Tuesday, 4 January 2011

I'll get there in the end

I had really wanted to start sewing yesterday or today but it seems fate isn't on my side. The mini sewing machine I originally wanted to buy was out of stock the last few days (according to my argos iPad app) but this morning it said they had them in. So after the morning school run (I escort disabled children to and from school for a living) I got dropped off in town and went to buy it. The app was lying, they were still out of stock *sigh* but I got a different mini machine that was really similar. So I get it home and tried it out. Nearly two hours later after several jams, it cutting out once, the thread coming undone and many failed attempts at rethreading the machine using the cryptic and completely useless instructions, I gave up and threw it back in the box. It's going back tomorrow and my grandad has really kindly gave me the extra money I need to buy a proper sewing machine.

I got a surprise this afternoon when my mam presented me with her old sewing box. When I was younger my mam used to sew now and again, mostly repairing mine and my brother's clothes but she sold her old (and huge) sewing machine. She is being really supportive with my resolution to take up sewing, so now I'm the new owner of the old sewing box. It really is a treasure trove, there's loads of thread in assorted colours, buttons, hooks and eyes, interfacing, ribbons, lace, press studs and velcro. I can't wait to put it to good use, fingers crossed I can get my sewing machine tomorrow and nothing else goes wrong. I'm really eager to get started :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hayley, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment!

    I hope you get your sewing machine soon and that you have loads of fun making up all sorts! I look forward to following your progress, xx