This photograph makes me laugh with it's unlikelihood. The kitchen table. The Iron and the Sewing Machine together in one shot, (and a Basil plant). I got the ironing board out today and the dog ran away. That is how accustomed she is to me ironing. I think the ironing board is older than me though and it does open with an ominous creak and clatter. I can count on my fingers how many times I have used the sewing machine and I have managed to break a needle already. I have decided this machine has to be called 'Nemesis'.I had the brainwave that 'Napkins' for my trusty 'Picnic Basket' would be a good beginners project to teach myself how to sew. With the help of the foolproof diagram that is actually printed and numbered in sequence on the machine, I can 'remember' how to thread her up. Sometimes I could just lie down and quit at this stage though. Threading a machine/needle can be as lucky as a 'hole in one' and then there are times when you really would think it would be easier to get 'a camel through the eye of the needle'. I think I may need an eye test, threading a needle is getting increasingly challenging over the years. NB: I have found the light! On the sewing machine. It makes threading the needle a lot easier! Tut!