After several pathetic attempts to start a book blog, I had almost given up hope of having one. Then Theresa generously agreed to let me in on hers! It's called Two Friends Collect Books. Theresa already reviewed The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques -- go check it out! And make sure you add the site to Bloglines or bookmarks because between the two of us, we probably own just about *every* knitting or fiber related book. (It's a sickness really. I love books, I love fiber -- you know what I mean?)
And in back-tack news. . .
Time is running out! So yesterday I sat down an focused on sewing. The fabric I used is a thick cotton -- like an upholstery fabric -- so the bag has a nice feeling of substance. And inside. . .
There are some pockets for "stuff" (which will not be shown here just in case my back-tack match reads my blog!) Notice the bias binding on the top edge of the pockets -- I have kind of solved my bias binding problem. I purchased a bias binding foot for my Pfaff (I *heart* Pfaff!) It only works for little bindings (you start with 1 in. strips of fabric), but it is really amazing. I'll have to do a tutorial on it sometime so that you can witness the magic -- because it really is like magic!
And before I cleaned up, I grabbed some scraps. . .
And made this little buttoned pouch. I wanted to practice button holes on the new machine and I also wanted to do one of my favorite things -- sew on a button. Why? Because this machine sews on buttons for you! (This really amazes me for some reason!?)
Ingeborg progress picture tomorrow!