|There's one seam unfinished in this pic, but I assure you, all my seams are properly flat-felled and fray-free.|
Truly dazzling, and the way the stripes chevron together at the seams makes me happy, happy, happy.
And because I mentioned her by name in my previous blog, here's a snap of Sally, my old workhorse of a stitcher:
If you could see the back of her carry-cover, you'd see the price tag still there from when I picked her up last year from Goodwill -- $7.99. She's an English-made Singer, and has her little quirks -- like how there's only one bobbin in the world that she will function with, so I have to unwind and reload it with every color change, and how using heavy-duty thread makes her bind up every few minutes -- but we have an understanding and she gets the job done. Dave has offered many time to buy me a nice new machine, but for the amount of machine sewing I do, there's no reason to spend the money. (I'd rather have new tires for my car! haha) And I kind of like the weird retro color and the personality that comes with these old stitchers.
Okay, I gotta get back to the ruffle. LoTR is playing in the other room and I can't miss the dragon fireworks!