Thursday, September 9, 2010

My (Damaged and Serviced) Creative Space

I haven't been doing much sewing (the machine kind) of late.

Poor Basil (the machine), each and every time I would put my foot to the pedal he would emit a sound akin to an 'old school' steam engine busting it's chops to get up a hill " I think I can, I think I can, I think I can and then one day - he couldn't.

Neither forward or back would Basil go.

So after some consultation with some local ladies in the know I took him off to the fixer-uperer of the sewing machine kind.

And now he is back!
He runs smoothly, emitting only the sound that a sewing machine should make (this is so entirely foreign to me as Basil has sounded so poorly for so long I forgot what a sewing machine should sound like).

So, with a new one of these I can now see what I am doing .
And a new one of these...(check out the damage to the plate that 'someone' has caused)
I have been severely reprimanded by the sewing machine fixer-uperer's and advised not to push or pull when sewing.
Hmmmmmm could be something in that 'pearl of wisdom'.

Head over to Kirsty's to see who else has stuff to show and tell today.

Happy sewing to you.


Knicky Knacks said...

Great to hear its back up and running. Look forward to seeing what creative gems you come up with now you have Basil working at full capacity.

Teresa said...

I love that you name your sewing machine...glad he is feeling better....happy sewing =O)

Kirsty said...

Crikey...i'd be getting a rap over the knuckles for sure.

Kate said...

What do you mean 'don't push or pull'? That's what sewings all about isn't it?
Have fun with the fixed up Basil. I might need to get the details of the fixer uperer at some stage.

Sally said...

YAY for Basil! I hope you two find lots of quality time together real soon.

Zane Wooder said...

Sometimes sewing machines can last a long time. My mom has had her's for years and she has never had any mechanical problems.

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