I thought I was going to sneak a few minutes sewing yesterday.... but it wasn't to be.
I get my sewing machine out of its bag, plugged everything in.... changed the thread and what's this? The needle wasn't going down into the hole in the needle plate to pick up the bobbin thread. Arhhh! Why? It was working fine when I put it away. I changed the needle in case it had some how gotten bent ... no that wasn't it.
Nothing I did made any difference. Panic set in ... I could imagine that this would take ages to fix and I don't have the luxury of time without a sewing machine.
But I was so, so lucky because in the next village a sewing machine business has been set up in one of these rural business units that seem to be springing up everywhere. I rang them, they said they'd look at it there and then.
I couldn't believe my luck, he was absolutely true to his word.... it all took less than ten minutes for him to sort it all out. It just goes to show that it's often so much better to deal with people who care about their businesses. They're moving into a shop in the town as they need to expand a little and I hope they do well with it because I really think they deserve it.
Now, my mini crisis over I can get back to my sewing.... I've a few sewing projects on the go...
Three pretty little patchwork blocks are crying out to become something... I was making a rice bag at the time and I got a little distracted ... but that's another story.