Then I got my ornaments out for Autumn and Winter. When I can I collect these. I know they might not be to everyone's taste but I love them and this time oh year they just seem.....just so right.
The dresser really needs a rub down and rewax
another "little" job for DH.
The top two shelves are always for my favourite bits. The biggest bottom shelf is where I do my season display.....and add a bit for Christmas etc .
This afternoon I decided to go into the annex and get some die cutting done, I was on a roll. I had all the felt ready with the dies I wanted to cut in ready to cut piles. The sun was shining through the annex window.
Ten minutes later I was operating the handle of my die cutting machine and it came off in my hand.
I could of cried. I must of had this machine over 10, maybe longer years. The handle had completely sheared off. Unfortunately it cannot be repaired.
I have used this machine so much, I adore it. Along with my sewing machine they are vital to my crafting and it is broken beyond repair!!!! I sat in the craft room debating . Knowing without my little machine all my Christmas craft sewing was going to be impossible. It takes all the hard work
out of cutting for me....
I don't think I am impulsive .I use it for patchwork making, felties all year round, cards, tags , so I went back into the house and ordered a replacement. When I buy a big item I always have to justify
to myself that I really need it and it will be used and is a investment....a die cutter is all those things to
me. My new one is due to be delivered today. The rest of the day I sat sticking more felties together.
I have made a couple more new ones that I love . I did some sewing to finish other bits off and trimmed some patchwork squares.
These became these
I hope to put a small quilt together..
At least doing these little squares cheered me up.
Today I must get my paper and string swap sorted...it just needs that little tidy up bit.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments...I so love hearing from you and when the Internet lets
me play I do try to reply . I made some phones calls today too and living here is apparently the
reason why I am having problems. They are apparently laying new optic cables nearby and we have
a slow streaming (broadband speed) so maybe things may get better in time with the new optic
See you soon.....xx