Both the machines are in the shop waiting for attention from the machine doctor. They have about a three-week wait, so I was trying to get along with the old machine, but I needed a zigzag machine. I remembered the machine that my SIL gave to my daughter a few years ago when she stopped sewing (!), so I borrowed it.
I was also looking through my collection of old crochet booklets and publications and decided to give hairpin lace another try. I wanted a very small hairpin, so I made one out of a paper clip.
You can see the purple paper clip in the photo above. I still have one more row of crochet to do to put picots on the scallops. I find that starting with a length of hairpin lace as a base for crochet is much easier than trying to crochet into a little chain.
I have some Amy Butler fabric that M wants me to sew into an overnight bag using the same pattern as the dotty bag I made for A, and I need to cut out some more skirts for A.