Sunday, July 4, 2010

This and That

I attended the PR Weekend in Montreal a couple of weeks ago. The organizers did a great job, and I enjoyed the weekend, but the weather was hot and humid and the dorms where we stayed didn't have air conditioning. Luckily it was OK as far as sleeping since the room had a fan, but I must say I was uncomfortably hot for much of the weekend. I just can't take the heat anymore. Must be an age thing :) But I do feel like my sewing mojo got a boost, and it was nice to meet a couple of women who I have only known through reading their blogs.

Although I have wanted a coverstitch machine for some time, it was watching Jeanne Binet from Jalie at PR Weekend that really got me itching for one. And thanks to a classified ad posted on PR shortly after I returned, I am now the proud owner of this Janome CoverPro 900CP! It was just delivered yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to play with it yet... I have a Christine Jonson top just waiting to be finished. It may actually happen now!

The end of another school year means another apron made for my daughters' teacher. Unfortunatley, I forgot to take a photo before I wrapped it. I used the Amy Butler pattern from the In Stitches book again, see last year's version here, using these fabrics that my daughters picked out...

It looked cute.
I hope that spending the time actually making a gift for a teacher shows them that I appreciate the work they do and the care that they give my daughters all year.