Being as I am surrounded by testosterone laden males, I thought I would get some more female company, females that I could while away the day with, talk about all sorts of things with, and just sit and enjoy each others company.
My new 'girls':
Pudding just loves them:
I'm ginger, so of course they'll think I"m a carrot!
Now as you look at these . . . please bear in mind that I DON'T sew!! Don't even have a sewing machine - I'm using my sisters one!
I enrolled in a class for one Saturday . . . I was thinking I wouldn't even get the machine threaded in the time I had LOL
First: I picked my fabrics, and with purple being my favourite colour, it wasn't too hard.
Next came the cutting of the pieces (I absolutely LOVE that top fabric):
Then came the sewing . . . have to quietly admit it got a bit frustrating at times.
Then putting the patches together:
I will admit here that I made a bit of a mistake in the sewing of the patches together - I think I got one patch around the wrong way and consequently some of the fabrics are a bit too close to each other. But the final patchwork looks like this:
It's not perfect, but it's my very first attempt and I just LOVE it. Since this photo it has a dark purple border around the edge and is waiting to be quilted. I will get someone who knows what they are doing to do that bit - maybe I'll attempt it on my next one :-)
Oh, and I've now bought a used sewing machine - quite old and very heavy - but it sews beautifully.
My next project is a bag - pics to come eventually!