Sunday, August 26, 2012


Today I was reunited with an old friend.  Several years ago we parted on friendly terms, however, I regretted that she was not longer in my life.   She lived quite close to me, however, in all those years we never met.  I was quite shocked when I saw her, because I don't think she has done a good days work since I last saw her.  That's not a nice thing to say about a friend but none the less true.  Years ago she was not afraid of work, however, the years of inactivity have definately reduced her attractiveness, you could also say she was a recluse. Now we have renewed our friendship, I am sure with some love and care beween the two of us we can pull her back into the world of the living again.
My friend's name is Genie, not the one that lives in the lantern and grants wishes, but that would be nice wouldn't it, because she needs some magic in her life, and hopefully I can find that for her.  I was going to take a photo, however, decided not to as it would be a very unflattering one and did not want to embarrass her by posting it on the internet.
By the way her surname is Singer.    ..............................................................

Did you guess or did you think I was being very unkind to a friend.

Genie is my Portable Singer sewing machine.

Now here is the true story---several years ago I purchased a new fancy dancy sewing machine and thought why do I need two machines when the new one does everything I could ever want to do.   I sold my Genie to my sister, it was a mistake, I loved that machine.  Now, my sister.....sorry "B", is not a sewer, never was and never will have the inclination to be one, I was the one which inherited all of the sewing "jeans".  lol.  Today, "B" wanted a pair on pants shortened, and asked me to do it for her.  In payment for this task, plus any future sewing she needs (how much sewing will two seniors require anyway), I could take back this stupid machine that continually comes unthreaded, breaks the thread and generally just does not work.   "B" you have to plug it in.
So Genie is now home with me.  She is going to require a lot of cleaning inside and out, the tensions adjusted and just maybe...shhh... don't tell Jacqui but maybe a little help of her OH.

Hope everyone has a great week.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ugly Fabric

At our guild's June meeting the hostess asked we bring a fat quarter of the ugliest fabric in our stash.  She did receive some really awful pieces.  Little did we know that each of us was going to take home someone elses' "ugly".  All of the fabric was put into a bag and in turn, we all put our hands gingerly into the bag and drew out fabric, what came home with me was a piece with a yellow background and small pink and orange flowers with green leaves and stems all over it.  Sorry, no photo, I broke my camera, grrrr!!!!  Going to get another one, but  I don't know what kind is the best, anyway, that is another post.

For our next meeting in September, we are to make something using this piece of fabric, I have just finished my project.  No, I am not going to show it to you, remember--- broken camera----, plus I want it to be a surprise for the person who is going to receive it.  Because what I am going to do is put all of the  names of our members, minus mine of course, into a hat and the person who's name is drawn will receive my ugly duckling transformed into what I hope she will think of as a swan.

Teaming down with rain this morning, I guess it is a housework morning and then into the sewing room this afternoon.

Have a great day everyone.