I still can’t believe it’s day 50!


Good evening!

I set out today with lots of tasks to do….and it has turned out to be one big FAIL!I knew after I was showing off this morning about how ahead I was that the day was doomed.

So what went wrong?

Well as you know we have had more than a drop of rain in the UK at the moment. We all awoke, well south of the Scottish border did, to the pitter patter again this morning. It made me more determined to go out and buy the raincoat that I am in desperate need of. So on into town I went…in the rain. There was a spring in my step as I sashayed down the high street and into my favourite shops.

Now I am not sure whether the buyers for the major retail shops have either ignored the fact…or just got off a plane from the southern hemisphere, but the last time I looked out the window I noticed that we live in a country with a history of consistent rain. Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer, our weather doesn’t discriminate. Yes we have had droughts announced already, but this is an unusual event…and since droughts have been declared it has not stopped raining! And as the spring and summer clothing seasons are six months ahead, did they not take into account the British summer time?

So what did I find. Nothing! Zilch! Zero! Actually I tell a lie. There were countless trenchcoats…not good for my body shape. There was a mac that on the peg looked alright, but when I put it on I looked like Dawn French in the sketch where she is going around the world in a boat and the toggle on her anorak gets stuck. That was who was staring at me through the mirror! A hundred quid to look like a plank, I think not!

So I set of home, money still in my pocket, feeling very sorry for myself.

Never mind, I have got lots to do to take my mind of it I thought. I set about cutting and ironing, ready for a monster making session this evening.  I was well into things when the call came to pick up the car from the garage. So reluctantly I set off, leaving behind all the things I told myself I needed to do.

I returned to the conservatory with a  vengeance. But what was happening? No! Why is the machine acting like this? NOOOOOOOO!

I have a poorly machine! The tension is all wrong and no matter what I do I cannot sort it out. One of the first things that I was shown to do when I first started learning how to use a sewing machine was to strip it  down and give it a proper service. I have done all that, and it is still not having it. So it is off to machine A and E tomorrow.

Unfortunately this means I have nothing to show you this evening. 😦 I could show you a pile of cut out shapes….but I want the big reveal.

So reluctantly I will say goodnight, and hopefully I can make it up to you tomorrow by showing you lots of lovely craftiness. I am now going to plod my way sadly to bed.



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