This weekend was an exciting one for us here at the Woolen Rabbit. Not only did the Pats make the next round into the Superbowl, my daughter Ashley also made it into the final round of a local singing competition called Voice of the Valley. In fact, she found out that she moved into first place with a rendition of the Beatles, "Across the Universe".
The final competition is this Saturday night and I know she is struggling to find just the right song for her, so if you could send her some good vibes this week, I know she would really appreciate it.
Earlier this summer, I got a beautiful sewing machine that I finally sat down to get acquainted with.
My old sewing machine is one that I picked up when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, almost 30 years ago. An old Kenmore, that did a nice zig zag stitch and a wonky buttonhole....nothing fancy, but so reliable that it still works fine even today.
I have really really wanted to get back to a little quilting though and wanted a machine that could do a little more than my trusty old Kenmore, so I spent a good part of the summer researching sewing machines, figuring this would probably be the last sewing machine I would ever get. I went for a few bells and whistles this time around.....now I need to learn how to use those bells and whistles...eek!
On my way home from Texas, I picked up this funky dog fabric to make the dogs some new snoods. Easy peasy sewing, but they keep the food out of the girls ears, which in turn helps to prevent any ear chewing. Cavaliers should have nice long ears, but getting those ears, seems to be a challenge here for some reason. Hopefully these will help. (don't they look cute?)
I had enough fabric left over to make a little lined knitting bag. This was a bit more of a challenge for me as it truly has been years since I have sewn, but just like anything else, it slowly came back to me as I sat behind the machine.
So, that is pretty much my weekend in a nutshell so to speak. A little singing, a little football, a little sewing and actually, I think I am on track with my knitting goals too.
A good weekend indeed..........