So my 4th child and only daughter, Bernie (otherwise known as my sewing machine) has been in for her 1 year well-child visit at the sewing machine shop all week. I am SO glad that I kept my old machine so that I wouldn’t go into withdrawals while she was gone, but not having her has made me appreciate her all the more. Qualities I miss:
- Needle stop up/down function
- The ability to change the needle position
- 1/8″ and 1/4″ marker on the walking foot
I could go on, but I’ll spare you. It hasn’t stopped the sewing, it just makes the sewing a little less exciting.
What I do have is more pompoms. Putting on pompoms added an hour to the process! I’ll be making a lot of these in the days to come since I’m working on pattern pieces for the pieced front pocket. I’m also trying to figure out a way to make them available those who’ve already purchased the pattern, but I’m not sure how that’s going to work.
And a surfboard patchfolio (minus the patching) for a 10 year-old boy.
The only fabric that I could find with wide enough stripes was outdoor awning fabric. And the scrap I used for the pen pocket reminded me of the ocean.
Bernie, I’m coming to pick you up today! Will you remember who I am? It’s me, Mommy! Can you say, “Ma-ma?”