The first noble truth of the Buddha: life is suffering.
Fortunately, one has some lucky breaks along the way which would have me alter that truth to, "life is not unmitigated suffering thanks to the Sally Army and Nick's."
Those of you with children will sympathise that I have had a hard hard week with my 2 1/2 year old son. Is he in training with Al Quaeda? Sometimes I suspect he is. So instead of sitting down to my beloved sewing machine this week I have been sitting down with a stiff drink every night. But enough, let me show you my lovely fabric finds that gives me faith that I will find the strength and will to finish my competition entries before the September deadline.
Exhibit number 1: Merino from Nick's - another liquidation sale - these lovely sports Merino in a variety of colours available from his temporary outlet store in Barry's Point Rd. Machine washable with a nylon layer for stability and breathability.
Exhibit number 2: Sally Army fabric box: 1 metre of silk dupioni and 3 pashmina (handmade in Nepal, the softest cashmere I have ever encoutered)
OK, sometimes life is kind.