Monday, the first thing I did was baste a table runner for one DIL and a table topper for another DIL. Plenty of time to get these quilted….that is until my sewing machine started acting up when I was doing free motion quilting. Uh Oh!! In November, I took it in to be serviced because of the same problem and hadn't really been doing any FMQing until Monday. It worked fine for cross hatching and regular sewing including zig-zag.
So, I took it to the repair shop and left it. No word back yet. OK. I'll move on to something else.
Eli's Mommy suggested that I make a small quilt for Eli's giraffe, which he doesn't part with. He has taken to putting the giraffe to bed in a bread basket and covering him with a washcloth. So, of course, I said I could make a little quilt for the giraffe. I happened to have some fabric with giraffes on it and fussy cut them for the quilt. Of course, I figured the giraffe would need a pillow as well!
But, what about big brother, Jonah? He has a puppy he is very attached to (in fact, 3 of them - long story). Maybe he would feel bad if he didn't get something for his puppy. But, since he is a big boy now (5), I decided to make him a sleeping bag for his puppy - with bigger boy fabric featuring planets and lined with airplanes. The pillow also has an airplane pillowcase. These two were right up my alley and I used my Featherweight to make them.
A couple other items I was able to work on - Some dish towels for the DILs. The red one will need my Janome to zig zag around the appliqué…
but I could sew on the rick rack with my Featherweight.
Christmas is coming soon and I need to get some gifts in the mail. In between the sewing, I'm baking cookies and cleaning (a little). Today the temp is going up to the 40s, and the ice is melting! What are you up to - or are you too busy to blog?