.......with some of my craft stuff and really play and get rid of some of those UFOs and maybe start some new projects as well. Finishing some of the UFOs would help de-clutter a little bit.
I now have my dads desk in situ in the computer/craft room. It will be dual purpose for my computer and also my sewing machine and over locker as well as other craft paraphernalia.
I have three pairs of trousers that need the seams reinforcing and new zips the trousers are still sound and plenty of wear in them so therefore worth repairing. Fortunately I was one of the generations that were taught to cook and sew and I have O level dressmaking and cooking although admittedly its a while ago since I did any serious sewing.
I have sorted out socket boards. I quite fancy a new sewing machine especially one with some embroidery stitches on. will have to have a good look around and see what is available. I have ended up in the past on two separate occasions buying machines that I was never totally happy with. only cheaper ones and I have promised myself a new one in due course. It would really help with my home made Christmas ethos for next year. I might make do until II can find something that will give me plenty of scope as I do not want to make an expensive mistake. I quite like the look of the Janome although I am aware there are other machines available.
I am hoping to start one of the men's shirts quilts over the holidays. It's an itch I have to scratch but I have to find my own way round things. I am sometimes a very slow learner equally other things I can pick up quickly but until it goes in and I have practiced I tend to be uncertain with things. And people then think I am a little dense. Besides I have a dressmaking fabric stash to reduce. much of it bought in Australia over 30 years ago.