I finally got the kitchen curtains hemmed up (not the straightest lines in the world, but a good first try), so I then moved on to something else using some lovely new fabric.
Kokka sewing notions, and Jessica Jones’ Outside Oslo fabric in Dusk.
I find measuring out pieces the hardest part so far – keeping lines straight. I’m probably not using the best tools for the job, but I have a big quilting ruler on its way to me, so hopefully that gets easier.
Also, my reckoning that DIY seems to mostly involve cleaning can also be applied to sewing – it seems to mostly involve ironing!
Anyway, after some whizzing along on the machine, and some hair raising moments where seams where getting verrry close to the edge, my sewing machine now has its own cover.
I used a nice, easy to follow pattern from Spool.
I think Gareth was feeling a little left out…
Yesterday we also went out to the Aboyne sheepdog trials.
It was a fairly small, local event, but still very exciting, me being a townie and all that.
A sheepdog looking like it means business
Sometimes the handler has to do some persuading. I have no idea what they say (I don’t think many people do), but there was a lot of whistling and “come by, come by!”
Here’s someone who got his sheep in the pen within the time. It seemed pretty difficult – not many of the ones we saw managed. Extra stubborn sheep perhaps?