Thursday, November 01, 2007

I'm a lucky sewandsew...

...I received a supersquishy from Kate N! Lots of yummy 5" charm squares, including many oriental designs, and the larger strip of "oriental dartboards" that you can see at 2 o'clock in the picture. The picture doesn't really do them justice as the stack has to be 2" high, butI was too impatient to wait until I had fanned them out singly!

Craft sewing is on the back burner this week as I have a big bag of alterations to work through. I suppose I shall have to acknowledge the fact that Ch£!$[µ@$ is just around the corner, and some people are already buying their gladrags. The local Craft Fair is booked for the 25th November, and I have had an email asking if I will pick up the fliers and distribute them. I don't mind distributing them, but I get cross that the organisers only print fliers in English and don't have the courtesy to at least have the main points in Spanish as well. I refuse to ask the Spanish shops to display them as I feel that it is downright rude. Not only that, but if they were in Spanish, then we would attract the many other nationalities who live in our town and make the effort to learn the lingo...but it seems my complaints fall on deaf ears. Add to that the fact that Women in Business are holding their Christmas Bazaar on the same day in another hotel further down the road, and it could go one way or the other...people coming out from the town centre pass our hotel first, so maybe if we have large enough posters outside in a variety of languages, we can pull in the customers first ....


  1. I think there were 100 squares :) Now you will feel obligated to make something!

  2. Glad to hear you're on the side of those who try to learn the lingo.

    I don't live abroad but did study spanish at university for a couple of years. (Don't know any now of course! It fell out of my head somewhere) I have friends who live in france but they don't use a word of the language - and actually look down on the "locals" because they can't speak english. As someone who loves language for its own sake this really frustrates me as I would love to have their opportunities.

    Anyway - enjoy your craft fair. Como se dice "knitting" en espanol?


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