Monday, January 10, 2011

Getting Back at it!

 I guess I have been sharing the "after the season slump"  that some bloggers have been speaking of.  Not that I am in a funk or anything but this last year the ideas of what to make for whom did not come easily.  My brain hurt!  So for a week or so I have not sewn anything, which kind of makes me a little sad.  I do however want to share my favourite thing that I made last year. 

This is a journal cover that I made for one of my sisters for Christmas.  I just love how it turned out!  So much so that she almost didn't get her gift!  I used a pattern in  The New Handmade book.  I love this book and have made many items from it but this is my favourite so far.

This sheet was a thrift store find that I just had to have!  I had these exact sheets when I was little and they hold so many memories.  I really didn't like them when I was little though because the green was not my favourite colour.  I used pieces of the original sheets in a baby quilt for the sister who used to share the bed (and these sheets) with me when we were little.  Her oldest son still has that quilt!

I thought that I should show this little treasure that was given to me by Hazel as well as her stash of fabric!  It is a 1948 Singer Featherweight.  It is beautiful and it runs like a dream!  I have oiled it and cleaned it and stitched just a few lines on it.  My son loves it because the control of the foot pedal is exquisite!  When you push goes slowly, when you push goes faster!  Hopefully no more stitching through fingers for him!

In between everyone being sick through the Holidays we found a little time for comfort food! This is our favourite Monkey Bread recipe.  It goes really fast!  I had a hard time getting a picture as those tongs are in motion going in for the last few bites!                                          

Hope you have a fabulous 2011!


A Plain Path said...

Love the journal and that bread looks delicious! I haven't done any sewing since the holidays either, but looking forward to my first BOM coming later this month. That will be my main project this year!


homespun girl said...

I love that journal cover! What a coincidence; I was just thinking that I should cover a notebook. I remember when I was in grade school and covered my textbooks in brown paper bags. It kept them nice and was a good surface for doodling. I made fabric covers for my daughters binders all through high school too. Thanks for the inpiration!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that journal too.......I am so glad the holidays are over and life is slowing down a bit......