On May25 (note the calendar), the boys and I went to the teacher store and got this calendar and weather set for our school room. It came with a bunch of number cards, weather cards, and celebration cards. And yes, it is a hot and cloudy day today in North Texas.
I looked at all the cards and thought, “What am I supposed to do with these?” It took me a few minutes to remember that I know how to sew and this weekend, I made this.
I cut a square piece of stabilizer, then made a fabric pocket for it and bound the top. I got the vinyl from wallieworld, but had to stop in the middle of my project when on a practice piece, the vinyl kept sticking to my presser foot. Why didn’t I anticipate this happening? Well, Sue from Threads came to my rescue! My walking foot did the trick, but Sue had so many other great suggestions as well, like lengthening the stitch so that the vinyl doesn’t perforate and putting some fray check where I back stitched. Here’s a close up of the vinyl. Thank you for your help, Sue!
This weekend, I also got to do some sewing machine looking – not shopping, but looking. There are some amazing machines out there and hopefully I’ll be going back when their sale starts in early June.