Lori loaned me her sewing machine months ago - and there it sat. I had finally tucked it away, much too intimidated to even attempt anything. You see, I don't sew. AT all. I've got fabrics and notions and trims and trappings and ideas - oh, I'm full of THOSE. Yep, but I really don't sew. I used to have limited knowledge and ability - about a million years ago. Kind of like playing the piano - too many years have passed and I've pretty much forgotten everything I knew.
Well - Lori came over for a visit after Christmas, and with her help - and, I mean - literally, EVERY step of the way - she would show me how, and then I would do it. And I had to be shown how to thread and use her machine, too, of course:
So, with all of her patient assistance, I managed to make a simple little pillow! Fashioned from a pretty vintage floral pillow case and some eyelet I had left over from a waitress uniform about 25 years ago.
It may not be perfect...
....but it's perfectly mine, and I am happy with it.
And I MAY even attempt to do another, similar project now - on my own.
Because she had to go back home.
And I hope I can remember how to do it.