I just wish that there was a free arm, that would make it perfect. It is only straight stitch but would do 95% of my sewing if I needed it to.
I made 6 child size aprons and 2 zipper pouches today, the only thing I sewed on my horizon was the zip insertion.
I pulled 3 half yard cuts from the stash and got 2 aprons from each.
The ties are long pieces of ribbon, also from the stash, they thread through the sides and loop around the neck. I could have made ties from fabric but wanted these to be a simple job.
I then had another dip into my cupboard, I found 3 small pieces of blue that just cried out to be used up.
These 2 prints are from my small stash of Texas Wildflower prints, I won some in a giveaway and found the rest online.
There was enough of this print to line both, the zips were part of a random batch that I bought online for a ridiculously low price. They came from China and only took around 10 days to arrive.
I am comfortable with the machine now so tomorrow it will be on the frame along with a practice quilt.
I have been making these items from a book, written by Shea Henderson, School of Sewing. Francesca wants to sew and this book was recommended to me, it came from Amazon and was less than £10 with postage. Once she has spent some time getting used to a machine she will have no problem following the lessons. I would not hesitate to suggest it to anybody who wanted to learn to sew.
My Breast of Lamb was delicious, and the coffee ice cream with roughly chopped walnuts and a good drizzle of maple syrup was lovely. The ice cream was quite dense, I should have used twice as much cream and will do next time.
Now I am off to tidy the kitchen and then plan tomorrow's sewing. I am going to work my way through the book and build a nice pile of goodies for gifts.