Monday, September 5, 2011

have you cleaned your machine lately?

Labor Day 2011

Spent a lot of time in the sewing room this weekend as the rest of the family was out of town in various places.  Made pillows for the home of a soon-to-be-newlywed couple.  They get married in a month and are feathering their soon-to-be nest.  First time I had dealt with this type of trim.  It was thick and didn't really want to be co-operative.

But I won.

The pillows with brown and lime green pom pom ball fringe turned out to be my very favorites!
Y'know, I could do this for a living... 
if only more people needed decorative pillows and knew that I rock at making them.

After that project was complete, I made a table runner for a friend whose family has just moved to a new neighborhood.  I recovered their dining room chairs in the same fabric.
I'd never made a table runner before.
Y'know, I could sew those for a living...
but then I might put the poor children in China's sweatshops out of business.
And I'd hate to do that.

At the end of the weekend, I cleaned and oiled my faithful sewing machine.
It was well-deserved and much needed.  She made a lot less noise afterward.  But I am pretty sure I heard a small, sweet voice say 'thank you' when I walked out of the room.