I looked through my fabric for inspiration and found it in the birds sitting in golden rings. But that was last week and it took since then for me to complete this one potholder.
I was stuck till this morning when I found the yellow print to border the potholder. I was excited to make more of them, but as soon as I started to sew, my machine shut down. Motor Overload was the message that kept coming up on the digital screen.
I had a feeling it was the cold. Over the weekend the temperature dropped below zero and didn’t get much warmer.
But I was determined to make potholders.
So I took out my 30-year-old Singer and plugged it in. It’s a simple machine and I was thrilled when it worked. But, it too was cold. It was so slow, I could have sewed the potholder by hand quicker.
After sewing the yellow print onto the potholder I knew I was beat and gave up on potholders for the day.
This afternoon I tried my sewing machine again this time it worked without a problem. But by then I had moved on to working on my Owl Woman.
Before I left my studio tonight I wrapped my sewing machine in one of my old quilts. I thought it would appreciate it.