This is a week off for me (happy dance!) and I hope to spend much of it in my sewing room. I have a CT Easter table runner that I am trying to get together, but since Easter is in March this year (who's idea was that???) it may not make it's debut this year. I've become a personal seamstress for Piper, and I love that. She expects great things from me! Piper also wears clothes that I made many years ago for her mom and her aunt. Much of last year was spent getting my mom into a rehab home, and then into a nursing home. Mom got sick suddenly in June. She didn't recover like we thought she would, and needs too much care to live on her own now, or even in assisted living. It's been a tough adjustment for her, and for us.
My computer died, but my son set me up with a Mac and an IPad, which I love, but have not yet fully mastered. So, until he comes home to help me with them, I cannot post pictures, or watch videos. My Elna (once my main machine) died too. It was semi-retired, but I liked it for certain tasks. Elna's death left an empty space in my sewing machine garage, so I purchased a used Bernina 1630 "Inspiration Plus"' (with the 96 update) and found a deal on a used Viking Husqvarna "Computer 500". I know, I know, one empty spot, two "new" machines. And not enough time to sew!
My two neighborhood (almost) grandchildren, Ahren (10) and Abby (7) became Aunts in December, and I have been guiding them through the making of a flannel baby quilt for their new niece. I'm afraid that I broke quite a few Quilting Rules, but the quilt is together and quilted and ready for the binding. I am anxious to post a pic of them with the quilt when it's finished. Ahren and Abby are looking forward to choosing fabric and learning to make pajama pants next. Maybe we will go to Joann's this week while school's out. I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew though. They had a hard time following the seam allowances with the quilt. We used 1/2" seam allowances and I ended up drawing the sewing lines for them! I suppose I can draw sewing lines on the pajama pants too, if I have too. I know that there have been some "learn to sew" patterns published, can anyone recommend one?
I've been a faithful blog reader, and enjoy it very much, though I don't often have time to comment. It's always good to see what you are all up to!