Yesterday I left this message for Mike “oh good, you didn’t answer so I don’t have to tell you what I did at lunch”. He called back later and said “you bought a sewing machine, didn’t you?”. Well I guess I wasn’t getting away with anything, was I?
A couple of years ago I wanted to learn to sew just so I could stitch on my scrapbook pages, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a machine. So I got the bargain basement Singer from Target on a Black Friday sale. It took me almost 2 years to actually learn to use it. I’ve sewed with it some, but it jams a lot and now that I have dabbled a bit in some fabric sewing I know it isn’t going to cut it for long. I had known when I bought it that if I got the sewing bug I would go ahead and upgrade.
I have been including fabric in the Color Me Daisy kits for the past year and every time I go to pick out fabrics I am so intrigued (I think it’s just like scrapbook papers in that respect). I look at it and touch it and see so many possibilities.
I also want to do a makeover on my kitchen and master bathroom, as well as finishing some window treatments around the house. They are so expensive to have done I keep putting it off. So I thought maybe I could learn to sew them myself.
So after a lot of research I finally settled on a new machine:
Isn’t she pretty? This machine does 173 stitches including some basic embroidery. But the coolest thing about it (for me) is the bobbin loading. I hated the one on my old machine, this one is so much simpler. I have a class next week on how to use it, but I plan to play with it this weekend. I even have an apron in mind to try to make.
Earlier this week I went to Michael’s in search of some of the new EK Success Border Punches. They didn’t have any yet, but I did find a star border punch in the American Girls section. I like flowers as much as the next girl, but with 2 boys a star border is a bit more useful. Of course I found what I was looking for at JoAnn’s yesterday when I bought my machine, but I couldn’t justify spending even more money after the sewing machine purchase.
I also picked up some yarn to try my hand at crocheting flowers. I haven’t really crocheted in years, I started a blanket when Nicholas was born but never finished it, and fortunately I didn’t have to because my “second” mom is a whiz at crocheting and she did a gorgeous one for him. But I still want to learn how to do flowers. So I brought a few fun colors on sale and have found some tutorials on a few blogs and plan to give that a whirl.
The kit has 5 fabric’s included and the Idea Guide included with the kit will have no-sew fabric ideas…..