Sunday, September 18, 2011

My machine can now sleep peacefully.

I like the look of the machine "sashiko"  stitching we did at Sewing Club this month.  I have used mine to make 'jamies' for my new Janome sewing machine, so she wont get dusty when she sleeps at night.  I made so many mistakes doing the cutting out for this project, but each one of the wrong sized fabrics has been used - averting a disaster of not having enough trim/lining fabric.  It just took a bit of redesigning to manage it.
I copied the shape of the central sashiko pattern and quilted it on the back of the cover also, though it doesnt show too well in the photo.

I have also been cutting out and labelling all the pieces  for  Joy's Doctor Bag class at Sew This and That tomorrow. 
Hmmm.  Hope they will work well together.  The main thing is that I like them heaps. 

Friday saw a change of pace.  I could go to school as a Grandparent, for Grandparents Day.  We had a lovely time helping our prep grandchildren with a craft activity - they made and decorated a bookmark which they then gave to us. They entertained us with jokes, singing and poems while we ate lunch, and afterwards we were invited to join them for Chapel.




Such concentration.
I dont know who was the most excited on the day, the children or the grandparents. (secretly I think it was the grandparents).

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your fabrics look lovely...have fun...Wish I was a grandparent...

teresa said...

Your grandparents day sounds wonderful. What a lovely thing for the school to do. Your machine cover turned out great ... nice use of your block. Wish I was going with you tomorrow to make Joys bag!!! Have fun..xx

Maree: said...

Your cover is lovely..I'm looking forward to Grandparents Day they way Miss.E is going it won't be long..lol
cheers

Chrissie said...

What a lovely way to encourage Grandparents to help and be involved. Like your fabrics for the doctors bag have fun making it

Lyn said...

Love the fabrics- you're well organised with each group labelled- that would have been a great way to spend the day -going back to school!

Fiona said...

Love your fabrics.. the Sashiko looks good... I'm looking forward to being able to attend grandparents day...
Hugz

Allie said...

Nice jammies! I need to make some for my machine. Boy is she dusty. Such a darling little boy - lucky you!

Jude said...

You have one very lucky machine and the piccies of your GS are delightful and I hope you had a really good time visiting.