Showing posts from November 19, 2006

Another apron pattern - Butterick 4945

Blame it on Erica ( Hooks & Needles ). If I wasn't addicted to reading her blog to see what wonderful creation she has whipped up I never would have noticed this apron pattern. So of course I had to run out and pick it up while it was on sale at Joann's. A friend gave me this fabric when she moved (more than five years ago - yikes!) I've always liked the colors and the pattern of fruit mixed with flowers. She had purchased it to make a kitchen window valance but I envisioned it made into an apron. With the arrival of Butterick 4945, a fabric and apron pattern match has been made. The only decision left to make is whether or not I keep it or give it away as a hostess gift (to one my wonderful younger sisters who has volunteered to host not only Thanksgiving dinner but Christmas as well!!!)

Introducing the newest member of my sewing machine family

I did it. I purchased the Pfaff 2056. I was sold the minute I was able to easily stitch through a sample I had brought with me. It was a braided handle sewn from home dec fabric, with batting inside, three strips braided, with grograin ribbon sewn down the center, with velcro sewn over that, finished at the edge with home dec fabric turned under. Did you follow that? My Elna 8000 groaned when I tried to sew that thickness. My old Kenmore clunked through it - just barely. So let me introduce the latest addition to my sewing room. Doesn't she look modern? She's all computerized and I need to use a stylus to choose the stitch options. I'm almost afraid to use her because she was so expensive. I have the manual and an instructive CD to guide me until my first class (scheduled for early December). I did forget to have the dealer show me how to wind the bobbin so I think I need to spend some time with the manual before I get down to the fun part - sewing. And speaking of dealers.