I did that last night while Arwen was playing on the bed in my now sewing room. Because of the warm weather, it was a good excuse to switch on the aircond. After all, everybody seems to camp in my sewing room so the aircond is for everybody's comfort.
Seeing Arwen busy with her toys, I managed to cut the material for the casserole dish carrier. I got my first order, Yippie! My cousin ordered two. She too must have seen our aunty using it when they have potluck. So, long story short, one night's work yielded this result:
I hope you like it Kak Dada.
As I was putting this together, my machine was making a lot of noise. It sounded more like a motor boat engine than a sewing machine. It could almost wake up the dead as I worked to the late hours of the night.
So, early this morning, I gave it some TLC. Opened up my manual and clean up the compartments from lint. Followed the instructions on the parts that need to be oiled at least annually. I think I did to it sometime last year when I started on Arwen's quilt. I left it to let the magic oil do its stuff. Plus, I don't want the oil to spoil my fabric anyway and it's almost impossible for me to get anywhere near the machine during the day.
Earlier tonight, I started on the second piece. Managed to quilt the base and I'm happy that my little TLC went a long way. The machine is now working very smoothly and quietly, just as it should :) I got as far as cutting the top piece before hubby dearest knocked on the door requesting my presence in front of Princess Arwen for her night feed. Haiya! Tak boleh tengok mama senang. So, dutifully, Princess Arwen's milk machine reported for duty. Now, everybody is already off to dreamland and mama here is updating her blog in the dark.