Now that the school holidays have commenced it has been a week of late nights and slow mornings. I love having the teens at home, with leisurely late lunches (like 3 pm!) and a lack of structure and routine. The last few days, however, I have sorely missed my sewing machine whilst it was being serviced.
Thankfully my local sewing machine repair and service center, the Camberwell Sewing Centre were very understanding of my "plight" and again took care of my machine with expediency, and it now hums like a brand new machine.
In the meantime though I had the use of a borrowed sewing machine ( my sister's Bernina Activa whilst she seeking out quilting inspiration and patchwork stores in Europe) and have enjoyed piecing another simple Little Folks Baby Quilt. This time I have made a little baby girl quilt with lots of pink and even a touch of purple.
Little Folks Voile by Anna Maria Horner
I thought it wise to stick with something familiar and manageable with a strange sewing machine. Although the borrowed machine is the same brand, I felt like a sewing novice using this smaller machine. The first hiccup came when I needed to wind a bobbin - eventually I worked out (with the help of the internet) that a simple press of the foot pedal solved the inaction of the bobbin winder! Mmmm too simple.
Of course a pretty pink quilt does need pretty threads, which has meant a quick dash to The Lazy Daisy - Needlework Specialist, where I discovered a huge range of Perle8 thread in stock, and now more in my stash! These will keep me entertained for what promises to be a rainy weekend.
For inspiration you will find many more Creative Spaces at Kootoyoo. Thanks Kirsty!