The sewing machine so cleverly regenerated by Uncle Dutch finally gave up the ghost and so now we are the proud owners of a new machine!!!!
In my mind I had a few things I really wanted my new machine to be able to do: automatic reinforced beginnings and endings so there were no ends to tie off, needle up/down, and a good buttonhole attachment. I also wanted it to be less mechanical and more electronic. High expectations indeed. The lady at one shop was really only interested in selling me a very expensive machine with lots of embroidery stitches. My old machine had a bazillion and I hardly ever used them. I like to embroider by hand. The nice lady at SewWorld knew exactly what I would like and I would have bought it immediately, but I made myself try some sewing and I asked some questions while she showed me how it all worked. I am very happy with my new machine!!!!!
So I have been doing a little sewing on my old, and then on my new, machine. I have made 20 little coin purses. They aren't lined and they aren't perfect: I have been getting to know my new machine!! Two are contrary and have their little tabs on the opposite side!! I used some of the 166 zips I was given so I feel virtuous. The fabric is from my stash, my much ironed and lovingly folded stash!!!
I am giving them away, one each to the first 20 people who leave a comment saying they would like one. Each little coin purse has a number, so if you'd like one especially, you can say #1 for example, in the comment, otherwise It will be lucky dip!! I will email you to ask for your posting details and send them off next week!!!
No-one is too far away from here, they fit into an ordinary envelope. Well, maybe a galaxy far, far away is too far away!!!
Thus Far We Have:
TinkingBell, Michelle and Jan-Lucky Dip.
Monika, Shan and Sasha- 'Other'!!!!
Harki is feeling very loved, what with all the lovely comments she received. Peri is having a little conniption because Harki growls when Gilly is nipping her ears and she thinks Harki is growling at her and then needs to lie on me and be patted. Harki never growls at Peri, so she is a little confused!!