Sometimes when I imagine something I’m able to capture it exactly.
Then after I work out all of the maths involved…
I cut it straight out of fabric and I see my dreamy thoughts in reality.
I really like that.
Every Sunday night I remember that I need to go to work on Monday morning. I always reflect on how much sewing I might be doing on a Monday if I didn’t go to work. Then I try to do that much sewing before I go to bed.
Every Monday morning I drag myself awake and vow that I will go to bed earlier on a Sunday in order to start the week well.
By the following Sunday my vow is forgotten and I repeat the process described above.
I have managed to break five sewing machine needles in one week. All I did was sew over a pin and… crack, another one gone. I have always pinned through my seams perpendicular to the direction that I’m sewing. Generally my machine needle would just push the pin aside, but my new machine is a little more sensitive about pins.
My very clever friend Julie told me that I needed to buy Clover super fine quilting pins.
These little beauties are much thinner than regular pins and very, very sharp. They ease right into the seams and best of all…
I manage to stitch right across them, machine needle intact.
Thanks Julie. You’re a pin whisperer.