You're even lovelier in the flesh than you are 'on film' so to speak. Very easy, warm company and so thoughtful of you to bring a gift. I think perhaps the blogging mindframe isn't completely my own, otherwise I too would have come armed with treats and a camera. I did consider the camera, but know photos of myself don't thrill me, so saved you the pain.
I came home thinking about your skills, which made me realise all I have to learn about sewing. It's not a downer, but I think I felt it more when I decided to make Leila another nighty and as it's a very light cotton, used one of my new machine needles, choosing a size appropriate for that fabric. Well, by god, did my machine drive me crazy or what???? I don't KNOW it well, that's true, but the stitches kept missing, not grabbing the fabric, the cotton kept jamming up in the needle eye - an absolute nightmare! Yet, I continued, did I change the needle - no! I just decided to continue tormenting myself and forcing it through.
Your knowledge and skills made me realise that I should at least learn to master my very straight forward Brother, for there's no way I could wrangle an overlocker until I master him!
Thank you again Lynda, next time, please come to mine!