Justine was still offering a free FQ with every order and she very helpfully randomly choose a great fabric to co-ordinate with the Sew Stitchy. The Essex Linen grey I bought from Simply Solids when Justine first took over would be a great match too.
So despite a twinge in my neck today, I decided to cut some charm squares and re-sew them. Originally I'd wanted to make a cover like Lynz did for her machine. That's until my machine arrived and I saw how massive the table attachment was - far too big for me to use on a regular basis (well if I want to be able to do stuff like eat at my dining room table!) The pattern Lynz recommended is still forming the basis of what I'm doing. Although I have to say I am kind of doing my own thing as I go along. Yeah, I know it could all end in tears. So far I'm really pleased with how it's turning out.
I'm hoping I'll have enough charms left over to make a matching sewing machine mat and maybe a thread catcher/pincushion combo for using near the machine.
In anticipation of the pattern and zip turning up for me to start the Amy Butler Weekend bag I've started pulling scraps from my stash in a colour I think would be fun. I'm sort of going for bright pink/orange/brown combo. Anna Maria Horner, Joe Dewberry, Denyse Schmidt. I don't have quite as many scraps in these colours as I thought I did. But I'm thinking I could eek them out with some texy fabric and maybe a bit of my precious Mendocino stash.
I'm thinking of going with these colours because I wear a lot of purple, berry colours, navy, blue, grey and black and these would sort of co-ordinate with most of those pretty well. But I am open to suggestions and may change my mind before I get sewing. I also found upstairs on the spare bed some heavy interfacing. It's really REALLY stiff like a more solid fleece. I obviously bought it thinking it would be great for bags, but there is no indication what this stuff is. I can't remember where I got it from. Not for the first time I really regret not snipping a bit of interfacing when it arrived and labelling it with where I got it, what it was and maybe even why I got it. I'm thinking it might be possible to use as the side panel wadding for the QAYG bits of the bag. But maybe it would be too stiff? And will it matter if I only did the two big side panels in it because I don't have that much of it? Hmmm.
So that's what I've been working on today. What about you?