Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The cat fabric makes me smile. :-)
Monday, November 17, 2008
I quilted this with a freehand version of my "hurricane" pattern, I thought it could stand in for the school's "comet" mascot.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I finally made it to Wednesday night when the repair guy was supposed to be there, but when I got there, they told me that he hadn't come. What!?! I was just about gasping for breath.... how will I make it another day? I had used every ounce of determination to make it to now & he's not here??? Doesn't he realize that this is a crisis? It's not like I need a toaster repaired! It's my sewing machine!
So, the next day the 45-minute trip to the repair store was made, and thankfully, C could pick it up the next day. Phew! I just made it through alive. I almost bought a new one to have in the interim. My first Singer sewing machine is currently living at my sister's house, but she never caught the sewing bug like I did. I've talked her into sending it to a good home (mine!) so I can have a back-up.
My new bathroom curtain.... yeah! I saw one similar on the SmithandNoble website that I really liked the shape of. I thought maybe I'd just buy it from them, but found out it would be something like $200, that was the end of that idea. So, I thought, "I can make that. "
1 yard of $10 batik fabric for the front, $13 curtain rod from World Market, $23 total. Yeah! That's more like it. I lined it with some cotton duck fabric that was leftover from another project. I was super easy- 1.5 hours or so. It's really just a flat panel with a header, and the loops to hold up the gathers. Easy, peasy, as J would say.