I posted about the machines on Facebook and totally forgot to blog about them!
Aren't they sweet!
John bought me the Wilcox & Gibbs. She is 10" to the top of the wheel and sews a beautiful chain stitch like a dream.
As that one looked a bit lonely we then bought the immaculate little Essex which also sews beautifully and is 7" to the top of the spool pin.
And it came with this diddy, teeny child's Casige which is only 5.5" to the top of the spool pin and works too.
In the making department I have been cracking on with the EG Course and two Artful Gathering workshops. I would show progress pictures but I usually don't because the course tutor has gone to a lot of trouble to put these together and I think progress pictures would undermine that and probably breech a copyright or two. They are also paid for courses and again it's wouldn't be fair on the tutor to bandy her lessons about freely on the internet. I'm sure you understand!
I did finish another Olivia cardie.
It just needs blocking and buttons but it's a lovely crinkly lightweight yarn by Sirdar called Raffaella. I have so many spare and odd balls now I can see where the term Granny Blanket came from! I must do something with them all. Perhaps a crocheted blanket.....
It was also Mike's birthday a couple of weekends ago and I drew a portrait of Grandpup Remi for him.
In case you were wondering about the rusty nails panel, they have oozed a little!
Don't forget all pictures can be clicked on to be made bigger.
I will confess that in the beginning I did spray with a little salty water but other than that they've done their own thing. No idea why some marks went up and some down but I'm happy with that.
The build is plodding along. We are all Celotexed in so it's almost like having real walls. The roofer starts next week. Wiring for the solar panels is in place as is most of the rest of the wiring. The Plumber is also starting next week to install a whole new thermal store system, could be fun juggling the amount of water we have to use! Bathrooms are all ready to be delivererd and the bedrooms are in the plans stage. Can't move in the garage for 'stuff'!
Finally hello to new followers, waving madly from the outer reaches of Dorset. I'm glad you found your way over.
Keep cool in the heat everyone! Unless you're down under of course.