Well it is another New Year. Did you make any resolutions? Not me, just the same old things, lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more. I always attempt all 3 things at some point over the year, never quite get there, so not putting any pressure on myself and making a resolution. Maybe one of these days, but it seems the older I get the "one of these days" seems to be a shorter reach? The days are running out.
Menopause-I think I am in the throes of this wonderful time in every woman's life. Yeah right, night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings (not good for someone who is supposedly bi-polar, some days even my medication doesn't seem to help). Aunt Flo hadn't been to visit me in over a month, I was about ready to start celebrating, then New Years Day, she comes back to visit, she could have stayed away, that part wouldn't have bothered me at all! Asked my Mom about her experience with menopause, she didn't have any, she had a hysterectomy and that was it.
Sewing and Embroidery Machines-I have had several over the last couple of years, mostly good only one bad machine. Which is my Singer XL5000 the timing has gone out in it 2 times now in the couple of months I have had it. Not a happy camper at all! Not only does it cost money to have it fixed but it is a 40 mile drive round trip to take it someplace to get it fixed. If they aren't going to have conveniently located repair people they need to explain in the Owner's Manual how to fix these simple things. Why make people have to be without their machines and pay money to fix this? It is a racket! Can not get any info on how to do this myself (still working on that one), seems to be a big secret. I have done an internet search that takes me to qualified repair technicians in your area, not a help, I already know where the ONE is, thank you very much. I have posted on Yahoo groups and on PatternReview.com hoping someone knows the secret and is willing to share it, lol.
Ok on to happier things, sewing and embroidery. I have been working on digitizing designs to cover the rectangular and oval plastic hair barrette covers. Success! I am so tickled with my designs and that they (I think) look so good! These are all done In the Hoop, there is only some small hand sewing to close the edges up after inserting the plastic part. I have digitized up a bunch of different designs, but since I am down to one embroidery machine right now I haven't been able to get them all stitched out. These barrettes aren't completely finished either, still need to attach the metal clip to the back and since I have a ton of those hot fix crystals that I haven't used, I am thinking of adding some bling to these also.