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June 2010

Sew, Sew, Sew

The weather & hobbies change. Around here we started sewing. On the crappiest sewing machine in the universe. Really, that is not an exaggeration. So can it sew in a zipper? Oh, hell no. See the zipper for the sassy skirt class?

Sassy_zipper
Had to be put on hold indefinitely. The crappy ass sewing machine could barely hold on to a straight line, so back to quilting we went.

Big_pillow_colors
Had these fabrics for a LONG time, especially in my mind, for pillows to match the bedroom quilt. First off, the square cutting is really not fun.

Big_pillow_squares
 

But then you get to play with all the colors.

Brainstorm_big_pillow

And make a fun pin cushion to replace the old ratty one.

  Pincushion
Yes, still on the old sewing machine. Straight lines.

Sewing_big_pillow
With that nifty technique from Posy Gets Cozy. Even started some square quilted pillows for the Amy Butler quilt. They aren't for me.

Ms_pillows
 

 After the straight stitch was exhausted it was time to buy a new sewing machine. Yup. It didn't take long, and yup, it is lovely.

Xmas_jammie_pants

In the sewing groove that ensued, some seriously "old" xmas jammie pants were finished. Check out those button holes!!! How perfect are they? And all I did was push "start"!

Elliott_pillow

Piping was made, and pillow #1 finished. Super Kitty Model Elliott in picture for scale. Or maybe just cuteness.

Sassy_skirt_flounce

Zipper was sewn, all modifications completed, and the flounce hemmed. There was a lot of flounce to hem.  No picture of finished skirt because it's in the dirty wash. That's a good reason, right?

Pw_baked_beans

We had time for some baked beans too. PW recipe.  To go with the Memorial Day BBQ. 

Memday_bbq

This summer is going to be all about the BBQ. And sewing.