I don't know about immortality, but I sure know what I'd do with a few extra rainy Sunday afternoons! Even though it didn't rain in central Florida this weekend, I did get a bit of sewing done. :)
The "good" is really quite miraculous for me - I changed the thread and the set up of my serger to do a cover stitch hem on my niece's dress, and it worked perfectly on my first practice run!
I'm not sure it's ever gone perfectly the first time! In fact, as I slid the scrap fabric under the presser foot, I was actually bracing myself for another 20 minutes or so of fiddling with the machine before I could start sewing the hem!
I have never been good at getting my cover stitch to line up with the raw inner edge of the fabric - like this:
And so this time, before sewing, I carefully measured...
and carefully pinned...
and carefully ironed...
And came up with this:
Yup, once again, it's trimming time... It seems that there is some fundamental aspect to this task that I simply don't grasp. Sigh... :(
This weekend I also managed to whip out the 2 baby bubbles for Juana's new baby boy. This fabric was in my queue recently, so you may remember it:
The first has elephants on one side:
And monkeys on the other...
The second has dinosaurs on one side:
And soccer balls on the other...
Not bad for one weekend, huh? Of course, that's only if you don't think to ask about my progress (or lack thereof) on laundry, bill paying, grocery shopping, etc. ;)
So, I bet you thought that those baby bubbles were "the adorable" of my title, right?
Nope - we had visitors this weekend (the niece and nephew of a friend of Ana) and with the enthusiasm of children, they braved the chilly waters of our swimming pool:
And yes, those are blue lips. ;)
I don't think it gets any more adorable than this 4-year-old:
I hope you had a good weekend and a Happy Halloween! :)