Friday, June 19, 2009
Time flies when you are having fun..and other adventures
I may have been a bit preoccupied.
With my new sewing machine. It is a Bernina 430 "white pearl" and has a computerised function which does really fantastic things like remembering if I want the needle to stay down when I pause in the sewing, or if I want it to go up. It has a huge array of stitches and the best quilting foot around with a 1/4 inch guide with I love to bits because it means my patchwork is now much more accurate.
And of course I may have been preoccupied as a result with my quilting. My sewing class is a fantastic fun thing and the top picture is the basic quilt top I have made so far. Next week we will put on the binding and then start quilting.
The next picture is of another project. I have used some old blocks that I had at home and was not satisfied with, to make a table topper as a practice quilt. I wanted to use the skills that I have been learning in class, at home and this is a great way of getting the practice in with my new sewing machine.
There has also been some sewing of a special gift for my ALS Swap buddy. But that is a secret!
And there has been going out for lunches with friends. Went to Fremantle this week for lunch and a look around.
There has been a bit of cooking -banana and chocolate bread. (This was supposed to have walnuts rather than chocolate, but I didn't have any, and chocolate is nicer anyway!
It hasn't been all craft though. I have just about finished the "Complete works of Jane Austen" and Richard Rohr's "Simplicity" and a book on Franciscan Sspirituality called "Care for Creation".
I may be having a great time!!!
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