Just because my machine has been in the shop doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I’ve got quite a few projects cut and ready to sew as soon as I have a machine again. I mentioned this in an earlier post. It is going to be a lovely quilted advent calendar. It was a lot of work cutting out all those numbers and bonding them to the pockets. I’m glad to have that all done so that when I do get started sewing it should come together quickly.
I’ve also got a few snack bags ready to be sewn together. I tried to pick a more “manly” fabric for my husband so that he doesn’t have to take “girly” snack bags to work every day. I actually got this fabric from a fat quarter swap hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew a few months ago.
These pieces are for a round neck top dress that I’m making for the daughter of one of my friends.
I haven’t cut this one out yet, but the pattern pieces are all pinned down. Another Oliver + S outfit. This time it’s their “Bedtime Story Pajamas“. Do you like this fabric? It’s a sheet I found at Goodwill. Very soft and light, perfect for early Fall or Spring pajamas. I’ve got enough left that I might make myself some lounge pants out of it as well.
As for my sewing machine. I got the call yesterday that they had fixed it, but they didn’t charge me for it because it’s only a temporary fix. I’m not sure what is wrong with it, but they said that it may last me another couple of months or it may last me another couple of days, but sooner, rather than later, I will be bringing it back in to have it repaired again.
So guess what I’m doing this afternoon? That’s right, I’m going to buy a new sewing machine. I have my heart set on a Baby Lock Decorator’s Choice and I am so excited! My babysitter is coming in exactly 3 hours and I will be on my way. I’ll post pictures as soon as I can, but if you don’t hear from me for a while, I’m sure you will understand.