Monday, February 15, 2010

Hankie Report

The news is good - I sewed without swearing! I tried to have fun and it worked for about 95% of the time. I spent a lot of time just sewing lines on the scraps of the shirt and that was great fun. Only a few moments of angst once I was on to the official item and it was a cruel choice of dark blue thread to really see what my seams were made of. Slugs and snails apparently! I find hard to believe my foot is dictating the speed, I'm sure the machine chooses but after Saturday's session I have hopes that one day it might give me some say in it - until then I think my next task will be something with seams on the safely on the inside out of sight.

Oh and no-one tell Bingo that it's a hankie and not a little mat made just big enough for all four paws to fit on. Okay?


17 comments:

Kelly said...

Bingo is a cutie - it always amuses me how cats manage to claim such things as their own.

I'm glad to hear the sewing is going better!

trek said...

Love the happy face. Nice hankies, too.

bellsknits said...

he he. Your first sewing experience sounds like mine. I'm not too damaged by it - I may in fact do more of it one day!

Charity said...

Hooray! Glad to hear you had fun. :o)

Wendy said...

Your cat is adorable! Yay for a positive sewing experience!

knitting sprouts said...

go Sarah! I love the face. sewing is wonderful when it comes together

Lynne said...

I couldn't help laughing at Bingo - cats are amazing in that they have to be on the latest new surface. But sitting on a hankie? Incredible!! LOL

T. said...

I can rarely knit without swearing - but sewing without swearing! That's an accomplishment.

Rachel said...

Glad this time it was enjoyable for 95% of the time! That's progress and what it's all about right!

I just love the antics of kittens.

Rose Red said...

Heh, love the Bingo photo. Cats are so funny about things like this aren't they!!

I think the hankie looks fabulous!

Gidgetknits said...

Oh, if you need something to do with the rest of the shirt, I just spotted this: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/02/upcycled_shirt_cuff_wallet.html

Petit Filoux said...

Love the cat photo, it's so cute!!

t does wool said...

adorable cat! and glad you had fun Sarah!

raining sheep said...

Ha, I am laughing at your kitty sitting on the hanky. What is it about cats that as soon as you put of a piece of anything down, be it blanket, coat, magazine, laptop...they need to go and sit on it!! I admire you for persevering; pretty soon those seams will be perfect.

Linda said...

I am glad its going a bit better! My cat has taken to sitting on the yarn I am knitting with lately.

DrK said...

hehe, too cute bingo! good for you for persevering. i would have sworn and thrown things by now!

ImplausibleYarn said...

Oh I have the same relationship with my sewing machine, I hope that one day it will also let me have some say in the process.

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