13 June 2011

Blooming late!

I mean to upload this last Monday!! I thought I'd scheduled but just realised I had a typo in the date (2012 instead of 2011, silly girl)

This was my creation for the Design Dollies June Colour Challenge. Wendi chose the devine colour combo of yellow, orange, white and aqua blue - and I had a ball playing around in my scraps folders to come up this layout:


I also had a ball with the machine stitching.

Back story: My sewing machine has been playing up for a few months, and I finally gave up and took it in to my local Janome shop a few weeks ago to see what was wrong. The lady there asked how long it had been since its last service. I gave her a blank look - I've had it since around 1996, and it belonged to my Mum for around 10 years before that... so at least 25 years, maybe longer? The lady was shocked (and made me feel really ashamed that I'd neglected my baby!!) Nothing had ever gone wrong, so it never occurred to me to have it serviced before. I handed my baby over to her care, and after a long-overdue tweaking, my Janome is running smoother than I ever believed possible!

This is the first layout I did after getting my machine back so I just HAD to play around a bit ;)

I'm entering my layout at:
# By the Cute and Girly ~ In the garden


  1. Oh wow, who would have thought that our sewing machines (although I don't have one) need servicing like our cars (reminds me I need to do that too. lol) I love love this bring and funky layout, those colours rock my girl. Say hi to dear Jazi from Nate and I. Melxx

  2. Glorious colours Karen, and a fabulous layout. Love all the stitching - so pleased your Janome is in good health again! My last machine was a Janome and I loved it.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog today - hope to "see" you again. Hugs, Sylvia xx

  3. Lol....I keep thinking I should take my sewing machine in for a service but it is just not getting there. It's probably ten years for me. I love the card you created. Wonderful colours.

  4. Fabulous layout I love the colours and the stitching looks fab...
    Mandy x

  5. I had a very similar experience, although only 15 years between purchase and first service...

    Love this Lo, must add stitching more, looks fab xx

  6. This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna


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