I don't have a lot of experience sewing, but I am slowly quickly falling in love with it. Last night I went over to a dear friend's house, who just happens to be a talented fiber artist. She gave me a super fun felted pin cushion from Brush Hollow Studio in WI.
I have learned a lot from my dear friend. One tip that has been super helpful is to use a rabbit tail, well really I think that is what she calls it. You take a folded piece of material and feed it through your sewing machine before you feed your material through. The rabbit tail helps eliminate your material getting caught in the hole where the needle goes in an out. I am sure it has a technical name. Then you snip off the tail and use it again for the next piece.
I am taking a Color for Quilters class with this same friend. She is so inspiring. I have learned so much about color and how to choose fabrics based on the color wheel and color harmonies.
I get all of this, in a town with a population of 2,000. I feel very lucky.
By the way.... there is snow in the hills. This is the view from my back yard. Cloudy but beautiful.