Today I went over to Denise’s house with some other crafty people for some hand-stitching on felt. We not only used needles and thread, but we got to use Denise’s oldie time Singer sewing machine – a sewing machine so old, it was actually manufactured in Canada.
I think Denise said she paid $10 for this little machine at a thrift store. I sewed my little heart coffee sleeve on this machine. It’s sturdy and strong. I have no idea how old it is, but it seems to be just as strong as it ever was. It felt great to sew on it.
We each took our turn on the sewing machine from time to time. According to my photos, our get-together looked like this:
Don’t get me wrong, we chit-chatted, laughed and had a great time. I just seemed to miss those moments while taking photos of this event.
Here’s a sample of what we made today:
Stacy made this one. I made a similar design (I have hearts on the brain) for a lovely coffee sleeve. I’ll show you next week when I go out for coffee! I’ve got it my backpack for such an occasion.
Sewing on felt is relaxing and forgiving. If you need to rip any unyieldy stitches out, it’s like it never happened. And hand-stitching without a looming deadline is very, very relaxing. I’ll remember that for future projects – such as binding on a quilt. And speaking of quilts – I got another 2 or 3 lanterns done this weekend.
Thank you Denise for having us over and being an excellent hostess! We had all the felt, needles, thread, cheese, crackers, coffee and time on her sewing machine our little hearts desired. It was a lovely and relaxing afternoon.