For those of you that sent condolences on the loss of my sewing machine, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. There wasn't much of a service, just me saying, "Oh crap!" over the corpse. But I moved on to a new love. My new sewing machine is a Brother NX 250. The thing I like most, you ask, well, thanks for asking, I'll tell you. It's the easy threading of the machine. Swish the thread through and push down a button, and viola, the machine is threaded. Now let me just say, there is nothing wrong with my vision, and I'm not getting old, it's just that they make the needles so small these days. And don't send me emails saying the needles are the same size as before, because I'm just going to delete them.
So I recently painted my breakfast rm, click here and kitchen.
That meant that the old skirt I had in my buffet no longer went with the new paint. Here's the before below.
I've painted the cabinets and will show you the cabinets in another post. Here's the new curtain.
I used a canvas fabric and added one of those adorable Target feed sack kitchen towels to the front of the curtain.
I was having so much fun with my new sewing machine, that I used one of the decorative stitches to the top of the feedsack towel.
This was one of those fun sewing projects that takes a hour or so that I love. I have 42 YARDS of linen sitting in my office waiting for me to start my living room slip covers (gulp, gulp). These are going to take me probably about a month, when you factor in meals, sleep, and all of that stuff my family expects me to do. I mean really, I think doing your own laundry builds character, and who among us couldn't benefit from skipping a few meals? When I explained this to them, they tilted their heads like a dog that's trying to pick up some distance sound it can't quite make out. I considered using my daughter's tactic and running to my room, all the while yelling that they don't understand me, then throwing myself into a dramatic heap on the bed, but I didn't want to get my new bed spread all wrinkled.