We were both busy and I am so glad PC is handy with many things.
|Some reinforcing of wobbly legs, regluing and the dining|
table is serviceable again.
|After repairing the aircon it needed|
to be placed back at the craftroom.
|This freebie, courtesy of the local Gumtree site, will be great storage in the woodwork room with all those little drawers.|
|Just a little light gardening renovation from here......|
|......to there, until we sell some and rearrange the remainder.|
My sewing machines that were serviced and repaired. The Janome QC wasn't serviced properly last time but it's all fine now. The Decor missed the picture parade as it just needed a quick clean. A little free advertising for the serviceman Neil Bunter (0429471751) as he did a champion job fixing the machines. When I had the EzyLock serviced, years ago, another repairer told me to use it till it was skipping stitches too much then throw it out! I will have approximately another 33 years use from it now :D. It stitches like brand new again!
My latest acquisition: a used Yamato 5 thread industrial overlocker. Just needed a really good clean and some lubrication. Neil told me to become used to the feed with waste fabric, until I could safely manage it, before starting practice with 3 threads and building up to all 5. The running speed is so fast the parts become a smudge not a blur! Makes the Janome domestic overlocker look positively slow.
The last few days I made a different tallow based soap and this time I included Bramble Berry Pumpkin Lager scent. Of course I had to make it a lager looking soap, with a head, for the loaf mold. These cakes will be for gifts while the scented heart and cake shapes will be for our use. It's still a little soft 4 days later but there's 200g Sweet almond oil and the same amount of Olive Oil in it, for moisturising purposes, so I expect it to harden much more as it matures. It smells divine. :)
These little beauties have been growing and ripening for weeks now and I will be seed saving so I can grow some in the future. I think I eat more when weeding and watering than I do at other times.
That's all for now folks!