Dec ,. 27th the bug that is sweeping Britain bit me ,and continued biting for about 3 weeks , then I seemed to recover . I had a few days feeling fine then I developed a nasty cold or perhaps a recycled version of the bug . Once again I was knocked for six but I think I,m on the mend again , sniffly but nothing to complain about so I shall be blogging again . I lost enthsiasm for sharing my day while not feeling well .
I have changed doing patchwork for sewing with felt . It,s a lovely fabric to work with and I now have a good selection of colours . I read of girls picking up wool jumpers from charity shops to felt and use . I have looked in charity shops for ages and I have not seen one 100% wool jumper . I cannot find naive patterns using felt either so will have to twiddle and convert patchwork patterns .
I still have two patchwork quilts in the final stages to finish . One only needs the binding sewing down , the other is a medallion quilt , I,m on the final border .
The sewing machine came back from being serviced but still does not do the decorative sts, satisfactory , I,m not going to pursue the matter , straight stitching will do for me .
I,d love opinions please , do sewing machines have a time of being in good working order or are they like cars start to be a problem after a time . I discussed this with Silver sewer , we both thought a well used sewing machine would give up . I have had my present machine 8 or 9 years .