I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 17 and 19, and as a family we moved to France eleven years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of an English speaking church in Lyon. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Making sense of a vintage Singer
You may have gathered from a previous post that I treat my sewing machine more as a pretty accessory than as a tool! Frankly, I've had so many bad sewing machine experiences, and I love hand sewing so much, that I haven't used my Grandmother's old Singer for about 10 years. I find my mother's machine from th '70s even more terrifying, so it was to the Singer that I turned yesterday... But here is the proof that I have conquered my fears, read the sweet instruction book carefully for the first time, and made a tentative but fairly encouraging start. Cushion covers for the rocking chair, here we come!