Monday, 16 June 2008

Update 2

Well here we are at the end of week 2 already, I am quite happy to report that the Funk has now gone and last week I actually lost 1lb... it might not seem like much but it's still a step in the right direction and is better than not losing anything or even putting weight back on! Thank you for all your support so far. This week will be better.

Now for some crafting news, yesterday I took a big step and actually used my sewing machine to start sewing my bunting. It was all going swimmingly when I ran out of thread on my spool - this is a big thing when you've never rethreaded one before, I managed this okay or so I thought. When I started stitching again the top thread was alright but the bottom thread had gone all loopy. I can here all you sewers out there going ahhh and knowing what the problem was straight away. I didn't, so I trawled the internet which said 'tension' - so I fiddled with this for about an hour all to no avail. Then I had a thought of inspiration.. my saviour across the pond would know what the problem was . After a few e-mails back and forth and my rethreading with a different thread and making sure it was in anti clockwise hurrah all solved.

At this point Baby G woke from his nap so I was unable to do anymore sewing.. instead I nipped out for a seam ripper!
For the rest of the afternoon I was itching to get back to my machine . Finally it was bed time for the boys and tonight it was my turn to put them to bed. But then I had a huge dilemma, I like football and have been watching Euro 2008 but I needed to sew... how could I watch the Portugal match and do my bunting?
After reading Milo his story and tucking him in I came downstairs to this.....

Hub had moved the kitchen table into the back room for me and set up the machine so I could sew and watch telly. Isn't he just the best? I hasten to add that this is the room where the boys normally play!!
I got all the bunting triangles sewn and now tonight I will just have to put the binding on. Fingers crossed all goes well :-)

9 comments:

Simone said...

Sewing and watching Television. Now that is clever! Well done with regards to losing the weight.

Vanessa said...

Well done on the weight loss, I have been really bad this week, but I do feel that my stomach has gone down but that I think is down to the fact that I have stopped eating so much bread!

Well done on the sewing front!

Vanessa x

LizzieJane said...

Good for you on your weight loss, I am glad that you are out of your funk.

Adrienne said...

Yeaa ! On all fronts. I have been sewing for some time and I still mess up threading my machine. sigh.
What a great hubbie!

driftwood said...

congrats on losing the funk and the 1lb.
what a sweetie your hubby is to move the sewing machine for you, can't wait to see how you've got on!

Myriam said...

How sweet!! I love the setup you have now!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sewing and TV is a winning combination! Glad your sorted out your tension woes - nothing is more frustrating tht when yur machine doesn't run in a nice straight line! Can't wait to see the finished bunting....

Louise said...

I always watch the telly while I'm sewing. Well done on getting the bunting done - can't wait to see it.

sarahmurray said...

How sweet of your hubby, he's a keeper! I just made my first bunting as well. It turned out pretty cute. I remember getting used to a sewing machine for the first time. I almost threw it out the window! It will all become second nature soon. :)