Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sewing Machine Update...
I truly love my Pfaff Sew La Te Da sewing machine. Before it got a broken thread lost in the inner works I was busy sewing zippered pouches to put in my gift cupboard. These are the last two I finished. I really like the home decor fabrics I am using. I lined these with solid fabric.
Here is my beaded zipper pull I like to include. It makes the zipper easier to maneuver from side to side. The ribbon tab gives something to hold when zipping open or closed.
As it turned out I sewed one pouch with the zipper on the left and one with the zipper on the right. They both work either way. When I add the beaded charm I use a split ring for safety as they don't come open as easily as a regular jump ring and get lost.
Here are the two ready for gift giving. With the quilting and fusible fleece interfacing they are quite sturdy and would easily protect an e-reader or small computer. I like them for small stitching projects when traveling or awaiting appointments. All supplies are kept nicely together and these fit into a purse or bag.
This is before stitching. All cut out and ready to assemble. I actually have a new set of two in this stage awaiting the return of my machine. I called for an update and nothing had been touched. Ten days gone! Why is it we always miss and want what we don't have?!! I did sew something on my old Singer but it was so slow and archaic that I am willing to wait to sew anything fine with fabric. Paper and waxie bags and anything crafty I don't mind using it for. Pfaff Sew La Te Da...
Mr. C and I have spent two days outside working in the yard. One day was weeding and trimming on the front slope which is very difficult to work on. Our ground is nice and wet and soft so it was the perfect time to get the heavy weeds out. We have some sort of vine that takes over and has to be eradicated or it chokes out the good plants. Today we did lots of fire safe clearing of broken and fallen limbs and leaves and pine needles. Today was a burn day so that is what we did. I personally do not like burn days or piles but sometimes they are necessary. We stopped short because the wind came up and was very erratic. Mr. C made certain he completely put out the fire.
Nothing creative here...unless you count how I trim and rake and pull weeds with artistic abandon. LOL
Welcome my new followers and as always thank you all for your comments my faithful long time followers. I was very overwhelmed with how nice all the comments were about my hair. Thank You Sincerely.
Happy St. Patrick's Day soon and enjoy all the green celebrating. Happy Spring and Happy Autumn around the world. May you be blissful and creative making all that is joyful...