yes, i hold my hand up and admit to having some very negative thoughts this week and i can see why Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side...but if he had owned a sewing machine, i feel it might have turned out a little better for him...(i still can't believe that sweet little boy could grow into such a bad man...my man says "that's life, Tif" and i say "but it's wrong he is just so sweet looking, how can he turn into Darth Vader") anyway i have digressed as usual
so it was my trusty therapist Miss S. Machine, that saved my soul and pulled me through, she took my 'anger and frustration' and channelled it into some serious creative energy...not even a squeak did she make until we had finished our mission of three bucket bags, seven full slips and three half slips...and then she made a rather nasty deep throaty growl, several gasps and a hiccup and then it was all over...
i don't mind telling you that i wept a little, i knew that i had pushed her to the brink, after all there is only so much a little sewing machine can bear, she has carried my woes of sadness this week and my tears of joy last week, all on her little shoulders...i carefully carried her to my chair and laid her down, i covered her with my 'took a thousand hours, knitted from my stash' blanket and am now praying for a small miracle to happen (my man did suggest that i read the manual, but as you know, Tif doesn't read manuals)...this was my first sign that Mr Bad Luck had invited himself in...do not weep for me dear readers, because the ever-so-lovely Miss Margery has come to visit the studio, she is all the way from our #1's bedroom...she's very sweet, seems to know what she's doing and actually (i'm whispering this bit so Miss S. Machine doesn't hear) seems to run smoother and faster!
no 'boxes' today, you'll have to wait until tomorrow because today is my favorite day of the week, yes it's 'Show and Tell', three cheers for 'Show and Tell'. so below are a few of the things that finally caused Miss S. Machine's emotional breakdown. if you would like to take a closer look, they are all hanging around over here...
and for my guest appearance (ooh, i am so excited about this one) i give you Nicole, one of my lovely customers...i came across this picture while browsing (don't ask me how, oh okay then, i know it's sad, but i googled dottie angel...are you happy now..)
and to start with i didn't actually recognize why it was related to 'dottie angel' as it just appeared to be a very beautiful lady in a pretty dress by some flowers (yes i know, it's flowers in yards again, i just can't help myself, i want a flower in my backyard too)...when i took a closer look, i realized it was a dottie angel slip, being worn as a dress over another slip...i asked Nicole if i could show all you lovely people out there, because i think it just proves how pretty a vintage slip looks worn as a summer frock...(a brief pause, as Nicole accepts her bouquet and curtsies to the standing ovation she has just received from us all)
more tales of 'Mr Bad Luck' await for tomorrow, he's made himself at home on my couch and is staying for a while ~ Tif