Oh this week has not been fab, DrMr and I have been dealing with some fairly hideous work stuff going on (not Georgie Love of course, his biggest bugbear is that I am not sharing enough sandwiches with him)*.
BUT in good news, I got the Janome that I found in hard rubbish serviced ($86.50, yep through that brilliant man in Tecoma) who says it's a BRILLIANT machine and is sewing beautifully and I pick it up this afternoon, which I am excited about. I just now need to learn how to use it. Apparently it even has two extra stitches (overlock and feather stitch) which aren't listed on the machine, a quirk of the model. I tried to explain that I understand straight and vaguely zig-zag, so these are wasted on me, but he has done like a sample stitchy sheet thing for my viewing pleasure.
And FINALLY, I am drawing the winner of the BRUSSELSPROUTS giveaway on Monday, so if you haven't entered yet and you would like to win a piece of your choice (in the size of your choice, obviously!) then get to it!
Oh I need to take a photo of what I have been making in my slightly underwhelming ceramics class But reason I love DrMr #45567 - I showed him some ceramic ducks I made by hand for Rubes (who is OBSESSED with ducks) and he admired them and said very seriously "they look great, THEY LOOK LIKE THEY MUST HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE". Hahahahahahaah, no, but I love the enthusiasm and support, even if my duckies are a little lame.
(* note: we are ok, we are both still employed, we are just forced to deal with some unpleasant issues which are never fun, but all too common in the workplace. But I may be taking a little bloggy break to look after my family)