Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sewing Machine Cover

This little project took me forever, because I just kept playing with which embroidery design I would use. I put a different one on each side. The embroidery was fun, but putting it together turned out to be a pain because I used clothesline for the piping and those upper corners were tough. I changed the foot on my machine to a #70 and that made all the difference.

My quilting is on hold as I keep finding other projects to do. Yesterday I made a twisted turtleneck tunic!!! I haven't made clothes since I was pregnant and that was quite awhile ago. I made it really quick and it turned out pretty cute. I wore it yesterday with skinny jeans and some boots and the men in the house were quite impressed. The picture isn't too great, the wind was blowing and it was freezing outside. I think I will be making more clothing, it was fun.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Step Two in the flea market fancy giveaway

Not much blogging lately huh? Work has been extremely busy and I just get home and sleep. I now have 4 days off. I have been doing some sewing, trying to finish a sewing machine cover, it's almost finished. Hopefully will post a picture tomorrow? I'll try anyway.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sleepless in Seattle

It's one of those nights and I can not sleep. I took a headache pill, which can make me drowsy, but it hasn't started working yet. I am reading quilting blogs and decided to write on my own.

My sister called me today and is looking at a new sewing machine. She doesn't even sew. The saleslady is trying to sell her the Bernina 440QE. This is a really nice machine, a bit over her head, but she called me to get my opinion on the price, etc. I hope she gets it, she deserves something nice for herself. She is interested in learning to quilt. The machine is selling for $2899 brand new from a dealer. Not a bad price for that machine. Something tells me that she won't spend that much!

I did some playing with the embroidery on my machine. My next project is going to be a sewing machine cover. My old machine had a hard plastic cover that was easy to put on, but this machine came with a soft case that I would only use if I was taking it someplace or putting in a closet and since my machine sits out on a table, it needs a cover.

My nephew is having a baby and I just bought some embroidery designs that are so cute. I can't wait to make something. A bib would be something quick and fun. One of the designs says "big brother", I could make that for Jakob who will be a big brother in about 6 months :) Here is a picture of my little sweetie that I never get to see because he is 200 miles away.
This was at his Grandma's house, the toy is one of his daddy's from 30 years ago. I can't find any better pictures than this one. I hope to see him soon. He lives on the other side of the mountains.

It's a good thing that daylight savings starts tonight, at least I get another hour to sleep. It is now nearly 2am, which means it is really now 1am. That doesn't sound nearly so bad.

I am buying embroidery thread online. I heard about this site that sells Isacord 1000m for just $3.15. I pay that at JoAnn's for Sulky and it only has 225m(250 yards) on it. Husbands don't know that you can easily spend $100 on thread. You agree that they don't need to know those things right?

I need to get up in 6 hours to go to church...... I really must get some sleep......I put a really comfty chair in my sewing room that I am sitting in right now. I find myself spending all my time in this room, big tv, nice sewing machine, everything I need......