Friday, February 3, 2012

Not really blogging, but had to show you my new baby!

If you followed my blog back in the fall, you know that my machine first got dropped, then fixed, then went up in smoke due to a power surge!!!  That is one reason I decided not to blog anymore.  I was still sewing, on a couple of borrowed machines, but it just wasn't the same.  But, now I have a NEW BABY - her name is HONEY J (named for my grandmother, Honey, and my home ec. teacher Mrs. Johnnie J.) I've already had a problem with her, though.  I was sewing away when, I sewed over a pin (I know, I know this is a NO NO!) and a belt slipped off!!  I nearly cried, but my machine repairman, who is becoming my best friend, BTW, fixed it in one day.  I brought her home, and sewed all day yesterday.  She is very sensitive about some things, so I'm just going to have to learn how to deal with her personality!!!  Maybe, she's having to learn to deal with mine!!!  Anyway, isn't she pretty!?!                                                                          
I've made a couple of pillows shaped like an E and a G for my grandson's for a Valentine's gift.  And........ this dress for my friend's granddaughter.  The collar is made from two of my friend's mother's or grandmother's handkerchiefs.  The dress part is made from my friend's blouse that had pin tucks on the front and the back.  I turned the blouse around backwards and used the pintucks as part of the design.  I didn't get a photo of the back of the dress, but the pin tucks are in tack, as well as the placket and buttons from the blouse.  The dress opens all the way down the back.  The meidera applique at the bottom was just something I added from some dotted swiss fabric I had in my stash.  I thought the little yellow bows were just the thing to finish the look.
Now, am I blogging again?  I  don't know.  It all depends on if I have time with this new job.  I am finding a little time here and there.  So, I may have a here and there blog!  Gotta go do some job duties right now, as a matter of fact. 
The biggest issue is in not having time to read all of your blogs!!!

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