Sewing up a Storm

Despite being sick all last week (hence the reason I was so quiet), I kept myself from going stir-crazy by sewing.

They look like normal star blocks and indeed, they are. The design is rather simple, just squares and right-angled triangles sewn together. The reason I am excited about them and willing to show them off to you is because they were stitched together on my new sewing machine. It works now!

I ordered a manual for the machine and was embarrassed to learn that not only did I have it thread incorrectly but I had two dials set wrong. I’m surprised it worked at all. It still needs a new light bulb, which in en route, but nothing more serious is wrong.

Since I now have two working sewing machines, I needed another fabric cover.

Yes, I made it from a pillow case again. I would love to tell you that this pillow case was a hold out from my childhood, but that would be a blatant lie. The truth is that I have a healthy collection of Tigger items from t-shirts to mugs to stuffed toys. His boisterous personality makes me smile.

One of my favorite bloggers, The Dip Lady Knits, has given me a Blog Award. Thank you!

Rules – List 7 things I love, and award 7 Blogs I love.

7 people/things I love…

1. Dan
2. Walking and gardening with Jake
3. Family and Friends
4. Knitting, Sewing, and Quilting (I refuse to pick just one)
5. Fresh baked bread
6. Making, writing and receiving cards
7. Riding downhill on my bike

7 blogs I love…
As always, I feel the need to say that I read a LOT of blogs. These 7 were just randomly picked. If I read your blog and comment on it, add yourself to the list.

1. All Fingers and Thumbs
2. Home Sweet Home
3. Knitting Alone
4. Knitting Dragonflies
5. The Yarn Closet
6. Today We Are…
7. Alpaca Granny