Saturday, March 24, 2012


The Amaryllis looks beautiful even amongst the weeds :-)



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Travel Pillow Sham

Several months ago I made a couple of shams for my travel pillows.  One is for travel and the other stays with me every night.

I drew up a plan...

Travel Pillow Sham... The Plan

Next time I will probably study my sewing machine a bit more and make the seam allowance a bit smaller.  I might even get creative and quilt one.

This is the front of the sham..

Travel Pillow Sham Front

This is the back...

Travel Pillow Sham Back

This is the reason the pillow is so flat..

Travel Pillow being used

I found out years ago after I had knee surgery that a pillow kept the pressure off my bad knee and my bad back. I place the pillow between my knees and ankles.  I can turn over with it easily.  I seldom sleep on my back.

 I really should put my pillow in the dryer for a fluff.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Janome Sewing Machine

A few years back I wanted to replace my cabinet sewing machine with a portable sewing machine.  I mostly just patch things now, but sometimes will make something.   I wanted a machine that did basic sewing and could easily be stored out of the way.

We went to our local sewing machine store and I test drove several machines.  The sales lady explained all the differences between them.

The option that sold me on the Janome Sewist 500 was the needle threader.  Just put the thread so....

Needle Threader

.. and release and voilĂ ! it is threaded.

Needle Threader

Now if I could only learn how to use all the stitches this machine can do.

Janome Sewing Machine