Saturday, September 13, 2014

Small projects

After a week away when I touched neither needle nor sewing machine I was ready to make something.  And as too often happens when enthusiasm runs away with me I am brought back to reality ... my sewing machine foot control began to race under its own violation.  This happened a few years ago and the remedy was to buy another foot control.  An email to a Janome dealer followed by debit card details ensured the control pedal was in my possession within three days ... that is wonderful as Australia Post isn't always as quick as that.
But two days sitting twiddling my thumbs wasn't on.  I began the second last block of Red Brolly's Le Jardin quilt that I will confess has taken a while to stitch; mainly because other projects captured my attention, and because I had to concentrate learning the new stitches involved.  Only one more block to go! 
The background fabric is actually cream ... in hindsight the photo session should have been earlier in the day.
The machine decided to go to its own race meeting as I was sewing a quilt for a doll's bed, in readiness for Christmas 2015.  The HGTV Board asks members to make these little quilts as part of a Christmas surprise for children who need extra loving.  Cradles are donated by a band of woodworkers and it is a privilege to be part of this giving.
Tonight 'my football team' plays a most important match.  I am not sure I can sit and listen to the game and stitch ... although I have several projects waiting on the sideline.


Nanna Chel said...

Is that a common problem with foot pedals, Shirley? I haven't had it happen to me although my sewing machine doesn't get used as much as yours :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley yes i have had that happen before with the foot pedal,it gives you a fright doesnt it.Love your block and how cot is the cradle cover,well done Shirley on your beautiful work.xx

Karen's Korner said...

I was interested to read about your foot pedal taking off. I also have a Janome and it does it quite often so much so that I only use it to wind my bobbins and now only use the stop/start button for sewing.

Lovely work. Some little person is going to be very happy on Christmas morning.

Liz said...

Yay! I bought a new machine. Now I need to get time to use it. I made that quilt for my little grand daughters birthday. Uncle needs to make a cradle?
Hope all is well.