Today was the day I did my first sewing with my new Juki. How exciting is that?
As I wrote in July, I treated myself to a new super-dooper sewing machine this summer, but I hadn’t been able to “play” because my husband was home for the holidays and he had other things planned. ie, DIY, with redecorating the guest room.
While I couldn’t sneak upstairs to play, I made good use of any free time I had to finish off the hand-quilting on my pinwheels project . . . so that was finished last night.
And today . . . I turned it into a cushion cover. The Juki sewed like a dream! Really silent, even when on full speed, which is great because otherwise Rio (the parrot) gets too noisey. I even used the overlock stitch to keep things tidy inside.
It is now sitting, in pride of place, on one of the new armchairs in our bedroom. I didn’t show you photos of that . . . we finally bought ourselves some bookshelves (in kit form) and have set up a cosy little reading area in the bedroom.
This photo, before we filled the shelves and yes, I know, there are gaps in between the doors We need to readjust the screws on the hinges but forgot about that, due to the redecorating of guest room. Please also note – Blackjack toys under the coffee table lol. Oh, and while showing you photos of our “interior” . . . here’s one of the upstairs loo lol.
This is AFTER my husband gave it some TLC and a few stickers. I don’t have a before photo, but it was wallpapered in a very busy dusky pink floral before. Not our cup of tea at all. I think we now need a new toilet seat