Our first project? The pepper coasters.
Here is my big Ta-Da!
This is a super easy pattern
and a lot of fun to make.
If you need a quick bit of sewing therapy,
I highly recommend making these.
And using fabric by Patrick Lose
makes me even happier!
I love using his fabrics as blenders in my projects,
but in this case, they are showcased as the main fabric.
So, see, you can create a winning project either way!
If you would like to join in the Zakka sewalong,
you can purchase a copy of the book
Our lovely hostesses are
To see the weekly project, you can click HERE.
I don't know that I'll be able to participate every week.
Some of the projects look to take more time that I can devote in a week,
but I can say I will give it my best shot!
I came across a tidbit I would like to share with you.
(and for the life of me, I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could give proper credit!)
I've often been a bit frustrated because I can't remember what type of thread
is in my bobbin.
So purchase a box of these
and use them to mark your bobbins.
Any time I can save myself from making a mistake,
I'll try it!
Speaking of mistakes,
(not that I know this is one yet),
my poor Josie is going to the sewing machine doctor today.
I'm hoping this is something the warranty will cover.
If so, she'll be shipped off on Monday.
I am heart sick.
(I was even more heart-sick telling the prior owner, who is an absolute sweetheart, poor Josie broke!)
The accufeed prongs just snapped off.
I didn't even have 12 inches of sewing done and they fell off.
This happened shortly after I received the machine.
I will write about some lessons learned about purchasing an expensive machine
in a later post, but right now
I just has to share my sadness.
So wish Josie well
and hopefully it's not going to cost and arm and a leg to fix her!
Until the next adventure....xoxoxo