Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My machine has left home ...

My sewing machine is not very happy. The stitches are a bit funny and cleaning it and changing the needle just isn't enough. Last year it broke down just after Christmas when all the repair places were closed and, sniff, at the start of my annual 4 week holiday.

So it's off for a service and my fingers are crossed.

It's a shame I forgot about Kane's sheep costume for the Nativity play on Friday though!

After reading Lesley's blog, I've dragged out the pattern and fabric I bought last year at the sales to make Maya a summer dress. This is on the soon- to-do list now too.

Ayden is the poorest thing. I think he has eaten his own body weight in yoghurt and pureed fruit. We were warned that his bite was "difficult" and he now can't close his back teeth and his front teeth rest on the braces brackets. I'm glad they are finally on but he isn't - yet.

14 comments:

Stina said...

Oh... you poor thing...but I m glad they might be able to fix it so you have it running when you have your time off...
Love your blocks...loook so fresh!!!

Nic said...

Your blocks look great Rachel. I hope your sewing machine appreciates the extra attention and behaves itself this Summer.

Lissa Jane said...

Rachel I am loving your blocks.. I bought this book when it first come out, um too many years ago to count.. It is probably my favourite stitchin' book ever.. and the 30's, I mean, why work with anything else I say??

poo @ your sewing machine though.. do yourself a favour, and check out the local sally's.. I got two singers for $7.50 each a few years ago, got one serviced and its a PERFECT back up machine.. cost me $50 for a service and I have an awesome spare one now.. :O))) of course, you dont really need a spare when you haven't been doing much sewing though now do you???

take care and *fingers crossed* the trip to hospital isn't terminal!


Lissa

Stephanie said...

Oh no, a sick machine! They never need repair at a convenient time. I finally had to go and buy a new one and I LOVE it. Such cute stitcheries.

rachel griffith said...

cute stitcheries!!!

and poor you.
i would hate for my machine to be down and out, especially at christmas.
hope they can fix it...and soon.

Chocolate Cat said...

Poor Ayden, lets hope they have settled down by Christmas. That dress is going to be very cute.

Moogsmum said...

I can't wait to see your little princess's new wardrobe and I do hope your poorly machine is back very very quickly!!

Poor Ayden - it must be so miserable for him :-( Hope he feels much better soon.

xxx

our shabby cottage said...

poor you and poor Ayden....I feel soory for both of you!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh my goodness! How long is your machine gone for? Will you get her back before Christmas? How will you manage? And poor Ayden - just before Christmas too :o(

Lucy xxx

silverpebble said...

Oof, I hope it's mended soon - I would liken this to losing my pliers/wire cutters and no access to new ones - dreadful! Hope it's all sorted out soon and everyone is on the mend. Emma x

periwinkle said...

hope you get your machine back soon , poor Ayden hope things settle down a bit so he can eat proper food
lisa x

Renee said...

Poor Ayden - I hope his teeth start to feel better soon.

PS - I have just tagged you for a Kreativ Blogger award because I love reading your blog :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Our weeks are in parallel! My machine is being repaired (I had to book it in 4 weeks ago) but get to pick it up tomorrow. My daughter got her braces fitted on Wednesday - I have made up two batches of soup already!

Lulu said...

What a lovely picture. It's going to make a fantastic quilt. Those thirties type prints would have to be my all time favourite.

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