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?
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.