Thursday, July 30, 2009

At last, the Controller arrived!

After an extensive search, I now have a new foot controller. This is a sturdy, durable metal and should last a long time. Considering how much I love sewing, that's relative. I immediately checked it out, but set aside an hour (sadly, only an hour) yesterday to work on the sling. I should get more time today, maybe another hour or two during the boys' naps. If it rains out tonight's baseball game, I'll get more time to sew then. I'd love to show off my new sling before the next game. At long last, I'm sewing again!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More waiting

I found out that the foot controller is not readily repairable. It will be repaired, but may take another week. It was not loosened wires, but a defunct transistor. I continue to wait on my sewing. It will be accomplished, but may push back beginning other projects.

In the interim, I return to embroidery. I'm almost done with this month's budgeted yarn for the sleeper sack and the afghan, with a week left of the month to go. I could begin some work for profit, but I'm too frustrated with my sewing machine, to settle into it just yet. The for-profit knitting requires learning the kitchener stitch, which requires patience and a clear mind. That will come in time. Better to clear up an old project when one is needing to relieve frustration than to risk adding more.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Glimmer of Hope

I may be able to get my foot controller repaired. Fingers crossed. The fabric continues to gather dust, as I search for the solution.

I begin another gift for baby Vivian, who will be too large when born for the previous sleeper sack. It's going quickly. I may have time for a larger hat as well. We continue to pray for their family at this difficult time.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Still searching

My search continues for a foot pedal for my machine. At least the afghan is coming along.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I'm still searching for a pedal

The task of purchasing a new pedal for my sewing machine is rather difficult. The fabric is getting dusty, while I try to locate my unfortunately unusual model. Who knew that foot pedals could be so different? I despair that in my search I've discovered that this is a common fault for my model sewing machine. I will likely have to make this purchase again and again until I can afford to upgrade to a nicer model.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July begins

One of my errands today is purchasing more yarn for the afghan for a widow or orphan in Afghanistan. I've chosen green on green stripes. While at first I didn't think the contrast was distinct enough, I'm quite pleased with how it's coming along. I doubt that this would be beautiful by American standards, but then, it's not for an American. I take joy in looking at all this green, observing that as I grow in my faith this Trinity season, so grows the afghan in size. After I'm finished, someone else will treasure this to keep them warm, and as a symbol of their faith, albeit a different one. I'm happy that this will remind them of the love of God, even if I don't share their practice. Also, I hope this will show them Christian charity, and be a testament of Christian love.

Alas, another of my errands is purchasing a new foot for my sewing machine. I did not get a chance to sew yesterday after all. I hope this is the only thing that my machine needs, and not further repair.