I decided to give myself a week’s break from my cruise dresses to recharge my batteries as it had been pretty much full on toile for the past couple of weeks.
As there wouldn’t be time to start a new project I used this opportunity to do things I’d either been putting off due to lack of time, or just hadn’t got round to doing.
One of those things was my Mam’s sewing machine. When my Mam passed away last year we (myself, Mr Gertie, my sister and her family) were sorting though her house to remove anything of value. As the house was going to be empty, and word would have got round the neighbourhood of her passing, we thought it best not to leave valuables there.
We were nearly finished, with just my Mam’s sewing room left to go though. My sister asked if I would like to take home my Mam’s sewing machine. About six Christmas’s ago we’d bought her a new one to replace her old machine.
I had no need of it but said I’d take it and put it on Freecyle. “I don’t think you’ll be doing that”, she replied then wiped off the cover. I stood there, mouth open, stunned in amazement, and for the first time ever in my life, lost for words !!!!!!
Revealed was a thousand pound computerised sewing machine – definitely not the one we’d bought her....
My Mam loved the machine we’d bought her but as she was getting more and more advanced in her patchwork and quilting, wanted something which would allow her to that.
She’d kept it a secret from me as she didn’t want to appear ungrateful seeing as Mr Gertie and I had bought her a sewing machine several Christmases ago.
As my sister already had an expensive sewing machine she was more than happy for me to have it.
Other than having a quick look at it, I shamefully hadn’t had the time to have a good play with it, that was until now. As you might expect it’s fabulous. I won’t though be assigning mine to the loft as there are a couple of features on my machine that my Mam’s doesn’t have.
Mr Gertie became a gentleman of leisure on Friday as he took early retirement from work. Here’s a photo of the chocolate cake I made especially for him.
I’m afraid my cake decorating skills leave a lot to be desired !!!! However the overall verdict from Mr Gertie was it tasted yummy.
I’ve got loads of jobs lined up to keep him out of mischief – imagine a list as long as several loo rolls !!!!
I have promised I won’t work him too hard. He can have all bank holidays off, though we're still negotiating on weekends......
Have a great week.
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