I thought I would end the year on a revelation- sewing not biblical, the Singer Featherweight buttonhole attachment. I have been meaning to blog this forever so now seems as good a time as ever. My need for this came out of my dissatisfaction with Janome buttonholes.
I first read of this here and was puzzled and intrigued. A featherweight is a straights stitch only machine, I couldn't not possible work out how it could achieve the swing stitch needed for a buttonhole. It starts with removing the foot and adding a needle plate cover...
And then you are good to go...
You do need to play around with the different dials- this big red one denotes the different stages of buttonhole sewing.
Let's cut to the chase and see it in action. You can see the attachment oscillates (love that word and always makes me think of this)
My other revelation for this year is Ugg boots. After years of strident denial I succumbed and ended up with a pair for indoors and a pair for outdoors and my feet are forever thankful.
I am not one for looking back, it encourages a more maudlin aspect of my personality that I would rather not invite to the party. All I wish for is what we all want: health and happiness for you and your families, me and my family- its all that matters x