Jim bought me a fabulous sewing machine for Christmas. The first sewing machine I ever used was my Grandpop’s. He was a tailor and a wonderful man. I hope he is up in heaven, smiling down on me and my new machine. Tomorrow would have been his 89th Birthday.
It took me about an hour to figure out how to fill the bobbin and thread the needle, but once that was all set up, it was smooth sailing. I’m sure Grandpop was cracking up at my frustrations, but I didn’t give up!
As I have said before, it is freezing here. The heat in Korea rises from the floors. For some reason, our foyer, two bathrooms, and laundry room are not heated at all. Jim and I discovered that a lot of the heat from our apartment was leaking out the door to the foyer and the door to the laundry room, so after using towels for a week, I was finally able to make some door pillows to block the cracks.
I think they turned out pretty great, for a first project at least.
I also made a little pin cushion because I desperately needed one. I didn’t want to drop a pin on the floor and Toby eat it, because he would eat it. He’s a little garbage disposal. His favorite item to eat is dust, hooray for that because I don’t have to sweep as much: stupid hardwood floors.
Fabric is SO cheap here in Korea. I can get a yard for about 3,000-4,000 won and with the exchange rate being so crappy lately, that’s about $3-$4. I really love this elephant fabric. I only bought a few scraps off the sale table, but it was worth it to make this special little pillow.
What I have learned from sewing so far is: iron your fabric, even if you really don’t want to, and pin your fabric!