Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Welcome back!

Believe it or not! I brought my sewing machine in the house and cleaned it up! It has been in the garage for three years now. I'm so proud of my old baby; it still works.... light and all! I broke a needle when I first got started sewing, but thankfully, had some spares. Below, I am getting started on my project. A new Bible cover. I am still using the same Scofield Bible my parents gave me when I was a senior in high school. I have often thought of switching to a new one, as my cover is worn, but I have so many notes and memories in this one, I can't bear to stop using it.
The dogs surprised me when I started sewing. I thought they would bark and go crazy at the hum of the machine. But look at Butterbean! I brought his blanket in the kitchen and he went right to sleep.
Sweet Pea found herself a spot on the vent behind me. They were both so good. I was careful not to drop any pins, as I knew what would happen if I did. It was almost like sewing with my children in the house again.
Okay, here's my new Bible cover. I'm very rusty and the binding isn't sewn very smoothly, but I'm excited that I actually sewed something today!
I will post a picture of the beautiful bookmark you see hanging from my Bible later. It was a gift from a blogging buddy. I want you all to see it!

11 comments:

The Babysitters Love said...

Oh I wish I was this talented! I wouldn't know what to do with that machine at all! I can do a lot by hand but never have tried that way!

Debbie J. said...

Penny!!! your machine is almost just like mine, except newer!!! I can't believe it! The Bible cover is wonderful and you are so talented. Your project doesn't look like you are rusty at sewing to me. It looks so nice!!! Those Bible covers are expensive at the Christian Book Store and yours is much prettier than the ones they sell. You go girl!!! You should sell those.

Sandy said...

I think the cover is beautiful.

Beemoosie said...

Oh it's beautiful!!! What a great job you have done!! Can't wait to see more of your handiwork!

yellowfarmhouse said...

It's nice to have the company of little friends when we sew. Love your cover and i think you did a great job. Hope the pups are feeling better. Now get back to sewing, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Kim said...

The Bible cover is beautiful. I know how you feel about not letting go of that old Bible. My cover is falling off and a good portion of the Gospels have come loose and I keep sticking them back in place! I can't part with mine either. It has so many study notes and memories. Now I want a sewing machine!

ancient one said...

You've still got it. LOL You always could do anything you wanted to do! Got some of Aunt Jigg's talent!! I think your Bible cover is pretty! Glad the doggies are feeling better!

FabricMom said...

Congrats on the bible cover. It looks great. I need to make one of those. Doesn't it feel great to make something yourself? I look forward to seeing more cute things from you. Thanks for visiting my site.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
I am so happy to see you sewing again. You did a great job.
Hugs,
elizabeth

Blue Sky said...

That is so pretty. I love the pictures of your doggies hanging out! They are so cute!

Susan said...

Your Bible cover is beautiful! My machine is a lot like yours, except mine is just a little bit newer. Sometimes I think I'd like a new one, but my old one is working just fine. It's nice to see someone sewing on an older machine and doing such a beautiful job!