Tuesday 24 February 2015

My accident & introducing "Madge"

Hi there, sorry I haven't posted in a few days. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I badly burnt both of my hands on the hot glue gun. It was pretty nasty and left me out of action for a number of days, but my wounds are healing nicely and I now have full use of both hands again.

My left hand.

My right hand. 

Just as I started to catch up on lost sewing time my 43-year old Elna Supermatic sewing machine died. Mum very generously lent me hers for a few days but it didn't like me very much.

This morning my brand-new-to-me Janome arrived by courier - SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! It is a gift from a VERY special friend who has recently upgraded her own machine so this one was now surplus to her and was needing a loving home. I can't tell you who she is but I think some of my closest friends will guess who my fairy godmother is - actually she's more of an angel than a fairy and I cannot thank her enough for her loving generosity! 

I've decided to name the Janome "Madge". 😃

This is Madge - a Janome Memory Craft 6500. 

I haven't had a chance to play with Madge yet as I need to earn my Janome degree & I admit I am feeling rather nervous as she's so modern & computerised! But I am also very excited & am looking forward to learning how to use her.  She has a automatic thread cutter!!! SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! And a needle down button! (Hey, my Elna is 43-years old, these luxuries were not invented back then!).

I have so many blog posts to catch up on but first I need to catch up on my sewing as I have a number of deadlines approaching fast. 

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone for your well wishes following my accident! I received so many sweet messages via Instagram that I couldn't keep up with them all. I feel so very blessed to have so many wonderful friends - I'm tearing up as I type this - ok, I'll end here as I'm getting quite emotional. It's been a HUGE day for me but I wanted to say THANK YOU & a very special HUMUNGOUS THANK YOU to my beautiful Fairy Godmother - you know who you are & I am forever indebted to you ❤️


  1. Glad to hear your burns are healing nicely! I'm pretty sure I know who your fairy godmother is and she is such a lovely person I am not surprised at her generosity. Xoxo

    1. Yeah, I'm pretty sure you know who she is too. Shhhh!

  2. I, too, received a burn from a hot glue gun. Yours looks much more extensive so I can only imagine your pain. I was at a quilt show and making a little tie-on at a manufacturer's booth. The glued part landed on the top of my finger. I pulled it off - ouch - and burnt a couple other fingers. Main burn was between teo knuckles. Fortunately I put ice on it and the other little burns. The intense pain left but i had to have it bandaged as it was so easy to bump it and somehow having the bandage helped to remind me. Keeping it wrapped with ointment helped, too. Good luck with your hand. Congratulations on your "new" machine. Have fun with it.

  3. Fiona: saw this on another blog and thought of you. A little squirrelly goodness to brighten your day: http://www.sewmamasew.com/2015/02/squirrel-jigsaw-puzzle/

    1. thank you for the link - that is sooooo cute!!!!!


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