I did it! I finally sewed in my new house! I’ve been getting itchy…the kind of itch that only petting pretty fabric and sewing it together can fix.
You can feel free to laugh at me, but no…I STILL haven’t used my new machine. I have both machines set up and I even had to give my “old” machine some tender love after the move but that was less stressful than learning a new machine. I just needed to start SEWING! Everything has been new and different…and I needed the comfort of my machine I know.
The very first thing I made was a sloppy quick new ironing board cover. And the fab thing about ironing boards is that you can’t tell that it is less than perfect. 😉 Got to love elastic wrapped under the bottom. I decided to use a fabric that I would love with my new room and yet not mind destroying. Because let’s face it…ironing board covers get destroyed. So I chose some Hope Valley in a fabulous yellow that I don’t have a great word to describe. I got the fabric for just over $3 a yard earlier this year at my lqs. They had NO idea what they had put in clearance. I was SUCH a good girl and did not buy all it.
Oh yeah…and that is my new iron that I won too. See…I’m using some of my prizes 😉
Next, I hopped onto a bee block for Elizabeth, Don’t call me Betsy, for the Stash Trad Bee. Her month was April and I’m a few days late obviously. But life has been crazy and I haven’t sewn anything in almost a month. (except for a bit the night before I moved. But my machine started spitting bobbin thread at me…it didn’t want to sew any more that night)
Her block is called The Radiant Ring and we’re all making her either a cool or warm block. Clearly I chose to make a warm block…because I’m so hot 😉 I love the little sand piper center. It’s a fun one!
Tomorrow I plan to work on this month’s bee block for Felicity. I’m usually one of the first ones done. But the last few months have been out of control crazy and I’ve been one of the last ones lately. So I must get back to over achiever status. 😉