I am staying out of the way today as Mom is a whirling dervish! She is busy getting the house cleaned, washing and ironing done and everything ready for Youngest to go back to school tomorrow.
I hate this time of year as I am so used to The Boys being off that I hate it when they go back to school, they are so much fun!
Today is warm and sunny and I have been out playing in the garden today, as it has been too warm for a walk. I have inspected the garden thoroughly and made sure that the pesky squirrel is not hiding and I did almost catch a magpie last night but it was too quick and hopped onto the fence and flew off!
Mom and Dad are having a date night on Friday which means I will be home with The Boys, which will mean lots of sweet treats, but don’t tell Mom!!!!!
I hope the warm weather lasts a little longer as I love the door being open to the garden all day and I can wander in and out. As it starts to get cold Mom keeps the door shut so I am hoping it is going to be the Indian Summer they have predicted.
I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather.
Do you remember the good old days when you had a coffee machine which had a jug and a filter? You used to put the coffee in, fill it up with water and then the wonderful smell of coffee infused the kitchen? Well we decided to buy this machine for Eldest and he has been busy playing with it and for him it makes a great drink.
For me it has a mind of its own and decides to either not dispense the right amount of water or the coffee tastes yuck!!!!!!
My phone decided to have a moment yesterday and wouldn’t send any texts or messages!
My car started beeping at me when I started the engine with a message about the tyre pressure system!
My Accounts package which I had managed to get sorted two weeks ago has gone on the fritz again!
So on this basis I am not going to touch my new machine today!
Eldest came home this morning from filming, buzzing again. There was only sixteen of them last night filming so the odds are going up that we will seem him when it is finished! We were joking that if we get to go to the premier with all our friends and family, when we see him on the screen we will all be jumping saying “look, look it’s Alexander!!!!!”
Can you tell how proud of him we are ?
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Look at my new machine! Isn’t my Darling Husband wonderful to have bought it for me? I would never have bought this on my own!!!!! It is a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8200 QC and it does everything!
I had a new sewing machine three years ago because DH managed to, by accident, to knock my old one off my desk with his briefcase he was carrying! It was a pure accident but I had had my old machine since I was about eight so it was a real loss. The old machine was metal and so when it landed on the tile floor it really did not fair well!
Fortunately it was covered on our house insurance so when I went to buy the replacement I took my old book into the store and said I wanted my new machine to do everything the old one did. They recommended the Janome range and it is a great machine. This is before I started quilting.
Obviously it is a sewing machine and I have managed to do some lovely things on it but really struggled to quilt anything bigger than a cot size quilt on it. So when we went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham there was a huge Janome stand and DH said lets have a look! One thing I didn’t have on the new machine which my old one did was an extra long table. I have looked at the accessories but you could not buy a table for the machine I have.
Of course you can get tables for the specific quilting machines!!!! So DH asked one of the sales ladies to give us a demonstration of the quilting machines and they had three of the big ones there. They all did the same with just a few differences in amount of stitches etc. So he said we would have the middle priced one and that was it! My new machine was coming home with us!!!!
Since it has arrived and I have unpacked it, I haven’t had chance to play yet and the anticipation is killing me!! We have been so busy with Eldest and all his celebrations that I haven’t even unpacked the things I took away with me. However this weekend I am determined to get something done. I have lots of things to finish and start so need to get a move on.
One thing I did get done is the Pin It pincushions for the Pin It Blog Hop which begins on September 10th. I will be posting the schedule up soon and as with all of Madam Samm’s Hops this one is going to be great.
So a Huge Hug and thank you to my Darling Husband for spending his pennies on me!
Have a Marvelous Monday!
(PS The filming went well last night for Eldest and he is in the action! When we know more about the film I will let you know!!!!)