Sunday, August 09, 2009

the weekend blogger strikes again

I'm going through a phase of blogging only at weekends again (I think it happened this time last year too). I feel like I have a split personality at the moment - the weekday me, and the weekend me. Needless to say, I much prefer the weekend me - I'm happier, more relaxed (read less stressed!) and get time to do this things that I enjoy - like pottering in the garden/greenhouse, reading, catching up from the week, being creative, cooking, and spending time my boy - Mr Monda. Mr Monda has been absent this weekend, visiting his parents so I have been home alone with my moggies. It's a strange feeling, almost like I don't know what to do with myself, by myself. This said, I have got quite a lot done this weekend.

One thing I wanted to do this weekend was try out my newly fixed and serviced sewing machine.
These interesting specimens were removed and replaced: A capacitor from the foot pedal (which caused the machine to work by itself!) and a new bobbin winder piece - apparently, this one was quite worn out.
It seems to be sewing well and seems a bit smoother too - such a relief. It cost £60 to be fixed and serviced by a nice man who came to the house (massively convenient) - a recommendation from a local fellow blogger - thanks Helen!
I think considering I've never had it serviced it was a good deal - especially if it means I can get years more sewing out of it.
During the week I also received some 'treasure' I purchased on ebay recently. In a moment of self indulgence, I bought a tin of old buttons - for my stash of course: The same seller had various other vintage items, so I indulged a bit more and bought a couple of old sewing/knitting books, and an old bridge set - mainly so I could cut them up and use them in some of my stitched paper collages:This last couple of days I've been working on some stitched postcards. I've made 8 different designs - so just need to photograph them and get them into my shop. Here is the first couple:

Back here next weekend then? :o)


The Curious Cat said...

Wow - I like the postcards - very inventive and cool! xxx

picciolo said...

what pretty postcards, I love the little birds
: )

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Cat said...

I'm glad your machine is happy again, the results are beautiful! And I'm drooling over the buttons you found : )

I received the cards from your giveaway yesterday, they are lovely. Thanks so much for sending them, I'm sure whoever receives them from me will love them!

Cat x

Handmade in Israel said...

Funny how we fall into patterns for the days we blog. For me it seems to be Sunday and Thursday! Enjoy your quiet weekend. Nice postcards!

Jhon said...

WOW!.... what pretty postcards, I love the little birds.
Thanks so much for sending them, I'm sure whoever receives them from me will love them!

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thekathrynwheel said...

Oh I love your stitched postcards. Cuuuute! Kate