Well, one must do something to relieve the stress of a day gone wrong. At six o'clock I put in an emergency phone call to Mr Teacakes to let him know that I had broken five things during the course of the day (it later rose to seven as two glasses smashed in separate incidents soon after putting down the phone: I have discovered that it is never wise to place hot glasses straight from the dishwasher under the cold tap in an attempt to try and get them milkshake-ready more quickly...or indeed to store glasses in a stack so that they shatter as you pull them apart). Ian instructed me to sit still, not touch anything and wait like that until he was able to get home when he might relieve me of all childcare duties and allow me to spend the rest of the evening in a box with no objects to keep me company and potentially be broken.
'Don't do any sewing' he said as he raced out of the house later this evening on the way to playing a gig. Oh Mr Teacakes, you fool...that is some kind of red rag, surely! It is too tiresome to try and itemise how many times today I have cut out, interfaced and then sewn the same bag parts only to have to unpick them due to some later scorching accident...or even more improbably a sneezing accident (a sneeze that came out of nowhere just as I was sewing the last seam of a trickily constructed lining...oh wretched sneeze that ruined my work...all of it had to be ripped out and sent to the bin...and then the tedious cycle of construction began again: draw, cut, interface, sew, attach pockets, attach label, run out of cotton.... arrrrggggggggggggggg!) and this evening the situation didn't improve, but I can't face the seam ripper again so I have turned my sewing machine off temporarily defeated, but determined that tomorrow will be different...for I rarely break or burn things and I am wondering where this streak of calamity has come from.
So this month may now necessitate the buying of a new pepper mill, vacuum cleaner, two irreplaceable children's glasses (french and gorgeous bought for us as a gift), greater quantities of lining and interlining and some sort of nose box to prevent future sneezing catastrophe...but I have nice buttons to look at so, ultimately, all is fine!
And isn't this the most scrumptious colour combination...if it ever gets finished....
Ps. I'm aware one of the pictures in this post might suggest I am about to sew over a pin and risk further mishap...don't worry, that kind of dare-devilishness is so far beyond my limits and the pin was about to whipped out just a stitch before reaching it (because I can now I have my new speed-limited foot pedal! Horay!).