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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Lesson Learned? Was It Heck!

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.

Hugs Sxx


Carol said...

I love your headings Squirrel - I have to come and look. Ouch. Never could stand machine sewing so I think your faux is better. Your duck's expression looks as though he has SAT on something sharp.
Lovely card though.

Helen said...

Lol...I once spent a whole afternoon at Primary school making a cross stitch panel for a Mother's Day gift...when I stood up to show my teacher the completed piece...I discovered that I'd sewn the whole thing to the front of my skirt! My Mum thought it was so lovely...she kept it like that...and bought me a new school skirt :0) I stick to faux stitching too now! lol
Gorgeous card Squirrel...lovely colours!
Thanks for joining us at the PBSC!
Helen x


Ouch! Squirrel
Youe card is gorgeous and love the faux stitching,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Claire x said...

LOL what are you like!? Well the faux stitching looks amazing and finishes off this beautiful card perfectly. Hugs, Claire x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Ouch lol, your faux stitching looks brilliant, and I like that duck.
kevin xx

Jan said...

Fab card xx jan

tilly said...

super card squirel, love the stitching and I can hardly see the blood lol

Chrissy said...

I thought the saying was 'once bitten, twice shy' We never learn do we...love the faux stitching, and the little duck is so cute.I dont do stitching very often cause I cant see the hole in the needle to thread it...lol..

Wishcraft said...

Great card Squirrel. What a cute little duck, love him :o) That label is FAB! I keep saying I'll have another go with my sewing machine, but it really does scare me - I'm such a wuss lol! Lisa x

Debs said...

Yeah stick to the faux stitching like me. I nearly ruined my last card when the needle got stuck and all the cotton jumbled up on the back. Your card looks fab bud. Debs xx

Tracy said...

Super cute Squirrel, I love your image, it's gorgeous. Fab design too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Caroljenks said...

Squirrel you be careful you don't go and do something really awful ...like get blood on your stamps - it'll never come off!!!

I laughed at Helen too - I'd love to see that skirt!

I'm also LOVIN' that label - off to find it ;)

Carol x

Debbie said...

Oh no!!
My mum once had to take a friend to hospital who had her singer sewing machine needle through her finger, I remember she took her in the car and the woman in question had the machine under her arm!!!
Gorgeous card, I have the two ducks together not seen this one before. Debbiexx

Rufus said...

LOL! You did a great job covering up the blood! Great looking card, like your "fabric care" label. Hope that your day got better.

Jackie said...

Fab card Squirrel, but you had better stick to faux stitching from now on LOL. Blooger seems to be behaving at the moment but I'm not holding my breath yet :o)
Jackie xx

Rica said...

Hi Squirrel and ouch!!! (Accident claim form duly noted - just remember you can't get blood out of a stone - tee-hee - no pun intended!!!)
Fabulous card, love the layout and the cute PB duck, that sentiment label is fantastic and your (faux) stitching is brilliant!!

So glad you joined us at Basic Grey,
Heather xx

Delphine said...

That is probably why I don't have a sewing machine:-)... Your card is fab hun, the faux stitching looks fab (what do you need a machine for???) and the image is lovely! Gorgeous papers too! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: Will tell you as soon as it arrives:-)!

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.love your faux stitching and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Mad Moose said...

oh dear, hope your finger recovers soon. Love the card! great image and I love the papers

Squirrel said...

LOL Sweet Threads - very appropriate! My machine (another ancient Singer but a hand cranked one) doesn't do zig-zag and I haven't got the patience for hand-stitching, so it's faux for me too. Pretty. And safer. Squirrels were never intended to sew...
Chilly Winter Squirrel XX

Catherine said...

Stunning card!!

Stempeltiger said...

This card is absolutely beautiful.
Love the softness of the card.
Sweet image, fabulous colouring and great faux stiching.
Hugs, Swantje

Tasha said...

LOL that did make me chuckle! I hope your finger is ok :)
I honeslty couldnt tell that was faux stitching until i read the paragraph under the image! Love this design and that duck image is super cute
love tasha xx

Zippy said...

Fab card hun, love the duck and the gorgeous papers! Leave the sewing machine in its box where it belongs! xxxx

kaz said...

Beautiful Card.

Pauline C said...

ooh poor chick ... I know what you mean ... sewing a button on by hand(to repair clothes I mean ..lol!!) is about as challenging sewing as I can manage and then only when I've nowt left to wear!! Hope your paw is bearing up ... in the meantime this is an adorable card. Superb faux stitching and papers ... and I really love how you have dotted pastel colours around your image .. never seen that effect before and i'm loving it. Thanks very much for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
pauline x

kath said...

such a sweet card squirrel and hey that was a near miss with the sewing machine...thank you for joining us at penny black saturday...hugs kath xxx

Annie said...

your tale made me smile today, so thank you for that! and I love your faux cross stitch with the cute duck!
hugs, annie x

Angélique said...
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Angélique said...

Very lovely card!
Thanks for "stitching" with us at BasicGrey Challenges :)

Angélique DT

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