I decided to make a sketch book cover as a gift for Mothers’ Day. My mother is an artist. I used a photograph of my Grandmother who taught me how to sew. She was always either sewing, knitting or playing the piano. I am pleased with the way it turned out and my mother was thrilled with it.
A friend of mine is expecting a baby boy this summer. She loves dogs so I thought I’d make a baby quilt on the theme of dogs. As usual it took longer than expected to make but I am pleased with the outcome and have developed my skills by doing this. I learn with each project I do.
I’m so excited. After years of struggling to do free motion quilting and embroidery with my current machine I have been to my local dealer today and purchased a new machine. It is a Bernina 770 QE which should arrive on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to many years of sewing on my new machine with confidence. If I am struggling I can go to the dealer for advice. I am fortunate that the dealer is only about one mile away. There is also a lot a lot of help on YouTube.
I’ve had a week off work and have been looking at Pinterest and Facebook. I have just made an Instagram account. Whilst looking at these sites I have found great inspiration. I have also recently purchased a book from Jessie Chorley. Her work is amazing and has spurred me into action again. I love the way she recycles fabric. Patchwork and quilting can be an expensive past time but embroidery is less expensive. Yesterday I decided to make something out of an old pair of jeans.
I was also inspired by a quote I saw on Pinterest ” In being creative the only hard thing to do is begin! “