I ended up getting a new sewing machine and I've asked myself why I didn't do that sooner. It is as smooth as butter and has a gazillion things it can do. Absolutely Love It!
I've referred to this post at Sew Mama Sew about 100 times this weekend while I learned how to make piping (so much easier than how I used to do it), insert a zipper (woohoo) and fit the box cushion.
I am going back to my hole to sew some more...
Here is a little inspiration while I get the nerve to share my goods and share my trials. Talk to you later.