Thursday, 30 June 2011

Curves, circles and spirals

Getting back to stitching again feels good :) I've decided to skip on over chapter six for now as I really need Jemimah back before I can do the work needed for that justice, so for now I'm going to continue on with chapter seven and some free motion fun.

You might remember back here I was have fun doodling some designs, well for the next stitch sample the task is to turn one of those designs into stitch.I'm happy to say that Beatrice is handling the free motion stuff like a dream. She doesn't have drop feed dog function but she does have a darning plate to cover the dogs. I don't have a freemotion foot for her either so I'm using her with no foot attachment at all, am being super careful watching where my fingers go!!

Sometimes I get so absorbed in what I'm doing I loose track of everything else. Last night I was busy stitching away, when I looked up and the sun had disappeared.Luckily I have Pip to come and tell me when enough is enough. You can't really see his eyes in the photo as it was so dark, but he's giving me the 'sewing time is over, Pippy pamper time starts now and will be lasting for at least the next hour so you may as well turn that machine off!' look.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Meet Beatrice

With Jemimah still in the shop and no further news on her repair, I think Dave was fed with me moping around the house. He came home from work yesterday with a present just for me. Meet Beatrice.She's a basic soul, but I she has all the essentials so I'm sure we'll become firm friends. I haven't had the time to put her through her paces yet, but she switches on which is more than can be said for Jemimah right now so I'm sure we'll be getting on like a house on fire before too long. I'm so excited about the prospect of making some progress on the coursework again :)

Monday, 27 June 2011


I had hoped that I would be getting my sewing machine back today, but no. I called the repair shop and they say it's gone back to the manufacturer for an estimate of the repair cost.

I'm so frustrated I spoke to the repair shop 2 weeks ago and they gave me an estimate then and now they're telling me something different.

I've been without my machine for 6 weeks now. If I had known it was going to take this long to sort out I would have bought myself a cheapie with a few basic stitches to make do for a few weeks.

I don't know whether to scream or cry at this point!