Well it didn't take long to get back into the swing of things. The kids are back to school, Maria and I are both off our crutches and we both have been busy stitching to complete some new samples for the shop. I have been flat out making the samples for the "Present of the month". This is a programme where you sign up and once a month you receive a pattern and the supplies to make the item. This months item is a great bag with a vintage machine embroidered onto the front and you also get a thread holder in the shape of a machine.