Monday, October 09, 2006
The sewing machine finally was brought out on Saturday afternoon and we spent some quality time together. First I sewed some seam treatments on the second purse panel, then I pulled out some fibers to couch on them. Now, I've never done any couching with my machine, so this was all a learning experience. I'm not entirely happy with the outcome, but I learned something, and have more to learn no doubt! It was great fun! Next time I'm going to try couching with the clear thread and see what kind of luck I have with it.
When I finished embellishing the front and back, I began to put together the inside lining. I had some difficulty understanding the directions, so ended up making some adjustments. Normal learning curve. :) Next on the list is assembling the outside pieces, constructing the handle, and I'll be pretty much done!
Saturday evening DH and I watched "Walk the Line" that we'd recorded off HBO with our dvr. Gosh I'm liking that thing! It's great to be able to go back and rerun a scene if you miss a line of a live tv show, or just be able to pause it, then come back to and continue watching. We also record several shows to watch at a more convenient time for us - a family favorite is "The Colbert Report".
While watching tv Sunday evening, I finished the SB ornament! Yay! Now to move on to the next one.