Sunday, 23 February 2014

In with the old and out with the new or I'll be doing some vintage sewing by jove!

Hey pickle pies,

Hope everyone isn't too wet and wistful after what has according to the news been the rainiest period in the UK in 250 years.  I for one have been soggier than Rich Tea that spent too long in the mug with all the training for the London marathon that I've been doing around our rain soaked shoreline.  Although it's been foul I've felt like a titan.

This was me high above B town running 12 miles in 60mph winds and diagonal rain *Rocky face*

The good thing is it's all for a great cause Age UK who do wonderful work with older people and what's a little running in biblical weather, chafed boobs, aching limbs and creaking bones when you're raising £2000.

If you would like to donate then you can find my page at Just Giving.  Any sponsorship is gratefully received :)

 In the midst of all the training  I've had a little problem with my left knee but thanks to my super physio all appears to be well and with 7 weeks to go I tackled the Brighton half marathon to see if all the stretches and rehab were working.

It turns out all is well and despite getting sunstroke post race I managed the half in 2hr 14 mins, which considering I wasn't properly hydrated, it was hot, I hadn't trained for 2 week and it was my knee's first race outing I was over the flipping moon :)

As previously spoken about I will be running the last mile in a handmade dress, which I'll be able to tell you more about when I get the nod from the dearest darlings at By Hand London.  I will say though I'm bloody well pleased with it!  

The talk of sewing leads me nicely into what this post was meant to be about as opposed to running though I'm afraid when you train for a marathon it kinda takes over a bit and I've even been running in my dreams.  The only benefit of this is that waiting on the finish line was the Gos with cocktail in hand. Anywho back to sewing. This time of year is whenever everyone starts making plans for what they want to achieve and I've been making them in my head and need to commit them to a post. As fortune would have it one of them was to kick my ass and sew some of the lovely vintage patterns in my cabinet. This ties in nicely with the deliriously pretty Marie of a stitching odyssey who is steering us all to retro glory with her vintage sewing pattern pledge. Some of my favourite bloggers are on board and I can't wait to see their efforts. So let me make my pledge here and now:

I Rehanon of Miss Demeanour do solemnly swear to make at least three vintage patterns from my stash over the course of 2014 as part of A Stiching Odyssey's vintage sewing pattern pledge.

There I've said it and now it's gold for go!  I haven't made up mind completely yet but one that deffo will be featuring is the Good Life dress as I'll be in the past life if I leave it any longer before making it.  It's not my usual style but hell with bare feet, home brewed cider and some mud on my face I'm sure I can rock it :)

I'm going long sleeved as I need that amount of flounce in my life!

For now though I'm off to run further than I've ever run before.  14 miles in total so exactly 0.9 miles more than I've ever run before but still :)

Love Miss D