Friday, June 03, 2011
Another New Month
What have I been up to? Well, I went to Spain for a week, I went to the hairdressers, twice to the beauty salon, and my new sewing machine was delivered:

The Brother Innovis 10 anniversary edition - so far I have been learning how to use it, but I've managed to shorten straps on summer dresses as well (since I need to wear them). It's funny, you don't need a pedal for this machine, although there is one, and I feel happier using that that flicking the "sew" switch. I'm old, I guess :)

I've also finally updated my sidebar to show my Crazy January projects, and there are two I have finished and need to photograph. The train journey to Spain was good stitching time, as were the afternoons when it was too hot for me to go out.

I went to Barcelona on two days while I was at Santa Susanna, and I can report that I found no really good stitching shops, nothing that we cannot get here. But there is a nice yarn shop right next to the Picasso Museum, with local hand-dyed yarn and Malabrigo far cheaper than in France.

Still the new project has not started, it is now supposed to be next week, although it can't be Monday, because my boss is on holiday today and has not told me that I should be anywhere on Monday - and I've arranged to meet a friend from Australia, who is visiting Paris with her sister. This is the longest time I've had at home for about four years, and certainly the longest time I have had unassigned, so I'm trying to make the most of it.

Oh, for "Cross Stitch", who asked where I got the Mademoiselle Paris pattern, it was at Des Fils et Une Aiguille in the rue Chabanais, but you can also get it at C Mon Mode online shop:
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