The upside of having my sewing machine gone was time to cut a new stencil for an Alabama Chanin project. This is (so appropriately!) Anna's Garden--you can download it from the website and print it out, but then you're going to have to do all that cutting . . . . so you'd better be motivated!
I had this printed out and taped together a while ago, but then Fitzwilliam threw up on one of the corners, so I had to replace that part before I started. Oh, the sordid details outside the frame!
I'm working with pennant felt--it's a very thick acrylic felt that takes a lot of power to cut through, but then is long-lasting. My next $2000 purchase may well be a laser cutter. But that may be a while.