appliqued...

Two notebook slipcovers stitched round, embroidered and stitched to fit, plus one more small drawstring bag...

A good feeling - some of those have been hanging about for ages!

Mr U-t-B had his scan, so hopefully by later this morning we'll know what's to be done to get him back on his feet!  Hope it's quick - I do miss him round here...


  1. Thanks for sharing Caro Emerald, I have just been listening with my morning cuppa and love her. The crinoline lady drawstring bags you are making are lovely.
    Ann x

  2. Caro Emerald's great - cheers! Love the drawstring bags! Have a good weekend. Abby x

  3. Thanks for posting this - not just for the pic of Colin Firth! I heard A Night Like This on Wogan at the weekend and meant to look at the listings to see who sang it, but of course, forgot! Love it - so stylish! Reminds me of those old 50s/60s films set on the Riviera!

  4. Great sounds! and love the 'nude' dress on the young girl in the first vid, although it might look a little different if I was wearing it! Your makes are fab, I love the notebook covers you certainly went into overdrive, or did you just have your Weetabix?

  5. great music... just need a partner like Colin Firth to dance with !
    Lovely stitching too xx

  6. Great music. Makes you want to dance:)You've made lovely stuff. That WIP Wednesday is a good idea. I might try it out.

  7. Caro Emerald is big here but she is Dutch too. I was so sorry to read about your husband. Is he doing okay? Have you had any news about what is wrong?

    Love your drawstring bags! I want to make a book holder for my bed out of old dresser scarves like this and might just go see if I can find them tomorrow.

    Loved your last post too about old projects. I just pulled and finished a quilt last week (you can see it on my handwork blog) and went on to the next one this week. I have so much sitting around not finished. There is just too much wonderful ideas and I keep starting new things. :-) I have that Beth Russell book and love the design you have started. I have a Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint on my frame needing some loving attention.

    Hugs from Holland ~