I cannot express how happy I am with my latest projects and the time I spent accomplishing them. Quite some time ago Madamm Samm of Sew we Stitch held a blog hop for projects using this amazing fabric titled "She Who Sews" by Janet Wecker Frisch. I am unable to link to the actual post of the blog hop however I have linked to Madamm Samm and a Google search of this fabric.
Now of course I wish I had purchased bolts of this as I love it sew very much. I had wanted to make dust covers for my sewing and serger machines. Finally I have finished and I am ecstatic with the results. Thank you Madamm Samm and Janet Wecker Frisch for all the inspiration.
This is my disgusting Quilter's Cut 'n Press and I needed to make a new cover for it as I had ruined it to the point of even having yellow embossing ink that I accidently ironed onto it from a paper project. Long ago Jill of The Quilt Rat blog made a cover for hers and shared it. I knew I needed to make one but then it just sat.
Now it is covered and clean and fits right in with my sewing room dust covers. Thank you Jill. My cover is nothing more than a simple slip on sleeve of fabric.
Here I am beginning my Pfaff cover. I didn't use a pattern. I merely used my own measurements and trial and error. I found it best to use quilted fabric under the decorative fabric to give it more stability. And, I put large pockets on each end for holding a pattern or such.
As a crafter I love items that make any job easier and I knew I needed these Clover Wonder Clips, so a while back when I saw them on super sale I bought them. Thankfully I bought 100 and not just 10 because it takes a lot to hold what I needed. I made binding and hand sewed it to the bottom to give the cover just the best drape possible.
Here is my completed cover. As you can see in the first photo I made a cover for my Pfaff, my old Singer that I use to sew paper, like cards and tags, and my Vintage Baby Loc Serger. I love how they all turned out and I am sew pleased with how they look and work. Finally a project for me is finished and checked off my want/to do list. Do you always put yourself last?
We had two glorious days and nights of soft rain. It did snow at the higher level ski resorts so a small base is down. The temperatures are very cold so I feel Winter is near. Yesterday mid-morning I was cold. Really cold! Inside my own home. I had lots of warm clothes on but I was shivering to the bone (truthfully it doesn't take much to make me cold!). Mr. C checked the thermostat and saw it was 60 degrees F inside upstairs. Thankfully he turned on the heater. It was the first time in many months we have used the heater. Last Winter was so mild we hardly used it or the fireplace much.
The days are evaporating so quickly I really do need to begin making lists to get me through this holiday season and into the new year. I am not good at list making however I know they help so very much. Now that November is here we are all feeling extra grateful. Are you doing anything special to record your daily things that you are grateful for? Last year I made a small tag book and recorded one very special item each day. This year I am keeping all of my grateful things close to me and I am electing not to record them in any special way. Less Stress is what I am focusing on this year!
May you each have a November of many grateful moments/things/items etcetera.
I am off to work on some projects and enjoy Creative Bliss...