Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Look at this gorgeous gift my lovely friend, Marleen presented me with on Tuesday. She knows I have been struggling to get the house decorated and back into order since our renovation - so thoughtful of her. The whole problem is DH has no time left after his busy days to put hooks and hangers back up on the walls. I am useless at that sort of thing so have to rely on him to do it. Patience.......This one was easy to hang on the wooden dresser.
I have had some time off and on in the sewing room this past fortnight. This is what I have made for the Secret Santa gift for our quilt club's Christmas break-up on Saturday.
It is a sewing machine mat with organizer. I have seen a few of these popping up on the blogs, so thought I would have a go as I think they are a wonderful idea. It was a bit trial and error, but I got there in the end. The quilting could have been done a little better. Think I was rushing it too much.
I simply measured the width and length of the sewing machine bed and added a couple of inches. Cut front, back and wadding allowing about a 4 inch hang over for the hanging pocket. Then quilted it. Added the front pocket and bound it (all by machine) and then made a few pockets on the front. I varied the sizes of these to hold different sized items. I am reasonably happy with how it turned out after making a few boo boos. My usual silly things. Thank God for quick unpicks!!
Lily and her mummy paid me a visit today. While Mummy was continuing to cut out her first quilt, Lily decided she would lay down with Teddy and John (her Daddy's childhood teddy) and go night- night, just pretend. She made a little bed with one of my quilts and set herself and friends up on the living room rug. She is giving Teddy a goodnight kiss here. Very cute............ Can you guess she is our one and only grandchild and we are a little besotted