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Friday, June 29, 2018

Bye bye sewing machine

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.

Secret sewing

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


Tired Teacher said...

Nice carrying case for your Bernina. Mine didn't come with one so I bought a Tutto rolling case.

Pretty silvereye birds! I bet they are fun to watch at the feeder.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Alphabet Noel looks great, Jenny. Oh I loved seeing that pretty little bird.

Julierose said...

What a coincidence--my machine is out for servicing too for the next few weeks--as my repairman doesn't get back from vacation until after July4th...missing her already!!
Going to try to get a handle on my workroom and re-organize and de=stash a bit...so hot here--70 degrees F this morning at 6 am...hot hot hot...and humid...AC is the best investment we ever made....hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a great way to make a backing the right size for a quilt. Love your little bird so pretty.

Janice said...

I’ve just been catching up on my reading of what you have been up to. Your Christmas Alphabet quilt will be lovely and all done in time for Christmas. Bonus! The little silver eye looks very pleased with its lunch. We get them here very occasionally. It must have been nice to spend the afternoon with your quilty friends the other day. I agree, “Gift Quilts” sounds much nicer.