This is Sue’s 1986 Elna sewing machine. It sews just as good now as when it was new.
This was an exercise to learn Composite Montage. I merged two photos: (1) Phyllis, a doll I made from an online class (and kit) by Deb Canham and (2) stone masonry. Somehow I managed to place the mortar strip exactly across her eyes, giving her a slight masked look.
And to everyone who thinks she looks a lot like me: I don’t even own any green eye shadow, so, No.
I found this photo from early 2020. I have no idea what I was doing with all those zippers, or even where they might be now. Should I come across them again, it will be a surprise!
I made this quilt for a friend who has two favorite NFL teams: the Pittsburg Steelers and the New Orleans Saints.
I sewed this potato chip bag into a quilted bag with a lining, zipper, and tab. To do this, I carefully opened the bag at the top, removed all the chips (ate a few along the way), and cut out the front and the back. I cleaned the inside of the front and back with a paper towel. Then I quilted the lining and the batting onto the front piece. Same thing for the back. I sewed in the zipper. I sewed the bottom, the sides, turned it inside out and voilà! I forgot to photograph the inside. (Good help is hard to find.) I gave it to Mary H for her birthday. The rotary cutter is in the photo for size comparison. I learned how to do this type of bag by watching Facebook videos by Missy Billingsley (FB group: Stitchin’ & Sparkling’ Fun with Missy B).