My new toy – and a new pattern as well

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days perched on my lovely pink chair giving happy little sighs of contentment as I gaze around my cheerfully redecorated kitchen.  But today all that changed as I was totally distracted by the arrival of ….

a new toy!  Yes, I am now the proud possessor of an overlocker (or serger) and have spent most of this afternoon playing  practising how to use it.  I’ve been thinking about investing in one for some time, and now have the perfect excuse – it’s going to play a major role in Rosie & Dan’s wedding invitations.  I can’t reveal any more at present, although I am very impatient to tell all about them and will be sure to let you know when they’re done!

As well as playing with my new overlocker, I’ve been writing up another pattern for the April issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  This month’s issue welcomes in the spring, which of course brings the start of the gardening season (for those of us who are fair weather gardeners anyway!).  My friend Jacqui (Flapdoodledesigns) is a very keen gardener and “Digging the Allotment” is based on one of her drawings …

This would be a great beginner’s project as it only uses back stitch and would make a lovely gift for a keen gardener.  If you like Jacqui’s work, then you’ll love her Facebook page where you’ll find lots more of her lovely work – please do pop over and say “hello” if you have a moment.  And finally ….

Can you ever have too many bunnies at Easter?  I’m updating and revising one of my older patterns for the April Magazine.  Hopefully soon I’ll be back with some photos of my Woodland Alphabet Quilt to show (which is also going to be in the April issue).  It’s all finished – and quilted too – but I’m really struggling with photographing it.  Rosie’s here this weekend and perhaps she’ll be able to help me as she’s much better with a camera than I am.  Fingers crossed!

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  1. June Christy says:

    You will love it. I’m on my second serger. My Baby Lock I had for 20 years. I am a quilter so I don’t need it often but I make receiving blankets, quilts, burp cloths, etc for the infant project at my church several times a year. And I just finished a batch. For this it is essential. So I don’t use it often but when I need it I need it and nothing else will do. Enjoy yours!!

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