Well at least I am assuming it is Winter's last stand here in the Northeast! I woke up this morning to a fabulous 2 hour delay at my school-a nice little gift that allowed me to actually feel like exercising when I could take the time to ease into it. I enjoy the coziness of Winter. My poor husband thinks that may because I am not in charge of the snow removal! He may be right. I think some nice Spring weather should be right around the corner which should boost everyone's spirits around here.
I have been sewing up a storm. There are so many projects I want to do. You know from previous posts how much I LOVE the One Yard Wonders book. Well, there was a sewing machine cover in there I have been wanting to make. I had the perfect fabric for it and this one actually would fit because I paid attention to that minor detail! Here it is in all its one yard wonder glory!
I love the pocket in it. It turned out great and was really easy. I am debating making one for my new serger. The shape is really odd so I may actually have to calculate(oh no) but I may tackle it. I have another yard of this adorable fabric so they would match.
I also made this glasses case. I found a pattern in the Pretty Little Cozies book. I probably didn't need a pattern for this but I love looking through my books for inspiration and the fit is perfect(which it may not have been if I had winged it) I used a chenille scrap for the lining so it would be super soft and I chose this small project to do something I have always wanted to try. I dropped the feed dogs and did some free stitching on the tea pot applique. It was fun. I think I would practice quite a bit before doing a quilt like that but this was a perfect way to introduce myself to that technique. I thought I had a special machine foot for it but I couldn't figure it out so I just went ahead and did it with no foot at all! I don't know why but I am always so proud of myself when I do something different that I have put off forever.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Happy crafting and take care.Nancy