Sunday 15 September 2013


I rarely have visitors on Sunday . That suits me fine .
knowing I would be undisturbed I set up my Juki machine . I love using this machine it is just a straight stitch .
I bought it to do machine quilting , it has a lovely big throat space but is also very fast .
Last time Silver Sewer came to see me she gave me a pre cut quilt , just the thing . No measuring or cutting I can just sew along quietly .
My cup still runneth over with stuff from friends gardens .  Yesterday I was give 3lb of blackberries which is 2 ice cream boxes . This neighbour tells me I have had 12 boxes up to now .  Sh !!! I have shared .
Another friend bought 2 bramley apples and Victoria plums and kidney beans . I do a bit of swapping with home made cake . I'm not just a taker .  I have to make a pair of armchair caps for the fruit and veg person , fair enough , roundabouts and swings .
I shall be doing blackberry jelly today . Sometime this week I must pick the crab apples . I think that will be the last of my preserving .
I might make a special bottle of something for Christmas .
My crochet hexies are looking good and I have a fair sized blanket but I need to do a few more rows to square it . I'd like to think I can do that by the end of the week .
Off for a coffee before I sew.


margaret said...

like you I have been blackerring, my younger daughter has lots in her new overgrown garden so been having lots of crumbles, easier than making pastry! Happy stitching.

Barb Oaker said...

I hear that Juki machines are wonderful. I thought about buying one last year, but settled on my Janome because it also embroiders.