Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Get 'em while they're young....

Happy New Year everyone!

We have been enjoying renovation hell here at England Street, so I don't have much to report from the sewing room.  Over the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas we replaced our laundry, kitchen and the floors in our hallways and main living area.  I will post some before and after photos once they have been entirely finished (just for you Kris!)  At the moment we still need to replace some lighting, put the skirting boards back on and paint.  Then phase 1 will be over and we will be girding the loins for phase 2 in March.  

On a different note, I thought I'd share what my daughter has been up to.  I was indoctrinated at an early age into the world of craft and have carried on the tradition with Scarlett.  The beauty of the Pfaff is that you don't need to use a foot control, so we just dialed the sewing speed down to low and the littlest crafter was able to control everything with her pointy little finger.

 So without further ado, I give you Scarlett's first creation - a four-patch doll's quilt, pinned, pressed and quilted by me but sewn by her.

I decided to attempt some free hand quilting on Mum's longarm - I'm not much of a quilter I tell you!  I hadn't really touched the machine for 5 years and to say that I'm a bit rusty would be a gross understatement.  I pulled some pretty serious concentration faces while doing this and I'm fairly sure that my tongue was hanging out for most of the 20 minutes it took!

Now it just needs to be bound and it will be ready for a dolly to snuggle under.  Talk soon.


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