Monday, 23 June 2008
I also love it when they use their fantastic imaginations and build a tent and go camping in the living room. Who hasn't ever done this themselves? And I love the fact that lego is used to build whatever they need for their camping trip!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
This is the way our bedroom balcony is progressing, it's not there yet, I would like a type of display structure, like 3 steps, to put the pots on, so they are lifted off the ground and also take up less floor space. No money for that at the moment.
They have geraniums in them, trailing Decora red. And one sneaky pink variety!!! My husband says geraniums in window boxes remind him of France (Paris, specifically).
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Today we went to a Springwatch event at Stanmer Park. Couldn't find small camera, so no piccies.
Whenever I hear Springwatch I cannot help and think of this song that is dragged out year after year on CBeebies!
We bumped into quite a few people we know also enjoying the event, plus there were birds of prey, sheep shearing, all kinds of stands, one on knitting and weaving, but the eldest son was not being cooperative enough! Anyway Sienna wasn't tehre but Duncan Goodhew was (Olympic Gold Medalist 1980 Moscow Olympics) and he was showing the children his Olympic Medal - cool! That'll be the closest that I ever get to one of those!
Friday, 6 June 2008
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
This afternoon I popped into Purl to by some thread (for sewing) and Debbie, the owner, said that she had a book for me.
Last night I went to finish off my apron, and the sewing machine needle kept jamming. I changed the needle, took the plate off to see if there was any blockage, which there wasn't. Checked the bobbin, still no mystery fluff!
I just don't know! All I can think is one day it will work the next day it won't. Clearly it has logged on and read my blog!!! And wants to show me a hard time!
I should never have spoken aboout my apron until it was finished. I might have known.
Or could my sewing machine be jealous of my knitting needles?
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Why is it when I get my sewing machine out I have absolutely no idea whether it will work like a dream for me or simply refuse to get going?
I have a relatively basic Silver 302, chosen for me by my dad, when I asked him for a sewing machine c6 year's ago for my birthday. Before I could go to John Lewis to get some advice, he'd found some online sewing machine shop and ordered it!!! I of course wanted an all singing all dancing, computerised one with the clever embroidery functions, but I'm pretty sure they would have been out of the budget. But all in all I'm happy with my machine, as it does what I need it to do, so far.
But I was wondering do other people have my trouble? Or should I be cleaning it out after every project?
Or is it that my machine is basic so it is what it is, and if you use a more high spec'd machine you get less trouble? All advice and comments welcome. Please let me know what make and model you have.