Well, I did get the pillow started yesterday. The front and back have been cut out with the zipper installed on the back. I started my bias trim and messed up the first one. Somehow, I ended up cutting on the straight of grain and that will not work. I will work on getting the remaining fabric turned into bias and hope that I have enough fabric left. Maybe the pillow will not be as frilly.
The new sewing machine (Singer 160) showed up on Friday. I was so excited. It really is a pretty machine even if it is fairly plasticy (is that a word?). I unpacked it and checked to make sure that everything that was suppose to be in the box was in the box. There wasn't enough time on Friday to do anything else. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. I cleared off a spot on one of my tables and set to work getting the machine ready to sew. First thing, the automatic needle threader didn't work. Ok, that isn't that big of a deal but this is the nosiest machine that I have EVER heard running. As I walk through testing all the stitches, I realize that not all of the stitches stitched correctly. Now, I know with this being electronic that there could be some adjustments needed but I don't think that there is anyone in the area that works on these machines. I contacted customer service but haven't heard back from them yet. It has a 30 day return window for returns and that really isn't long enough to send to a warranty center for work. However, it is a pretty machine. It comes with some great stitches and would make a great machine as long as it is functioning correctly. If I don't hear from the Singer customer service by tomorrow evening, I will be returning it. There really isn't any reason to keep it if it isn't functioning the way it should be.