after seeing monica's little hello kitty machine, sweetly named mimi, prairie and i were smitten. but being down here on this part of the planet we are deprived of such goodies. monica kindly offered to ship one out here but after looking around we managed to find blossom. i picked her up on friday and prairie and i have been sewing ever since. blossom can be a back up machine for me when mine goes in for a service as well. it sews slowly making my pfaff seem like a ferrari but makes nice stitches and a learner driver doesn't need the complication of speed!
after prairie's test runs i got her to hem around a lining for an old basket i found to use. then i cut out a pincushion and she managed to sew in a circle. a little wobbly but pretty damn good for a first timer! this afternoon we are going to make lavander bags.
we have had a very sad week here and blossom was just the thing needed to cheer us up. one of our cats, jupiter, went missing. the cats, elephant (ellie) and jupe are brother and sister and only 4 years. ellie is tiny, fluffy and grey and is prairie's cat. jupey boy is tabby and very handsome and tommy's cat. he just hasn't come back and i don't think he will. we looked and looked but it is like a needle in a haystack. who knows what happened but boy do we miss him. he was very sweet but always seemed to have a wild streak that would take him away all day whereas ellie stays close to home. you realise how attached you get and the sadness and grief has been real. watching tommy was a double whammy for me but good that he got it out. shine on you crazy diamond jupey boy!
my mac, ggrrrr, is having to go back because the same thing is happening to it that was going on last year when i had a saga and a half. the power supply switch is playing up again. i am surprised that i am managing to get a post in. yesterday it would literally switch itself off the second it had come on but for some reason this morning it has stayed on so i am getting in while i can....the whole time completely paranoid that there will be a click and i'll lose it all. so with that in mind i will sign off and not push my luck.
i'll be checking my blog from michael's laptop so you can leave me a comment, which i adore to get!!! and i will be back, everything crossed, real soon! xxx