I have been thinking of buying a new sewing machine. I was thinking maybe I would pursue that thought in January at the annual Quilt show. AND, I have a good one - a Bernina - that is older than my first born. I bought it in 1985 and I have to say it was one of the best purchases I have ever made. There's nothing wrong with it and I will continue to use it, but sometimes it would be nice to have a new fangled machine. So I decided to sit down and try one out at the Pinner's Conference.
I had never heard of this conference before. But, of course, I wanted to go. Anything crafty and I try to get there. Kim had to work, but Kate and I still managed to get there in the afternoon. Here are some of the photos of the day...
The event is put on by Tandy Leathers, which has been around for years.
I remember making leather items with Tandy kits when I was in high school.
You could sign up for classes - we might do that next year.
I am still working on my house - does that ever end? I had some painting to do on the carport. The ceiling of my carport fell down one day (a couple of years ago) and I had it repaired with new drywall and spackling but it still needed to be painted. Honestly, I simply put it out of my mind and never did it. If I didn't look up, I could easily forget about it. But... it still needed to be done.
Here are the "before" photos.
The picture below is "after" I finished the front section.
The picture below is the back section - and (thankfully), I ran out
of paint (darn!) and wasn't able to finish it.
I have to admit I was getting really tired anyway.
So this week I will get another gallon of Navajo White
paint and finish it next weekend, along with the trim.
So ... in order to get this done, I had to look at it
as a craft project and take it one small area at a time.