6/17/2010

Ode to a dying sewing machine

I have had a ten year long loving relationship with a Bernina –68. She used to belong to my grandmother who cherished her dearly, being one of her big investments in life, back then 1968. When granny died I had the honor to take over custody. I have not been sewing much, but some curtains, a couple of quilted blankets, you know the drill… And when I started scrapbooking three years ago she became one of my most used tools. She is old and tired and will not last for long according to the sewing machine doctor. Hence the theme of my latest layout.

Ode I thought I’d sew some on it, and since she is chewing almost everything I put under her needle I thought I’d end up with some interesting traces of her dying process. But nope… LOL! She behaved veeery well. I have some hidden journaling to document some of the fun and not so fun parts of our life together. I used some of my GCD goodies and the sketch from Sketchy Thursday’s GDT challenge.

I made a card out of the scraps, based on Laura’s sketch #54 over at 2Sketches4You. I also made today’s 365 cards challenge – Stripes and bold colors with a twist – since we in the DT got loads of great stickers from SRM stickers who is sponsoring this week.

Youre the bestI’m heading back to work, and later this afternoon I’m off for a dentist’s appointment. Yikes! It’s only a check up and I’ve been flossing like a mad woman the last three months. Soooo keep your fingers crossed I’ll do fine!

Tesa

15 comments:

Irena said...

Great layout, wonderful card.

Laura Davis said...

Oooohhh I love this! Great card :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

li-bee-ti said...

You're really the best!
Great lo, if only I could laugh the way I wished.... This lo and your writing about it is so amauzing!

And the card is cutie!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such fabulous work! LOVE your use of the GCD Studios products!

Rose said...

oh i am so sad about your machine :( but the page is fab and so is your card :)

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

Tesa another fabulous layout. I need to pull my sewing machine out of hibernation and take it into my craftroom. I have yet to sew on anything I make.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Your lo absolutely cracked me up !! I understand this completely - I am forever giving loving instructions to my "stuff" and thanking it for its performance. You started my day off perfectly !

annieambriel said...

Sorry abt your sewing machine. Such a great layout and wonderful card. I love your use of Pink and elements :)

~amy~ said...

wow...a 1968 sewing machine?!! How cool is that...such a fun layout. Oh, I love your card...love GCD stuff and woot woot for SRM...they are sooo very generous:)

Jenny said...

Sooo cute, love it!! These are both great projects! Hope you can play in my challenge this week! Hugs!! :) :) :)

Scrap by Heart said...

Underbar LO! Var rädd om din symaskin, de som tillverkas nu för tiden har mycket plastdelar som inte håller så länge. Kanske behöver den bara lite olja, nya delar och kärlek....

Kram Tina

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful card!

Heidi said...

i love your ode l/o!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh WOW WOW WOW!! This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that U did an ode to Grandma's machine!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Oh what a cool LO.
Love Love Love : )