...My new sewing machine.
Fred has lived in my house for a few weeks but we didn't start getting to know each other until today. He's sturdy and easy to use so I think we might become good friends. Honestly, I don't think I've used a sewing machine since I made a skirt when I was 17. That's a long time ago. Like, over 5 years! (Okay...maybe even more than that) Luckily, when my mom bought Fred for me (thanks mom!!), she also bought a handy guide to help me relearn many things I've forgotten.
I'm definitely a beginner again! Phrases beginning with, "What the..." and "Where the..." came out of my mouth a lot. A LOT! Anyway, during my son's nap today I cut out all the pattern pieces for the doll I'm making and I even sewed some arms and legs. I would show them off here but, unfortunately, all my work is top secret for now. Oh...and they weren't that good. In fact, I'll be sewing the arms and legs again later. It's nice to be sewing again, though! Hooray!