A evil cough overcame me. accompanied by a very high temperature and migraines. It could hardly have come at a worse time... for the first time in months I had two paid-for things booked and I just didn't have time to be ill.
I spent a day and a half in bed trying to sweat it all out. I got up on the Saturday, dosed myself up (and kept myself dosed and hydrated ) so I could attend a long-awaited "tea tasting" course in London with my friend Y. Great course, really interesting, learned loads.
I spent the Sunday and Monday in bed in the hope that I would be well enough to go to my Overlocker one-to-one course in Brighton. Fortunately it was only 3 hours, and I'd arranged it for the middle of the day. Good course, learned a lot, but couldn't decide what to do about an overlocker. We'd used the exact model that a friend had recommended. It seemed fine, easy to thread. But I just didn;t feel as...enthused as I had expected. Back to bed, or lolling around the house, still dosing myself up trying to suppress the damn cough and get rid of the disjointed migraine.
I finally managed to make the pencil case for DGD's birthday, and on Monday we took her presents over. I didn't take a picture of the final one, but here's a pic of one of my earlier failures to give you the idea. The fabric is black and white, ready to be coloured in with fabric pens. I included a set of those as well.
I'd also promised someone some bunting, before I was unwell, and it was taking me days to make it. I could only do a bit at a time. And then, at last, on Tuesday I felt less unwell. I managed a trip to Ikea to take a load of stuff back, and to get the last few things for my sewing area.
I was also well enough to think more clearly about the overlocker. Another model - a different manufacturer - had caught my eye. On the way back from Ikea I called in to a dealer to take a look at this other machine but, sod's law, it was the one machine he didn't have in stock.
I finished the bunting.
I mentioned to DH that I was buying an overlocker. I expected him to roll his eyes, or to ask me where it would go. He didn't, which was quite sweet of him (or so I thought).
I then waited until yesterday to place my order, just in case I changed my mind.
I also bought an online pattern for a quick vest type shirt, which I printed and spent an hour sticking together today. And I bought some calico, so I could have a go at making a mock up before I actually used some proper fabric.
The delivery driver arrived a few moments ago, and I said "Oh, it's probably the overlocker".
"That was quick!" said DH as he opened the door. It's quite a big box...?" he said.
I went into the hall and looked at the box. "Yep, that's it". I said, "I'll get it out and try it a bit later".
"Is that another machine then? I thought you were just buying a special foot for your machine"
No wonder he though the box was a bit big.