This weekend just gone was a long weekend for us in New Zealand. No early morning school start - so I decided to take advantage of this and partake in some flower arranging. Meg's Garden got pulled out last night and was spread across the lounge floor.
It wasn't till the clock struck 1am that I realised I had become totally involved in arranging these flowers, peeling and sticking, re-sticking, moving, standing back and admiring, then hitting repeat. This is my little floral jigsaw and I am having so much fun with it. Right down to the "oh no that won't do"
I really am pleased with how this is turning out - however I will admit to being slightly nervous when I think about the raw edge applique. This is because my sewing machine isn't my best friend at the moment. It's on the way out, dying a slow and painful death. The doctors aren't too sure what the problem is, perhaps just old age.
I think it's because I am cursed! I have never had a new sewing machine, mine have all been second hand (except the little blue toy sewing machine I had when I was little, it did chain stitch and was reliable!) and they just don't love me like they should.
Oh don't laugh. No, have a laugh, I am! She has an air of reliablity about her don't you think! So to get in her good graces I am going to name her ... any ideas? I was thinking Mabel. Able Mabel.
As a result of this development I have decidied that next weekend I will win lotto and with the winnings I am going to buy new sewing machine!
So till next time
I had a couple of comments asking what size hexagon I use. I use a 1½ inch - that is a side is 1½ inch.
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