You may think, well she was in France, catching up wit my family, there was a big party happening and therefore had no time to sew. Oh no no no.. how wrong, I did have time to sew, and I did sew - I told everyone to leave me alone to sew. The said 'repaired machine' was just not repaired really, and proved to be a nightmare. I should have known when I saw the state of the needle - and gone back to bed then and there! But I pushed through,ringing my Grandma who I knew would have some spare needles and decided it would be fine.
It was not, and after a frustrating two days, I decided that I should just give up on the contest, and go and enjoy the sunshine. Sometimes you just have to be philosophical and change priorities. It would have been great to be part of it, but spending time with my family was time better spent than me swearing at the Singer (and I don't want the baby's first words to be my best French swear words either).
Apart from that, the Totally Groovy QAL is now looking like this. We have had tutorials about curve stitching, so will try them out when I am back from my holiday.
Otherwise I signed up yesterday's to the Low Volume Fabric Swap organised by making Rebecca Lynne. There are still a few places left, so come on guys, get involved! It will be fun!
I am of course linking up to WIP Wednesday, and you can come and see other - more successful - WIPs here.