Wow, it's good to be back. Taking me away from my sewing machine for two weeks is like taking away an alcoholic from their favourite tipple (not that I drink alcohol, horrid stuff, tastes like vinegar). BUT ANYWAY. Sewing is my addiction and I sure have missed it. So much so, that I spent a large amount of my holiday dreaming about pattern purchases that can be made when I returned home. I may have already sort of accidentally on purpose ordered a Miette Skirt in the lovely sale over at Tilly and the Buttons. Ahh, sales. Yum. Who can resist?
When I woke up this morning I instantly went down to my sewing machine, whereby a miracle occurred. I got to work on Deer and Doe's Chardon Skirt which I'm making in red cotton, so I filled the bobbin up with matching thread. That thing moves so fast, unbeknown to me half the thread had ended up UNDERNEATH the bobbin rather than on it, so frustratingly I had to pull it out and waste it. I don't know what happened, I was sure I'd put the bobbin on properly. So then, I went to thread the needle and pick up the lower thread but panicked when the needle physically would not move. It was stuck. Totally and utterly stuck. I fiddled around and nothing helped, so practically in tears at the thought of losing my machine I went to fetch mum, who had no idea how to fix it but said she'd take it to a repair shop as soon as possible. Then I fiddled around a bit more and suddenly the needle moved. WHAT. My sewing machine fixed itself. That thing is so cool. I still have no idea what went wrong but my mum went back to her ironing, rolling her eyes, and I got down to sewing pleats on a machine which was miraculously good as new. I guess I'll never know for sure what happened there, but at least it seems fixed.
Miracle machine. Has anything like that ever happened to you?
Tomorrow I think I'll probably finish my skirt and get to work on my Lilou Dress for the Love at First Stitch: One Make a Month competition, as July is nearly over! It feels strange to leave a blog post pictureless though so here are a few photos of my time in France: