Today my sewing machines were discharged from their “hospital” and I gladly collected them. It has been lonely without them and I admit, I was rather worried that my Blue Elna wouldn’t be able to be repaired. However both are working beautifully.
That Elna has been with me for something like 55 years? I remember Father persuading me to spend more than I really wanted to and purchase one the same brand as Mother’s was at the time. It was painful parting with so much of my hard earned holiday-job-money but it was a wise buy. Mother’s machine eventually stopped working and not long before he died Father bought her a small basic Janome. I’m so glad I kept that and have a back up.
Recently a friend gave me two lengths of fabric from her mother’s estate and I am going to stitch a blouse with the fine Japanese cotton and attempt a pair of lined trousers from the wool gaberdine. An pair of trousers bought many many years ago are being sacrificed for the pattern and I have found a helpful series on YouTube to guide me through. Not right now though.
My older brother is very unwell and next week I am making the journey north to see him for possibly the last time. A 9 hour drive will be quite an adventure but I have the satisfaction of knowing that only yesterday my Mazda passed it’s check with flying colours. I will be taking a bag of embroidery, knitting and some books with me as well as low expectations of how much may be accomplished. Little Sister will also be there and hopefully we can ease some of the burden for Sister-in-law. So once again I may be off the radar for some time. But there may be something of note to record when next I’m back at the blog.