Recently a courier brought me a big box - not all that unusual as we live in the country and I don't have easy access to shops, so I buy a lot of things online.
This box had my new baby in it!
A baby Brother sewing machine!
Since my traumas of the last two sewing machine services, (you can read about it here) I have been thinking that I really need to have a spare machine. The frustration of being without one for an extended period is just too painful, so I've been scouring advertisements and internet for the last six months.
When I saw this little baby reduced to one third of its original price, I knew that my search was over. I found out that it was an absolutely genuine reduction because I mucked up the date and went to purchase it online a day before the sale started and it was still full price! It was worth waiting the extra day!
Of course it is very basic, but sews nicely, weighs a feather, will be good for teaching the young ones in the family to sew when they come to visit ... and is such a pretty blue!
Talking of babies, a dear couple gave me some stems of these beautiful lilies. A couple of flowers were starting to open, but there were lots of buds and a couple of baby buds that I was sure would never open as they were so small and tightly closed. But two weeks later, I am still enjoying the lilies as they open right up the stem.
I've managed a bit more stitching this week and have two new projects ready to wrap and send off to editors. I've also been preparing for a class I will be teaching next month, so here's a sneak peak:
It continues my love affair with felt!
Time with family is on the agenda for the next couple of weeks so I will gladly pack the sewing machine away. I just hope there isn't too much mending coming my way! My favourite quote: Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!