Getting some sewing done

My sewing machine started playing up about a week or so before we went away. The tension was being all silly and I just couldn't get it sorted. It was driving me a little crazy, it ended up getting so bad that I just had to give up trying to sew anything - aghhh! me, not sewing? Not good. But you know it actually turned out to be rather good timing, as my sister Frith has just recently discovered a Bernina sewing machine repair guy just a few houses down from her. So I bundled up my trusty old machine and crammed it in to the back of the car between cots and bedding and gumboots and such to come along with us on our journey.


Sweatshirt for Isla with squirrel embroidery.
That was fun to make, I see more embroidery on things in the future.

This wonderful fellow had it all serviced and up and running like a dream within a few hours, and all for only $40, my last service cost $90. So I'm pretty happy now, and making up for lost sewing time. And I can see this won't be the last time my sewing machine joins us on out of town family visits.
Actually it's not only my sewing machine services I'll be travelling long distances for, but my hair cuts too, Frith your hair dresser is great! I haven't had a cut this good for a long time. I quite like your opp shop too, maybe I should just move to Waihi.


Merino top made from one I got at the opp shop for me that didn't fit.


8 comments

Frith said...

Yip, its decided you HAVE to move!!
Love the photos of Isla, did you do the embroidery on her sweater?? So cool. xx

speckled egg said...

Wow that squirrel embroidery is gorgeous! And I must pop in and see that repair man next time I'm on the way to Aucklend- I have to pick mu sewing machine up from the Bernina shop on Friday and it's going to be (hold on to yourself) $120!

kristin said...

I agree, The little squirrel is just gorgeous!

Our Green Nest said...

So so cute!! Love the lil' squirrel!

hanna said...

I agree with Frith-the move to Waihi is, as they say, a no-brainer! (but I suspect you've heard that all before eh Hanna!)
Your stretch sewing is looking very professional and it looks like Isla is grooming herself to be a model!

mee said...

Aha! Who didn't sign out on my computer! Read the above comment as from Mee, not Hanna!

stephanie said...

What a great smile your girl has! I love it. Cute squirrel, too!

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