Friday, 20 July 2012

Embroidery machines (and other stuff)

Hello folks,

A quick post again from work as none of my clients have turned up thus far. This is the 3rd no show this morning, which is not great seeing as its takes me over an hour to get to this place from where I live.

I imagine its because looking out of the window there is what appears to be a patch of blue sky, and a glimpse of that golden orb, known commonly, I believe, as the sun.

I cant say I blame them !   :-)

I know it seems like a joke, but I jest you not, that pesky polar jet stream shifting has bathed us in p1ssing rain for the last 3 months. As an aside - being a student of the science of climate, the moving of the said jet stream is enough to give this student nightmares. Ho hum, thats a tale for another time.

So onto the title of the post - I have been looking into getting an embroidery machine as I totally love the additions you can make to clothes, both self crafted and shop bought. I do also fancy a spot of hand embroidery as I am one of those handfulls of people that actually enjoy hand sewing. I know to many its a dirty word, but there is nothing better than putting the old feet up in front of the goggle box and sewing away. What I really want is a machine to embroider darling designs on clothes while I am busy sewing on my usual sewing machine. Now thats what I call time saving, and as we all know I am all about the saving of time at this point in my hectic life.  ;-)

Does anyone have any experience of embroidery machines ? If so please share as the whole process is a minefield. I am going to treat myself to it for my birthday. I think there is nothing better than treating yourself on your own birthday, you can have whatever you fancy, and its the treat day to top any other treat day in a year !

I have been looking this morning at reviews etc, and so far Janome seem to be in the lead. I was looking at a Singer model, but then I read someones blog and the comments were extremely thorough but were not very complimentary. Thank god for blogs eh ?

In other news I did a spot of fabric shopping while working in Tivvy on Wednesday and purchased some jersey, a twin ballpoint needle and some regular ballpoint needles. I also downloaded the free kimono t shirt pattern a la scruffy badger and I hope to have a bash at it over the weekend, maybe tomorrow.

Its so weird cos I was absolutely desperate for a similar t shirt pattern, and was looking to purchase one if I could find one (which I couldn't), then up pops the badger in a free one you can download the pattern here no less, paired with my favourite skirt (simplicity 2451 which is also on my (ever expanding) list to make). She was wearing my ideal outfit ! I was super jealous ! You can see it here. Man I love that badger !

So, the sun is shining, and if I work hard on my studies tonight I hope to sew tomorrow, and if the sun continues to make an appearance (which I doubt) then I will set up in the garden for a days sewing. Thus hitting up 2 of my favourite things at the same time.

BTW thanks guys for your awesome comments, I cant tell you how delighted I feel about the support you guys give. So, massive thanks for that  :-)

OK, well I live in hope that at least one of my clients turns up today. there are only 2 more chances lol !

I hope that whatever you are doing today, you get a chance to do something that makes you happy.

Bye for now

K xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Someone call the time police.


I need more time ! Can anyone help ?

The reason things have been pretty sparse around here is that I am smack bang in the middle of my university year, and to say things are pretty hectic around Clovelly Towers is a bit of an understatement ! Mr P has even had to take on the role of main housekeeper this week as I have not got time to cook or anything, this is the tightest for time I can ever remember being and I feel like a tightly coiled spring being pulled form end to end. I swear if Mr P had not taken over the household running this week I would have snapped.

This is how tight I am for time - I am writing this at work ! Lol   (A client has not turned up and so I am taking advantage of the free slot :-)

I have so many plans, but absolutely no time, I still need to post the details of my latest make and I am desperate to sew up a new skirt and top. I even called into Heathcotes on the way back from work last Wednesday and purchased new fabrics, it made me feel happy and fuelled my creative dreams. As thats all I can do right now, dream, lol.

To top it all the weather here in the UK is still awful, and we have as yet had no summer at all. All I can do is look wistfully at your blogs for my injection of sewing, and gaze jealously at your blue sky backdrops to your wondeful makes. Jealous, Me ? MUCH !

So, I hope to post something this weekend, and I also really want to try the grading up for the Cambie dress, I have also bought black jersey for my first attempt at sewing with it (not that I will ever have the time).

Can I just say thanks for bearing with me folks, I appreciate the fact that you are still here with me, and I love to read your comments they keep me going. I fully intend to be making like some some kind of maniac when my course finishes in October, but until then my friends, I am likely to be thin on the ground, I literally have shed loads of study to do and an assignement to write every 3 weeks. My word its grim, lol !

On a lighter note, the sun sems to be a peeking today, Ive almost finshed assignment number three, and its almost the weekend ! YAY !!  :-)

I hope you are all marvelous :-)  Thanks again for keeping me going during my darkest times, lol.

K xxx