We are finally finished with purple. February seemed to be the longest month this year, just dragging on. I am sick and tired of purple! Thank you, thank you, Angela for bright light green this month. I won’t see any spring growth here in Wisconsin for about another month, but I can play with my fabrics and fill my heart with spring. In fact, we can hear birds chirping again and just now I can hear the coo, coo of a mourning dove.
Great news! After my 13-year-old sewing machine bit the dust, my daughter gave me a lovely fully automated, computerized Brother which she was not using.
As you can see, it has all the bells and whistles and shortcuts I could want. However, that does not mean I’ve been sewing up a storm. It’s been several days of slogging through the manual, figuring out how to make it run. With my shaky hands it took about an hour for me to get it threaded and a bobbin filled after dropping a bunch of those colorless things everywhere.
The other problem is my custom sewing table, which needs a new inset for this machine. I spent about another hour just now attempting to order it with an outdated credit card. Finally got that done this Friday afternoon, so it won’t be here until Wednesday. Does this whole tale sound like I’m losing my mind? It couldn’t be old age…
On the bright side, I got as far as finding a surprise of some nice light green fabrics in my stash.
Aren’t they pretty? I’m going to get busy hunting for lime greens and I hope that by next week I will be able to post photos of some new blocks for you to enjoy with me.