LIKE A FRUITCAKE!
You probably think me daft .... you know doolally ....or perhaps even losing my grip.....lost a screw..... but I am feeling absurdly content with the early present I have bought for myself from myself for Christmas ..........
....for months now I've been reviewing comments online about this machine ...that machine trying to decide which sewing machine would be the best one for me, considering I am a complete beginner....a total ignoramus where sewing machines are concerned. All this time I've seen some very nice sewing machines,terribly tempting and at really good prices but I have hesitated with the persistent thought that what if I spend all that money and then I muck up the machine because I don't know what I'm doing, it would be such a waste.
About a month ago a friend mentioned that she had a cheap Silvercrest sewing machine which she bought from Lidl and that she was very pleased with it. Since then I've been checking out the reviews online about this brand and found that most of the comments were quite favourable when you take into account that its a very cheap basic machine. I continued to hesitate thinking also the Silvercrest machine could turn out to be a cheap nasty bit of junk too....but as fate would have it....last Wednesday I heard on the Tv that Lidl would have a new model Silvercrest sewing machine for sale as from Friday 7th December for 89€ (that's approx 73 pounds)!!!!.
Now then fate seems to have stepped in again here because I gave my last class at The Red Cross Friday morning and my return journey home goes right past the Lidl supermarket and I tell you I swear it was as if my car had a mind of its own, as before I even knew it I was parking my car in the Lidel parking lot and was queuing at the till with a great big white box in my arms that contained .....yes of course the Silvercrest sewing machine!
That's not all though I have already threaded it AND fitted the bobbin in AND sewn a bit of fabric together to check it works ok AND now I am looking around my house trying to decide what I am going to make first.....this may seem all very simplistic and dum dum to you expert sewing machinist out there but I feel CHUFFED ( translated as over the moon)that I have got that far.....and now I am going to celebrate with a nice glass of red....Rioja I think!!!
have a great weekend