For a long time now Mr.T has said that he fancied trying a bit of patchwork but having only one sewing machine, and the fact that I like to have access to it at all times I have put him off.
So, today we decided to look for a sewing machine especially for Mr.T and luck would have it there were two. Sadly the first didn't have the pedal and the lady said she had left it at home but would bring it next week, but then we found another. Not the best make of sewing machine make but it works and at this very moment I can hear Mr.T sewing downstairs.
Here it is. It sews and has hardly been used, we paid just £25.00 for it.
Here he is getting his first lesson, he want to make a strippy quilt the same as the one I made earlier in the year .
Here's the first square, a bit ragged but he's getting the hang. lol
Also found a bag containing 32 patterns, some vintage for £1.50, I've got to go through them, haven't had time yet..
On the tatting front. I've finally taught myself how to tatt with the shuttle and there's no stopping me now.
Here's a few sample patterns that I have worked. It's slow but somehow compelling and at the moment I can't get enough of it.