Taking the Bad with the Good...

Sunday, February 13, 2011
I had some bad news on Friday, and now I feel like I'm back to square one. I just have to remember that there are many amazing people who had to pick themselves up and try again many times before they became successful. I'm now one of them and in rather good company if I do say so myself.

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Luckily I had a few good things to look forward to on the weekend - Saturday I went to knitting and later that night had a very good NZ friend round to dinner. This Wednesday I start my photography course and I bought a new sewing machine.

I ended up going with this one, and bought it online (it was $250 off and they were very impressive about getting back to me with some questions I had asked). I hope it's here on Monday, because then I can finally start sewing my Swing Dress - today I plan on finally tracing and cutting my pattern (and adjusting anywhere that needs it).

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My Pinecone necklace - the cutest thing ever! Found on Etsy.

Sydney has been lovely and cool and Autumnal this weekend. The leaves have started falling from the trees which is lovely but odd as it probably won't stay cool until at least April. But I'm happy to enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

I hope you are all having a great weekend,

11 comments on "Taking the Bad with the Good..."
  1. Hey, I have the same machine! It's been absolutely fantastic - I'm a total beginner at sewing and haven't had any problems (that don't stem from my own ignorance).

    You're looking lovely too - that necklace is just gorgeous.

  2. I hope everything is alright! just remember that in the end everything works itself out :)

    I love that necklace!

  3. You look beautiful as always :) I love that necklace, I love anything forest-related!

    I hope everything is okay and looking up soon

  4. Oh no!! Evil bad news. Hope you're ok.

    You look lovely - and congrats on the new sewing machine!

  5. I just have to say, that I love your freckles! <3 Wish I had some too...

  6. Sorry to hear you've had bad news. I hope everything sorts itself out for you very soon. And well done for staying positive.

  7. Be strong lovely, you will get through what ever bad news has come your way!

    I have that dress, too! I wrote about it in this post: http://jemimaandgeraldine.blogspot.com/2010/12/swing-of-things.html

    Your necklace is so delicate!

    Xox Claire

  8. Hey Jen, So sorry to hear about your bad news. Hang in there hon, things will pic up. Congrats on the new sewing machine, it looks great! Did you get my email about meeting up for breakfast on Sunday? Sam xox

  9. Loving your dress my dear!

    Hope you had a lovely day yesterday :)

    We MUST catch up soon. Coffee? Dinner? Museum? Art gallery? Movies?

  10. Pretty sun dress!


  11. Not sure what you're going through and I understand why you wouldn't want to express it to the public at all, but I hope that you can come through this situation.

    I truly think this dress is gorgeous. I can't believe it cost so much originally!! Good sale!


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