Monday, September 8, 2008

I can sew!

I'm really excited about this...I have always been intimidated by my sewing machine, but somehow with a little guts and a lot of help from Purl's Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, I have created a pincushion that I adore in spite (or because?) of its imperfections.

Now if this doesn't inspire me to take on my sewing machine, then nothing will.

Some projects I'm dreaming about doing: garden apron from Simple Sewing with a French Twist (gorgeous book!), a quilt for Elsa, and those beautiful bird ornaments also from the Purl book.

Hiding beneath the pincushion is the "anemone" crochet block I've been working on (with the eventual intention of creating the Water Lily quilt from Crochet Blocks):