A new year for new projects!

I really am going to get back to garden postings one of these days, but with the ground so frozen outside, it’s a little difficult to get excited about growing things. One project I’m aiming to get down before I go back to work Tuesday is to sort my seeds and figure out what new things to order for this upcoming planting season…. which I’ll post here when I do. But in the meantime, I did get myself a new sewing machine over the holidays (once I start wondering aloud, it’s only a matter of time before I break down on something).

I ended up going for more machine than I had planned for, picking up the Pfaff Expression 2.0 on sale at Sawyer’s in Victoria after Christmas – and I can’t say I’m at all unhappy about my choice. Since I returned home Thursday, I have pieced two quilt tops (baby size – photos to come once they are quilted), and whipped up the above pillows  – not to mention a lot of experimentation with my machine. Very exciting! The machine is so much more powerful than anything I’ve had before – and the actual quilting process promises to be a lot easier with integrated top and bottom feed – not to mention the number of quilting stitches available.

I’m planning to start quilting the baby quilts over the next few days, so we’ll see if the machine lives up to my wildest dreams and makes a better quilter out of me. So far, I can attest that my seams are straighter than they’ve ever been. Looking forward to all sorts of sewing goodness in the new year.

Just as an aside, the above pillows match the redo that B. and I did for M’s piano bench as a Christmas gift. What looked like this:

Now looks like this:


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