These are tulips, just peeking thru - early for western Nebraska but still, a moment of spring, ahhhh, one of these days.
On the sewing front - today was a total disaster! I am making small, flat zippered pouches. I did my homework on Internet to find which method was the best, NOT the best plan because I have every method in my head and concentration is off. DH always changes clocks early on a Saturday morning, which throws me more "off" than usual . His fault, right?
I used the lining for outside of the 3 layers, fused the batting on the wrong layer, sewed the zipper on upside down, used wrong color thread on the wrong side of product, forgot to change the foot and left machine in zig-zag and broke a needle, forgot to MQ layers together, forgot about making that little "tab" at the end of the zipper, then didn't leave enough room at the end of the "tab", a few more having to do with MEASURING, and the absolute worst one - cannot believe I did it -- I sewed the pouch 3 sides together and then even zig-zagged the edges and.... yes, I forgot to leave the zipper open! Lesson ONE, beginner first lesson and I forgot - duhhhhh!
I DO have a tip - several of the zippers were not sliding easily. I put a tiny drop of Sewers Aide on the teeth and the tab pull was much improved. I occasionally use this silicone product on cranky thread when sewing.