There are so many reasons I needed to have a new sewing machine. When I was probably around 12-13 I learned to sew on my mom's foot pedal sewing machine and it was a Singer. When I married and had my little girl I began to sew her's and my clothing. I loved making those pretty little lacy and frilly dresses. Somewhere along the way I just stopped sewing. I've missed it and am so glad to have a new machine. Well the new ones are all computerized so we shall see how easy it is. I got a Brother from Wal Mart with 50 stitches.
Check out the instructions for just winding the bobbin. Steps 1 - 16. That seems like a lot just for the bobbin but guess what it isn't wound yet. I got started with it and got sidetracked.
Found this fabric on the clearance. It is yellow linen but forgot what the waffle fabric is. I was thinking curtains. These two fabrics look good together. We'll see because I might say one thing and then go off in another direction. I tend to do that sometime.
As with the fabric I just can't make up my mind. I bought 3 patterns. Bought these two first. I really like the shirt pattern but it won't do with the linen. It is too heavy for this shirt.
I liked both of these curtain patterns. Don't laugh because I bought curtain patterns. I know that some of you will say just cut and fold and sew for curtains but it's been a long time for this old girl to get back up on that wagon. My window in my livingroom is huge. About 105" wide. That will require 4 average size panels for just the one window. I have figured almost 3 yards for each panel. That would be 6 yards for just the panels for the livingroom. But then I want valance too. Now that is going to be a lot of fabric and could definately go out and buy curtains cheaper than I can make them. But I am going to see what I can find at reasonable prices.
My daughter recommended (actually she put this in my hand) I read this book and I have started it and am reading it. Very good book. Thank you April.
Have a great day everybody!
I am thankful for the sunshine today.