Pillow Factory Seeks New Machine
October 18, 2010
Over the weekend, my house abandoned it’s home like feel and instead took on the identity of a pillow factory. Along with making over two dozen throw pillows for the upcoming Beehive Bazaar, I also started a few new quilts, cleaned the entire house (including the oven which use to cause the fire-alarm to go off every time it was used), did a few loads of laundry, planned this upcoming weeks meals, sent out a few invoices…
Ok, I think you get the idea. Basically, I got a ton done. Some of you are probably a bit envious right now, wondering how I possibly could of accomplished so much. I contribute my success to three variables:
1. Josh, my sweet husband, took my beautiful daughter to Idaho for a long weekend, to visit grandma and grandpa.
2. I turned the computer and electronics off and instead dove into my huge fabric stash.
3. I kept my mind alert and occupied with lots of coffee and great books on tape.
As a result, I crossed a lot off my to-do list, and I was able to spend a lovely Sunday evening with my daughter and husband, who I missed dearly while they were gone.
Do you want to see what I made? Here are a few photos…
The pillow pictured above captured my heart after I made it, and so I decided to keep it. I did not do the embroidery shown, instead it was a clever vintage find of mine from many months back. Doesn’t it make a beautiful pillow?
Do you like my couch pillow? I love doing literal work!
And the best news of all is that I finally have a new machine. I’ve been looking for a used Pfaff for awhile now and when Josh was in Idaho he found this beauty. Can you believe it?
Needless to say, I don’t think the sewing is going to slow down in this household.