When I was 6, my mum had an old treadle Singer sewing machine. Wanting to be like mum, I asked if I could have a go. Within 30 seconds I had stitched my index finger to the footplate.
So why did I not remember that painful lesson this afternoon when I hoiked out of a very dusty box my Easy Stitch portable sewing machine? I didn't actually sew my finger to anything today (but only because I had removed thread and bobbin). However, I did manage quite a painful poke with a fast moving needle!
I shall be submitting my accident claim form to PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE Stitch It Up and BASIC GREY CHALLENGES Stitching!
So I resorted to faux stitching, lol - it'll hold about as much securely as my hand sewing anyway! Penny Black duck stamp, coloured with ProMarkers, Basic Grey papers from Sweet Threads and Basics Manilla, with Hero Arts sentiment and washing label.
Dinner is just about ready so I'll be back tomorrow.