Today I waved goodbye to my sewing machine, as it was taken away to be serviced. I’m sure it will come back better than ever and I can get back to my various projects. Quilters tend to use their sewing machines continuously, so we shouldn't skimp of the cost of an annual service.
Off to be serviced
I’ve enjoyed a very social week, with one outing after another, which is a little unusual, but that’s the way it is occasionally. So although I haven’t been rattling the dice and rolling it this week, I have done a little sewing before I packed up my machine for it to be taken away. First job was to mend a pair of Robin’s jeans – they are the ones he usually wears to his Menz Shed days so it doesn’t bother him that they are patched and repaired. Then I pieced the backing to use on my recently completed Christmas ABC quilt. The piece of white fabric wasn’t quite wide enough, so I split it down the middle and inserted another fabric to make it the correct size. I’ll be able to pin this quilt together while my sewing machine is being serviced.
Prepared some backing fabric
And then I did a little secret sewing. Mmm, wonder what this is going to be? All will be revealed shortly. There’s plenty of hand stitching and even a little knitting to keep me occupied over the next week or so. Plus a quilt to pin and future projects to be considered, so there will be plenty to do.
I’ll finish up with this visitor to our garden. Pretty little silvereye birds have been visiting, enjoying the mandarins I have been putting out on the feeder for them. When we were growing up, we knew these birds as wax eyes.
Silvereye enjoying a mandarin