When I came back from Bristol, my sewing machine was in a corner of the apartment getting dusty. I couldn't really place blame; I was gone for 5 weeks and I wouldn't expect it to retain valuable space on our few tables. But it bothered me that it was collecting dust, seemingly unloved. So last week I took 2 days to make a sewing machine cover for my Bernina, which I purchased used, without any kind of case.
I had no pattern, just used a familiar theme, took some basic measurements, and used scraps I have here at home. The best thing about it is that it's reversible, so if I get sick of the house, a lovely sewing-themed print lies beneath.
Now my machine sits proudly on my craft shelf, warm and dust free in its new home. Hoorah!