Fifty five years ago my father persuaded me to part with the huge sum of $300 to purchase a swanky new Elna SU.
Since then it has sewn me thousands if not millions of kilometres of beautiful even stitches and hundreds of buttonholes. But today my friend failed me - the gearing on the buttonholer has seized up. So I need to quickly get my next two projects finished before taking her off to her second ever mechanical overhaul.
Currently I have this fabric almost completed and when the final stitching is complete it should transform into this
And why have I had a day sewing? We were planning to travel to Tauranga for a brief holiday over Easter but Cyclone Cook is disrupting plans and is currently making landfall just south of where we are booked to stay. So we will travel tomorrow instead and I have made use of the time today. See you when we get back:-)
I work for a large Government Department. Outside work I enjoy embroidery and stitch mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.