A fairy godmother sent a little love via the mailman! I was confused when the mailman rang the bell because I knew I didn't order anything. When I opened the package, saw the Caron pounder and read the note, I was practically in tears. A very thoughtful FGM had read on the blog that I'd run out of Caron pounder in black for my mom's scrapghan and that I wouldn't be able to borrow a car anytime soon to go get one.
FGM, I'm so humbled by your thoughtfulness and kindness. Tomorrow, I am home from work again, so I am going to enjoy the tea you sent and get to work on finishing the scrapghan for my mom. Big big hugs to you, whoever you are!
Since I was home today too (and Pi was at school!), hubby pulled out my 1960's sewing machine to practice on. I've always loved those hook roll cases and decided I was going to make one come hell or high water. About 5 very long hours later, I had this!
Definitely a challenge for me and I made lots of newbie mistakes that are evident if you take a close look, but I'm so proud that I did it without any assistance. Well, hubby assisted when the sewing machine started to vibrate, but that doesn't count, haha.
You can see my straight stitches aren't so straight, but better than they were just last week.
One big mistake that I didn't realize until after I had finished was that I could see the pocket stitches on the outside of my roll. I think I know what I need to do to eliminate that next time. I think I should sew the pocket and its strips to one rectangle of fabric before sewing both rectangles together. In theory, this should work, but I won't be sure til I try it again.
I've got some fabric scraps lying around and plan to try again. If I get the hang of it, I'd like to make some as ROAKs.
I'm going to focus on the scrapghan tomorrow. Hopefully I can get a lot banged out!