Well I finally used the sewing machine, although it wasn't for long.
I went through the pieces that Gina sent me, and decided to do something with this doily first.
Then I went through my scrap pieces and picked out some contrasting fabric. I made a small pouch and filled it with lavender. As it was going to be covered, I machine stitched the end closed.
I then tied the corners with red perle thread and did the same for the centre.
At this stage, I was umming and ahhing, wondering if I really liked it, and somehow, my full, freshly made cup of honey and lemon ended up all over the table. Fortunately, nothing important got drowned, but I decide to move elsewhere.
Coming back this morning, I like it better, so sometimes, taking a breather helps. Not sure what today will bring, but it was good to be back at the sewing table.