I was in the sewing room, yesterday evening, wrestling with the printer. It just refused to print one page of a download. When I stepped back and the ironing board collapsed upon me.
It is a write off, dead, kaput, a bit like the Parrot sketch from Monty Python.
I am not too concerned as it was getting on a bit but resting on it were 1, the overlocker. 2, the laptop. 3, my pile of patterns and fabrics from yesterdays post.
Luckily the S O was with me and leaped to the rescue, I removed the offending board and he launched the salvage mission.
All is well, so far. He is at this very moment threading up the overlocker (with the grey thread for my skirt) and then will try it out. Fingers crossed that it all works, I can overlock on the big Janome but it is not as good as the real thing.
I cannot find a grey zip, I know that there are at least 3 somewhere, that will be over that rainbow! I refuse to buy another, apart from the cost I would have to drive out to Carmarthen and then not be certain of getting the right colour.
So in the interests of time and cash economy I will use black, as i use the lapped insertion method it will not show (although a bright red one that shows might be cool).
I will have to get a replacement board but that can wait till Wednesday when I do the hospital run. The ironing basket is empty and I can use a small table top board for the seam pressing in the mean time.
I am off now to take Rufus for a delayed walk, rain prevented the normal time but it has stopped now.
Hip Hip Hooray, it is working like a dream as opposed to a nightmare!!