Good Sunday Morning all!
I bought a new Brother Innov-is 950D embroidery and sewing machine! I love my old Elna, but it seems lately that it takes more time to get her up and running. Once I finally get her humming I’m out of the mood. A week ago Saturday I was ready to start a sewing project and she was not cooperating. I left my studio to find Dave to tell him of my frustration. Since we don’t exchange Christmas gifts anymore and just buy ourselves something we want, I had a great idea! Dave had already told me about what he was going to buy for himself so I told him a new sewing machine would be my present.
He thought that was a great idea. I spent some time researching online, and then with my friend Donna we drove over to her favorite sewing machine store. It helped that Donna has a Brother machine and loves it. Usually I agonize over buying anything, but after spending two hours in the shop taking her for a test run, we came home together and have been having a great time.
I completed this little purse – a project I’ve wanted to do forever. The next one I will make shorter. I used my Color Magnet material for the outside and the lining.
I’ve also been working on this project. More about it later.
Non-sewing related, Dave and I made some soap using some of the luffa he grew for me several years ago. Here are the slices in the mold before we poured the soap.
Here is the Luffa Goats Milk Soap. It has cracks from the luffa. We are starting to experiment with color so this is our first one where we added Annatto which we infused in olive oil to give it that yellow color. Right now we are experimenting with small batches to help tweak our recipes.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had one more scarf from Evi’s Silk Painting class to post. This is probably my favorite and it also took me the longest to complete.
I also did some weeding and mulching in the blueberry/blackberry area, getting them ready for their winter’s nap. I came across this mushroom and just had to take a picture of it. I could not believe it – had me laughing all the way to the house to capture it on my camera.
I used my new thermofax text screen on a piece of my Color Magnet material. Love it!
And with the cool weather, we are all snuggling together. Time for the bed flannels!
Well, that’s all for today’s roundup. Next week I’ll have a book review and giveaway. Be sure and stop by and enter.