So my sewing machine I think, has finally seen it's final day. Bless her heart, she's had a long life. The machine was pretty dated when my mother purchased it. This is the machine I learned to sew on. I grew up watching Momma sew all kinds of things with it; from baby clothes for my sisters, brother and I, to pillows, curtains, dolls... and even my wedding dress. Yes... this old machine was responsible for the dress for my special day... a dress that my Mom and I sewed and worked on together.
Then yesterday, while in the final stages of adding a pocket to a baby sling I am making as a gift it just... kicked the bucket. I have a whole table of projects that are cut out and waiting for me to finish up... but she just can't sew another stitch. I brought it back to Mom's and she plans on bringing it in to see if it can be fixed.
In the meantime, I am borrowing a similar machine from a friend to finish up all of my baby projects. Even if the old dear comes out of the shop ok, I think it's time to give her a break and so have decided to finally break down and buy a new machine. I will hopefully be able to afford to get a new one next week, but we shall see.
In the meantime I have some projects in the works, mostly baby centered. Calvin is due any day now and I have so many ideas I want to try from the Sew Momma Sew groups on their website and flikr. Including: diaper burp cloths, a changing pad, bibs, and I still need to sew up one or two more baby slings for gifts.
After all of that, it will be time to start looking into some holiday things. I have some fabric I want to use for either some pillows or a table runner, some halloween trick or treat bags to make up, as well as costumes to start on. This is a busy time of year when I can really let the creative juices flow.