March 14, 2008

Friday’s Post

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 11:11 am

What a title, eh??

The Rocketeer is home and set up.  I’m thinking I’ll call her Sally.  Here she is when we first got home yesterday:

I played around with the stitches and different feet last night for a bit.  She can do some neat things, but the best part is the sound she makes.  She really does purr.  The sound reminds me of when I was a little girl, listening to my mom sew my clothes on a machine just a few years newer than this one.  I still have that machine, it just needs a miracle…two different sewing techs have been unable to figure out it’s tension problems.

Here is what I did this morning with Sally.  We made coasters.  I found the pattern here…I’ve seen them before, but didn’t have the exact instructions.  But yesterday I saw a post at a new blog called Rainlight Designs and decided they would be a perfect first project for Sally. As you sew around the edge of the coaster, you are sewing through 6 layers of fabric.  Which was no trouble at all for Sally.

I whipped up 8 of these, 2 sets of 4, for the Weeping Willows stocking at 3 pm EDT today…which is noon my time and only about 2 hours after I got up!  My hubby is home from work today and is kindly watching the tribe and doing the dishes….what a guy!….while I sew.  I got them listed with about 10 minutes to spare, whew!

I also listed an apron at WW.  I’d listed this a few weeks ago, but it didn’t sell.  I decided it was too plain.  So I jazzed it up.  A little applique, a bright red pocket and red ric rac.  The red ric rac looked so good, I added some yellow.  Maybe it’s brightness will catch someone’s eye this time?



Better, yes??

Well, that’s all for today, I think.  Since hubby is home, we are going to tackle some home projects…mainly the continuing effort to organize the basement.  Ugh.



  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that names her tools and projects. What a difference the rickrack and patch pocket made! Very nice!

    Comment by perpetualplum — March 14, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

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    Comment by Aimee — March 16, 2008 @ 8:03 am

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