One such item was the Matryoshka doll duvet cover I made for Missy. Well the felt applique isn't faring too well with machine washing so I'm thinking of turning it into a quilt in order to give it a chance of survival and there haven't been any reasonably priced cot duvet covers around so I decided to butcher a cheap pink cotton single duvet cover and make two little duvet covers for the price of one.
I made the first one problem-free and thought I was on a roll so I attempted the second but I experienced the dreaded 'bobbin expiration', it was getting late and I was tired and wasn't concentrating and kept trying to put the refilled bobbin casing in upside down and wondering why I'd ever got cocky and moved onto the second cover.
I slept on it and came back fresh yesterday afternoon and after consulting some photos I took of the machine in the state it was in when it was returned to me I realised my mistake, got the machine whizzing along within seconds and had the second cover finished in a couple of minutes.
I'm a machine stitching convert, it's 'sew' much easier than hand stitching, why didn't I dig out my machine sooner? Think of all the projects I have avoided because of the labour involved! I'm already planning my next textile task.
|I slept on it and now Missy can sleep under it|