Sewn Up Christmas 2018

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Sewn Up Gifts Table Wreath

Sewn Up Gifts Table Runner

If like me you are already busy thinking about the Christmas Celebrations you may forgive that I have been even slacker than usual about looking after this blog site of mine.  But I have things made for a Country Park Christmas fair in November and I am still recovering from the excitement of our daughters wedding this year!

It was a really special and beautiful day and there was  a country theme going on.  The decor was quirky and fun and when I am allowed I will share a few photos.  But there was a definite hessian vibe and hessian was laid down the centre of each wedding breakfast table.

Of course I rescued 6 rolls of it the next day, and have been busy up cycling.  Hessian is quite rough on the hands and sewing machine, but I am so lucky to have a Sailrite, it munches on through the coarse fibres spitting out the loose bits every where!  It can also handle the thick thread and has a permanent walking foot, so all good.  My next posting will be all hessian!

 

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I am no sailor!

Now I am no sailor, considering I live on a small island and am always going away, there is no chance of me getting on a”boat”.  Real sailors say ” its not a boat but a liner or a ship or a cruiser”.  Whatever it is I am not venturing forth, unless I spend all the while with my head in a bucket!

But my next statement may cause you to think I am insane.  I spent a week in Cyprus, with lots of time on my hands.  Was staring up at this sail style canopy which looked very elegant. And I scanned around our private pool at all the sun beds and chairs etc. Look at all that sewing I thought.  I could do that if only my machine could cope with all that canvas.  Now you know whats coming!  I did some research cos I have been wanting to make bags of various sorts, for a while now. I have no room for an industrial machine, but I found a compromise!

Some of you will have heard of “Sailrite”, not me!  What a revelation!  Spent the rest of the holiday pinning pics on Pinterest and convincing myself I really need this machine.

My brave husband said I should get it ” if I needed it” and so I have!

My Blue Bruiser! Sailrite sewing machine.

My blue bruiser is not delicate, she is able to stitch through denim layers like butter.  So far ( I have only had her 2 days) I have had no chance to start a project, but there are loads in my head.

Anyone else out there own this beautiful beast, would love to see your makes from it!

Happy sewing all

Lindy