My family bought me a sewing machine for my birthday 3 years ago and it is hardly used. This often makes me feel bad, so I bought this book last week with some birthday money from my Mum and Dad. It has a good range of easy to more difficult projects.
So last night DH headed out for a drink, my sister came around with her sewing machine and we made a bird each. (Mine still needs eyes). Far from perfect, but I learnt quite a bit more about my machine through having my sister here (her machine and mine are identical).
My sister stayed the night and we searched the internet for something else to make this morning. We came across these little chickens (found here) and after a few glitches managed to get these done this afternoon.
Another thing I learnt this weekend is that I am a stitcher, and it is unlikely I will ever be a sewer!