One good thing about social distancing, shelter-at-home mandates and schools being closed the remainder of the school year is that I’ve had real time to spend in my studio. I mean, with both of us now working from home, I let hubby have the official office and I moved my laptop to the sewing room. After a week of teaching online in the midst of the creative disarray that was my studio, I could no longer stand it.
It took a couple of days and several trash bags, but my studio is functional again.
- I’ve completed a series of bean bag frogs. It was loads of fun tweaking the design until I found the one I really liked.
- Designed and made a comfort quilt for a coworker who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I delivered it to her yesterday.
- Encouraged my youngest niece with her mask making venture. I couldn’t believe she still had the sewing machine I gave her 5 years ago!
- Sent a care package of thread to my oldest niece, who is also making masks. I shipped her a sewing machine a few months back and she’s been busy stitching up garments for her two young children.
- I have dabbled with mask making, but I don’t have any elastic. I figured out the best way to make bias binding on my Elna Star (use the new long zipper foot E with straight stitch in center needle (2.5) position, with raw edge of tape along right edge of presser foot). I found a bias binder foot in all my vintage Singer feet, so tomorrow’s task will be to see how well it works on Crystal (my white FW).