Harriet ~ Those drawings are terrific.
UFOs ... I agree, let's not
Nancy ~ You are always inspiring me with your dedication to make creativity a priority.
I was asked to teach a part of the educational program at Saturday's sewing group meeting, and the topic was special sewing machine feet. Others in the group signed up to show a ruffler, high-low (?), 1/4" seam guide, and cording foot. I wanted to see their demonstrations but didn't have the opportunity since I was doing mine.
I decided to show what Viking brand calls the Edge-Joining Foot. It has a flange/guide on the bottom of the foot running down the middle.http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/en-US/Ac ... ining-Foot
I don't remember ever using it for joining. I do use it a lot, though, and it's one of my favorite gadgets. I use it for topstitching, edgestitching, stitch in the ditch, and when I worked in the theater costuming department I used it for stitching dozens of tiny rolled hems.
Friday night I sat at my machine and sewed teaching samples while I watched a movie. That was something different, having to analyze and break down each step. I didn't have to get too basic, though, since the group members have all been sewing for many years. Mostly I wanted to show how versatile that 1 foot is, rather than having a specific foot for each of those tasks.
Saturday morning I hauled my machine to the meeting and set it up in case anyone wanted me to show a specific step, but didn't need it since I had made so many samples.
Other than not being able to see the other demonstrations, it was a fun meeting. The members split up into small groups to walk around the room for the demos, which gave me the opportunity to chat with everyone as they came to my table.
Next up for creativity will be the library group's Minions party, and then it will be time to figure out what to make my coworkers for Christmas gifts.