Yay I am perkier now!
Indeed my delivery was not a patchwork cushion,
but a spanky new machine.
Here she is.
I have never had a new machine; always a hand-me-down, two of which I still have.
The projects that needed sewing were stacking up,
and there is only so many times you can borrow your Mums machine!
After a sweaty hour in sewing world and a lot of umming and rubbing of chin,
I decided upon this Janome qxl605.
It was a total minefield for me really,
but thankfully the lovely assistant Debbie was a star, which was so helpful.
To the amazement of my husband I didnt even switch the machine on yesterday!
Such was the daunting feeling I had about the
No worries! Everything has worked a treat.
The best button so far snips the threads after finishing.
As usual always jumping in with both feet,
I finally made up one of the vintage patchwork cushions,
I'm chuffed once more.
It's backed with plain cream, which sets off the patchwork just lovely.
I even managed to follow the instructions for fitting a zip.
A bit tricky, but once understood not too taxing.
Next time I shall reverse it so the flap is lying the opposite way,
I'm still learning the ways of this new toy.
So there we are...
life might not always seem peachy to me..
but there are glimpses of genius!
ps. thankyou to my sweet mother in law,
for without her kind gift this post would still be a dream!