Some Crafty Presents
I have gotten a couple of great presents over the last couple of months that are sure to delight my crafty side. First up, i got this great book, Simple Gifts to Stitch, that i've been wanting for a while. It's filled with some great ideas, and i especially love the 'pintucked table runner' and the 'tri-pocket ticking tote' that's on the cover. Another whimsical and decadent project is the tiara made up of flowers. Other bloggers have reviewed it, so i won't. Here and here are some links if you want to know more.
I also got some lovely quilt squares from my sis, who picked them up all the way in Hawaii - and some of the fabrics look straight out of there, so i can't wait to find the perfect project for them. Of course, i still have 2 quilts to finish, so i doubt they will be yet another quilt. Maybe a couple of bright and colourful cushions to fit in with our still-to-come retro 70s basement lounge? Thanks to you both for the lovely and thoughtful gifts!
My sewing machine has been acting a bit 'off' lately, and for the life of me, i don't know what it is. I have tried all the suggested fixes, but still my stitching is not sturdy. The backside is not sewing properly. So, i don't feel committed to any big projects because i know i wouldn't be happy with how the sewing turns out. Does anyone know what to recomend? Maybe it needs a professional's touch, a tuning perhaps?