Friday, 7 October 2016

Walking and Sewing

I have had write a proper blog post on my to do list for months and it hasn't happened, I don't really have much to say, life is busy, personal sewing has had to make way for walking over the last few months and my small business is getting busier and busier which is great but mildly crazy!


The walking has had to happen because a fortnight ago I, along with 4 friends, walked the Shine Night Walk in London raising money for Cancer Research UK. Mum always felt guilty that I had to stop walking / running while I was looking after her and made me promise to start again once she was gone so I did as I was told!

It was a full marathon over night so needed proper training. I walked about 270 miles in training so that is what evenings and weekends over the summer were spent doing. I am really glad I did it as physically the walk was fine, just grueling walking all night! We finished in just under 8 hours with about 7.5 hours of walking, think I finished 537 out of about 4000 which wasn't too bad :)

I am actually really glad it did take up my sewing time as I have now changed shape so have a massive pile of clothes to take in before they can be worn again. Not ideal when I seem to spend all the time I have altering other peoples clothes!

One thing I did manage to get cut out and started last weekend was this cardi wrap thing but I am not loving it. I didn't have enough of the fabric I wanted to use so bought another fabric and it is too light weight, I will hopefully get it finished this weekend. Hopefully it's not too blanket like although people seem to be walking about everywhere with picnic blankets over them so I doubt I should worry!


  1. I had no idea you walked so far! Huge congratulations on your time too! Just wonderful. Your Mum would have been so proud. Xx

  2. Great achievement, well done. And yes I've noticed the picnic blanket trend! Your pattern has more shape to it though.