so i dug out my faithful old janome at last (first time since G was born :shock: ).
i remember my mum buying this machine, i must have been 12 or so, more than 20 years ago (gulp). it's still in mostly working order, its worst glitch was when it stopped reversing, but that was fixed with a service. it has minor bobbin winding issues, but every time i think it's on its last legs (and i'm eying the quilting machines lustfully) it recovers sufficiently to
thwart my plans earn its keep.
with my stash all newly-organised (pics to follow, promise) i managed to find the right fabrics for this project, i even unearthed some home made bias tape, but sadly my tape folder eluded me. or that is, it eluded me until about half an hour ago, when i'd already completely committed to the (poor-substitute) commercial tape cos i couldn't face turning miles of the stuff by hand/eye. well, specifically, until i'd run out of commercial tape :(
so the reveal will have to wait for monday, when i can get another half-meter of tape and finish. still, it's good to be back in the saddle.