I forgot to show you the threads I got awhile back, so I took a quick picture on my phone this morning while it was in my mind.
Perle # 5.
10 balls of perle # 5 and 2 of perle # 8.
I wanted them purely for practicing hardanger designs with, so I was happy to be able to get them cheaper.
Now to other news, very WOW! type news actually.
Well first off, a Lilac rose update I think.
Due to the 'wow' news I have for you, I got a little sudetracked from my poor rose over the weekend. I had hoped to finish it and probably would have in the normal way of things.
Still the rose itself is finished, so just the stem and leaves to go now.
I like the rose on the picture of the design though, so I'm hoping that once the greens are in, it will show the white parts off better.
More progress on this soon!!
Now, for the news!
This weekend Steve has bought me the most amazing present. I've been a little down on myself for some years now and it's only recently that I've made the effort to accept myself as I am and to pull myself back to the 'me' I used to be, years ago. and I'm really starting to feel better already.
So this weekend he took me out and bought me a SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been so overwhelmed by this.
When we first got married I had an old one given to me and a friend started to teach me to use it. Well I wanted to make all sorts with it, cushions and table cloths, doilies, things for the home.
The machine was old and complicated and I couldn't really get to grips with it, So I decided I was stupid and useless and confined it to the attic.
I ended up giving it away. :( I always wanted to try again, but didn't have the confidence in myself, plus it's the expense if you don't get on with it.
This weekend though, Steve says he felt I was making such efforts recently and trying so hard with myself, he wanted me to have something special and so here it is!!!
I'm SO grateful to him, but also terrified I won't be able to learn it. I've been looking around the internet trying to find simple instructions, in the hopes I'll be able to produce something good!
I feel SO spoilt! I've been quite tearful at their kindness and so now just want to learn to use it.
I want to make some pretty table covers and cushions and things for the home.
I haven't even been able to try it yet as I have no fabric, LOL.
I'm going to cut up some old curtains today though, to practice on and hopefully then I'll be able to go round the charity shops and pick up some bargain material that I can transform!
If any of you know any good 'idiot proof' tutorials, I'd be really grateful.
I hope you don't mind, I just wanted to share my excitement over this with you all.
:) :) :)