25 November 2008

Playing with the New Toy

For our 30th wedding anniversary earlier this year, Mum and our children bought us an embroidery machine (John loves graphic art and fancies making his own designs). For a variety of reasons the machine has been waiting patiently in the box until we had some time to set it up and plug it in. On Sunday I headed off to the shop to buy some bobbin fill and threads and last night we had a little play.

This new toy is a lot of fun - so much to learn. Can see myself making lots of embroidered tea towels and quilt labels.

The back-ordered fabric for "Ruffles 'n' Rows" arrived yesterday, so it was time for my favourite part of quilt-making: cutting up the fabrics. This will be a fun quilt to put together as it has a large amount of cute factor - suffolk puffs, prairie points, ric-rac, buttons etc.

Will sew the buttons onto Jenni's Advent Calendar tonight and then it will be finished - will need to buy lollies and chocolates when I do the grocery shopping tonight so the children can fill up the little pockets (all 3 will now have a funky Advent Calendar).


Isabella said...

Boy oh boy will you have fun with your new toy is it the 300e that's the one I have and if it's not me sewing out lace its my friend we have both going at the same time, then on Tuesdays four other friends come and there are six going cant hear your self think never mind talk but it's great, have fun and if you get any disks dont forget to check for freebies as there are normally some on the packageing.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Boy you've got lots to keep you busy!

Just wanted to let you know the goodies arrived yesterday...you have been so generous and it was like Christmas came early. I waited for the DD2 (age 5) to come home from school to open it and she loved that it came with bubblewarp...she loves popping bubblewrap! :o) We will certainly enjoy all the goodies...thanks again for a lovely gift!

helbel19 said...

Wow so good to see that you and John got the new toy, I can see you both pushing and shoving to see who gets to it first. Can't wait to see this quilt.



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