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Hello everyone!! 😊

Happy Tuesday! Where does the time go?!

On the go since early this morning. Dropped the girl-child off and enjoyed coffee with a special friend and the dashed back to Trou-Aux-Biches to another special friend for a sewing lesson of all things..😂 Yet another special friend left her sewing machine behind when they relocated to the UK verby empathically ordering me to get my ass into gear and to figure out how to work the thing. 😂 Knowing full well how scared I was of the machine. I used to own one when I was pregnant with the girl-child and I went for a few sewing lessons back then.. Managed to make three sets of Roman blinds for our flat in Lüderitz, Namibia, and promptly gave the machine away after that.

Setting up the machine

Eeeeek I'm sewing

Ta-da!! My first pillow case

So today was the first time in almost 20 years that I've even attempted anything on a sewing machine. Low and behold.. With the help of @lizzyb1970 I made my first (of hopefully many) pillowcase. Followed by a cup of coffee and another mad dash to Port Louis as hubby needs the car for some stuffs.

Waiting for hubby on the boat

Adding to that, we saw our first bus /car accident and we're stuck in the traffic for a while. Typically Mauritians the driver behind me couldn't resist hooting at me although he could see the cop holding up the traffic very clearly...at some point I felt like getting out of the car to tell him off..all that I can say is that Mauritians are by far some of the most impatient drivers I've ever come across.

So that's my morning in a nutshell. Can't wait to get home to try the second pillowcase. 😁

I hope your Tuesday is treating you well. ❤️

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Congrats to you for sewing !!! I understand your fear of the sewing machine to well. I won one some years ago and I still am not really accomplished in sewing (sometimes I sew wonderful clothes but more often I produce very strange unwearable things :-DDD) So, it is wonderful you made something successfully which you can use.
And good you were not involved in the accident 🙏

Hi there @neumannsalva thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post. I admire people that can just take out the sewing machine and throw something together with seemingly no effort at all. I'm not interested in intricate sewing. I would just like to see straight up and down. Simple things. I love the feeling of accomplishment of making something yourself. I'm more of a woodwork and cement type of girl but when we moved I left all my hobbies and tools behind in South Africa so I'm hoping this sewing journey takes off for me. 😊

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Isn't it great if we can do something ourselves? Even if it is "only" a pillowcase - it could be the first step into a new world!

Well, I've been ignoring my sewing machine the last months. Somehow making space for it is sooo much work... Good that I can knit or crochet everywhere ;)

@muscara thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Yes. I hear that statement about things that gather dust. I'm very similar in some respects. But I'm determined to make it work with this machine as a dear friend gifted me it. It would be ungrateful of me to just let it stand in the corner. I'm busy with a crochet project.... Mmmmmm mm gathering dust... 😂 I can only crochet when it's not to hot. But crochet is also not a strong point. I just crochet in circles. 😂 I started this project last year in August. I dare say I will finish it at some point. 😊

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I have a knitting project like that... wait, there are too... well, to be honest: three. And I'm only still workin on one of them, the other two are hibernating. One is a nearly finished sweater but I fear I have to unravel the whole thing... but I try to ignore that (that's why it's in a bag deeeep in the back of a closet).

Oh, yeah!!! Laying on the horn is irritating, especially when they can clearly see what is going on. Boo!!

On the other hand, you made a pillowcase!!! Bravo!!! I say that with the utmost respect. Sewing can be fun and doing the needful all at the same time! Continued success! :)

Hello, Karolien! Hope all is going well!!!

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Hi @dswigle. Nice to see you! Thank you for your support. I love Friday market posts. I need to get my backside into fear and post the ones I've got lined up. 😱🤣
As far as the hooting goes.. OMW. If you're from South Africa hooting doesn't do it for you... 😂 But what I've learned here in Mauritius and in India last month... The Mauritians and Indian people LOVE their hooters. They see it as a way to communicate with other drivers and pedestrians. I don't know whether I'll ever get used to it.

I too hope for continued success with the sewing thank you. I've been wanting to learn but my patience is not very well developed. I don't like small details I want to jump to the bigger picture so let's see how that works out for me. 😊 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ❤️

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That’s the feeling and reaction I made when I started sewing on my machine. I felt so accomplished when I finished a project. I hope you are able to make many more pillowcases.

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Lol that’s okay. Thank you for changing the tag ;D

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