My new baby

I know lots of lovely bloggy ladies are expecting at the moment…but don’t get your hopes up.  I’d be thrilled but have more chance of winning the lottery! Without a ticket! 😉

And no…we haven’t got another fur baby either.  Alice-who-is-a-cat is getting increasingly ancient so we are letting her see out her days in peace without being tormented by a larger fur-ball than she.

No…for some time now I’ve been dreaming of having a second regular sewing machine.  A lovely older one, with a super straight stitch.  Obviously when I renovate the sewing loft (which will probably be in about 10 years!) I’ll get the Jones treadle machine up and running for quilting.

But until then I’ve just been dreaming. I’m mean, I already have 6 sewing machines.  For goodness sake, I’m turning into Peter! 😉

On Sunday we had planned to go to a local vintage fair as the kids were away with the grandparents and we had the day to ourselves.

But neither of us felt like it.

So we ended up at a bric-a-brac sale at one of our local charity venues.

It seems the Sewing Gods had other plans for me on Sunday.

There is hardly a mark on her. She sews like a dream.

Look at that stitch…it’s just perfect.

So The Husband, being the absolute enabler sweetie that he is offered to buy it for me as a treat for getting through the exams.

He’s the best.

And no fool when it comes to an absolute bargain.

I’m a very happy, very lucky lady!




22 Responses to My new baby

  1. Jane G says:

    definitely a bargain

  2. StephC says:

    He’s so cute! Congratulations. 😀 What a price!!

    And congratulations on getting through your exams! You should be so proud! 😀

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I’m very relieved about the exams. There have been several occasions when I really didn’t think I’d make it to the end…so I suppose I’m a little proud too!
      And I’m so thrilled about this machine. I cannot believe my luck!

  3. Anne W says:

    Fabulous bargain! And well done with the exams, even if they did throw up their own stresses!

  4. gingermakes says:

    How cool! Congrats! 🙂

  5. Lucky girl – keep your fingers crossed that one comes my way as I´d like to buy a new (well, new to me) machine to take back to Spain!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I’ve got everything crossed for you. Apparently it had only been in the building a very short time and had been put on the table only 10 minutes previously. Total serendipity!

  6. Tone says:

    so happy for you! I’m dreaming of a new machine as well, and i only have one 🙁 … and i want a serger…

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. I have to say that it was only wishful thinking but this was such an unexpected find. I hope you find a serger within your budget soon. They are a wonderful machine. I’ve had mine for years…it was a gift from my mum.

  7. K-Line says:

    You are practically turning into Peter! 🙂

  8. Sue Taylor says:

    SIX sewing machines! And there I was feeling guilty because I have two and would like a third one. I feel much better now. Mind you, with Ally Pally this weekend………I may still feel guilty by the end of the day on saturday :0)

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I know…it’s obscene isn’t it. I have kind and generous friends and a husband who turns a blind eye…and contributes 2 machines to the collection.

      Ally Pally!!!!!! I’m so envious. It’s such a great show and I always came away laden. Mum and I were saying we are going to do some shows next year when things quieten down here. Maybe we should come to London and meet up? Just thinkin’!

  9. That’s a superb bargain! I honestly think you need some spares…they break down when you most need them….

  10. Oh my 10 quid? That is amazing. Yipee :o)

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