Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Making me happy!!!!

Look at the new love of my life, Slim, Strong and Multitasking, racing through jobs with a creative flair and endless possibilities. Is there a new man in my life? don't be silly its my new Birthday gift! I can not tell you how thrilled I am with this. I have thought about an embroidery machine for about nine months now, not really looking into it too much because of the cost of them. I happened to mention my interest to my local patchwork shop owner and she let me have a go at her machine that she was looking to sell. I was hooked, although due to the cost I had to hand it back and say 'Yep I am in love with it, but I need to give it more thought' It was a luxury, it was not going to change my life as my normal sewing machine had, it was, I had to face it, just an expensive toy and we are talking of the basic model here. So can you imagine my joy when I got this for my birthday, I was over the moon, the MOON I tell you!

I have been desperate to have a really good play with it but as I was away and then working on the Doll Quilt Swap it sat there just teasing me... Tease me no more...I got my hands on it yesterday and in a productive way too. I designed my Doll Quilt Label on it, it took a couple of goes to get the size right and colour, but I am so pleased with the result and just having the time to play. We never stop enjoying playtime no matter what age we are. Can you sneak a peek at my quilt for the swap, I am not going to want to give it away, all the hours of work I have put into this and then I am sending it off to someone who does not know me, say it gets lost in the post...worry worry worry!!!! Worst of all 'Will THEY like it'.
I am off to the store today to pick the fabric for my binding. I have a little birthday money off my Mom so I might get some threads to fill this up with...

Oh magic how did that happen? Well I already had invested in the brother threads when I started doing embroidery on bags with my other machine, I had a few commission cheques to play with (yer OK I should really bank them) it coincided with a sale in my local sewing shop, they down sized (sadly! I thought sewing was getting BIG again) and most of their stock was reduced, I mean BIG TIME reductions!!! So I indulged and spent every last penny of my earning!!! Oh and I also scored a few brother reels on ebay, five new reels including covers forfor a couple of pounds. It was so worth it, best ornament in the house at the moment, those pretty jewel colours. Oh look a couple of spaces and I am off to the store later, wounder what I will be buying...

Just a person not to my friend Caroline who gave me the stand when she up sticks and left me to the promise of a better life by the beach (how exciting is that).

Your stand is getting a lot of love at the moment, it was a great gift...thanks.

A note to our friends across the pound HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, I hope you have a day full of nice things...

5 comments:

Caroline said...

That stand looks so pretty full of beautiful colours. Glad you are loving it. Can't wait to see some of the produce of the embroidery machine - how exciting!

julie said...

Lucky you - what a great birthday pressie! I love your thread stand, all those beautiful colours all lined up and ready to go - it's a wonder you get any sleep! If you need any postage tips drop me a line, I've become quite familiar with the various postal regulations regently!

julie said...

or even recently! sorry, I need a cup of tea and was rushing my typing!

sarah said...

See, your birthday turned out better than you thought! I know how you feel about the quilt! I didn't want to send mine away, either!

Alison said...

You lucky, lucky thing you!
I'm having to wait till September before I can get a machine for my birthday. What type is yours? I have just got to HAVE one that does embroidery.
Alison x