I spent the afternoon sewing pinwheel blocks.......on my sewing machine.
I usually sew everything by hand, but I want to get some things finished quickly, so I decided to sew these blocks by machine.
Well.....................the first block was a disaster!!! It is so out of shape after being unpicked about 10 times the only place for it is in the bin! I could not get my centre points to line up. Very frustrating!! After trying a combination of hand and machine stitching I finally figured what I was doing wrong. Goodness, hand sewing has such a different result to machining! Just a couple of threads one way or the other and you have perfection......or a mess!!!!
The second block (above) worked the first time! Yay!!!!
Below is the third block.
I have it figured out now!!
I did a little fabric shopping late last week and found some fabric I had never seen before. This is Liberty wool!!! It is very fine and drapes beautifully. After Christmas I will be making a skirt from it. I also found plain Liberty cotton, something I have never seen before here. Unfortunately they only had one colour, and only one metre left on the roll. It came home with me! :)
Here is our sewing buddy. Isn't she gorgeous!!
Its hard work watching all the sewing!
The pineapple doily under the vase was made by my Great Grandmother.
I was out in the car early this morning and I was pleased to see a few cars with their headlights on.