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Felicity the Sewing cat, hard at work

I’ve been making not one, but two 1900s corsets at the moment, both of which have been in  progress for well over a year, and have both been plagued with EVERY POSSIBLE THING THAT COULD GO WRONG. Felicity must sense how much they have been stressing me, because she’s been practically glued to the sewing table throughout the process.  Not only that, but she’s insisted on being as close to the sewing machine as possible.  If she could sleep on the sewing machine’s table, she would! She’s ended up hidden under the moving sewing on a number of occasions (and has also kept the sewing from moving when she got out from under and sat on it), so I finally got a video of it: I’m testing out the latest addition to my sewing machine flock: a Janome MyExcel A little bonus: you get to hear the elusive Mr D speak! Other bonus: even though I was there, and I know that isn’t what was happening, I’m convinced I’m hurling pins on the floor throughout …

Always look on the cat side of life…

My computer’s hard drive failed at the beginning of the weekend, and I’m grumpy. I’m grumpy that all computer problems seem to happen just after the repair shops shut for the weekend. And I’m grumpy with myself for being a total idiot*, and not doing a backup as soon as I got back from the US, so I may have lost my trip photos (sniff).  And I’m grumpy that I’m having to use my old laptop, and it’s slow, and won’t run half my programmes, and a lot of pages on the internet.  There has been a lot of me shouting ‘GAH!’ at the computer and stomping off to clean something while it loads over the weekend. On the bright side**, I’ve re-discovered all of the old photos of Felicity that are on my old computer (yes, I have them on multiple backup sources, safeguarded against the inevitable moment when this computer dies, but I don’t dig in the backups that often). And Felicity is adorable.  She is eminently un-grump inducing. So here is a …