I hope all is going well in your world!
I won't even tell you how crazy busy I've been.
I did get something checked off my list.
I signed up for the Sewing Room Swap on Flickr.
My partner wanted a sewing machine cover,
so I made her one using this pattern.
It's called Just Swell by Thimble Blossoms.
(I am in love with Camile Roskelley)
This is a great pattern.
Very easy to follow
and a very quick and adorable cover!
So here is my version,
hopefully to my swap partner's liking!
I am a little sick though.
My machine had a bit of a hiccup and I didn't notice it until all was said and done.
Apparently the thread came out from that little area right above the needle,
and it cause a couple skipped stitches in my zigzag quilting.
I used a couple different embroidery stitches to add a little 'cuteness' to the cover.
I have to say,
I am very happy to my Josie back!
She does great work!
(when I have her threaded right)
The little basket setting beside the machine
is a matching thread catcher.
The fabric I used for this thread catcher is
Vintage notions by Amy Barickman.
I just love it!
I have one more swap I'm sewing for to get started and finished by Sept 13th,
one emergency quilt (more to come on that for a later post),
quilt my mother-in-law's quilt,
and in between all this, I'll be canning.
All this AFTER I've worked all day at my 'real job'.
So I will be out of commission yet for the next couple weeks,
but I cannot complain for all this fun stuff I get to do.
As far as canning,
so far I've done 5 pints of pizza sauce and 14 quarts
of tomato juice.
The Tomato God's are watching over me,
because the tomatoes are ready in perfect size
batches so I can work on a batch every couple days.
That way it isn't so overwhelming.
Today it's spaghetti sauce.
I'm hoping for at least 7 quarts of that today!
I'll send you all the dinner invite this winter when we pop those
jars open for a meal!
I hope your world has been full of creative journey's!