Welcome aboard!

I shall add my feeble musings to the already deafening chorus of sewing bloggers.  They're a tough act to follow and I certainly have no pretty photography skills to illustrate with, but I hope you'll find something useful here.

I've been sewing since my mum helped me to make my first prom dress in 1999, it cost me £30.  I have a pretty basic Janome sewing machine and a Babylock overlocker.  I also love my iron even though it leaks.  I always need to tidy my sewing room, and I never have the thread colour I need at the exact time I need it.  I keep a supply of plasters next to the sewing machine, and my hoover eats my dressmaking pins.

When I'm not sewing or knitting, I'm looking after my little boys who are rapidly getting bigger faster than I can knit.  When I do a real job, I'm a physicist generic techie type.   Hand me the spanners / please review this pull request.

What I intend to share here are:
  • Pattern, book and tool reviews
  • Tips and tutorials
  • Updates on my quest to learn children's wear flat pattern drafting
  • What's on my sewing table
  • Some free patterns
Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy my tales of stitching.

You can also find me here:
Ravelry, Burdastyle, Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy.

If you're interested in the solution to very specific computing problems, or how to fix a washing machine, I catalogue some solutions here.  Since I started posting FORTRAN issues, StackOverflow became a "thing" so I don't post much there anymore.  Plus, industry isn't as sharing as academia ;-)