21.7.13

My First Skirt

Dear Laura,

A couple of weeks ago I applied to take part in this competition on sew mama sew, I didn't get chosen as a competitor but it inspired me to try to sew my first skirt. I really did want to try and and use a pattern but, well, I just can't so I just cut into the material and hoped for the best.









I have to say it was much much more successful than I thought it would be. I am not so keen on the fabric I thought it would look better but I did line the skirt and put pockets in, pockets are the best all skirts and dresses should have them. The fit is great, I forgot how comfortable well fitting clothes are. As soon as I wore it I vowed to always make my own clothes, I doubt this will actually happen but I love the thought so I will try for a bit at least.

Lots of love

Annie

13.7.13

Where the Mountains Meet the Desert: New Mexico, a Love Letter

Dear Laura,















Last week R and I went off to New Mexico for a lovely holiday. It is so utterly beautiful there, breath taking. It has a colour palate and light all of its own, the purple sage producing the most extraordinary scenery as far as the eye can see. It really is the wild west, big skies, large plains of scrub and cactus all protected by the impenetrable mountains. I can't wait until we go back.

Lots of Love

Annie

6.7.13

My First Jumper

Dear Laura,

I am knitting a jumper. I don't know what got into me, but in the wool shop I got over excited and decided to go for it. I am not using a pattern or anything silly like that. I mean of course I can make up a jumper pattern, how hard can it be! So far I have managed the neck and holes for the arms, it was a little short so I had to cut the bottom off and start knitting down from there instead. I don't think it is going to be noticeable(famous last words). I am a little afraid to start the sleeves as I am not quite sure how to do that yet, I don't want flat shoulders any advice is much appreciated  I am really enjoying the process even if it involves a bit of cutting here and unwinding there.




Lots of Love

Annie

3.7.13

Who's Afraid of a Bear?

Dear Laura,




Me, I am afraid of a bear, well bears to be precise.  I have a debilitating fear of these, in the words of Stephen Colbert, "Godless killing machines", so much so that I haven't been able to enjoy this country as much as I would like. I love wondering the hills and beaches in England, off for a walk whenever possible. But here, here in America it is different. I am paralyzed by the fear that there is a bear just waiting for me round the next corner. This is kind of silly because when I spent a summer in the African bush we would go walking everyday and even slept out under the stars one night. I was never really afraid of African animals, I am not entirely sure why. But bears, well bears are different aren't they. 

Anyway yesterday R got fed up with my being a wuss and not wanting to go for a walk so he found a walk that he has done before, and that has many people on the trail. I reluctantly agreed and kept very quiet from the nerves on the way there. Well it was of course excellent, the scenery is so beautiful and once we got going my nerves subsided and I managed to enjoy myself. We looked for fossils, chased some lizards and enjoyed the magnificent scenery around us.









My stomach still turns over when walks are mentioned, but knowing what is out there what fun it is helps. I hope my courage lasts a little longer.

Lots of love

Annie
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