Sunday, December 28, 2008
My hubby was wanting me to invest in a nice piece of furniture, solid wood. but they just cost too much. So, I went with what had what I wanted and looked nice. It is by Sauder. I can't wait for it to come.
This afternoon I went up to my "Quilters Nook" in my bedroom to sew and ended up rearranging my whole bedroom to accommodate my new sewing table. I think that it will look nice once the table arrives but right now it's a bit of a mess. I'm so excited I will have a nook that will be organized, I won't have to cut fabric on the floor! I can't wait! However, I will have to wait about 6-7 days.
The hubby will be out of town on business for the next few days and although I have to work I plan on getting lots of sewing done. The boys are going to be going to the local recreation department program while I'm at work, they love it, but when we get home I want to have a sewing marathon. It would be so much better with my new desk - but I have to take advantage of the time I have.
Happy New Years!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
The day after Christmas I decided to go to JoAnne Fabric and see if I could find any deals. Wow, they had great deals on Christmas fabric for $1.99 a yard (regularly $8.99).... and I wasn't the only one enjoying the great prices.
I was looking through the ones left on the shelf thinking that there wasn't much left. I grabbed 2 arm loads of fabric bolts and proceeded to the cutting table. Low and behold - that's where it all went. The lady in front of me had so many bolts I couldn't count and was buying all the fabric left on the bolt! I heard her total in fabric was $150 - that's a lot of fabric at $1.99 a yard!
The lady next to her had numerous amounts of Christmas fabric as well but was not buying the whole bolts. When she was done, I peeked in to the fabric bins and got a whole new selection of Christmas fabrics to pick from. I behaved, I didn't spend a fortune but I got some great fabric!
You can count on quilters to stimulate the economy!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I got to use my new sewing machine for the first time yesterday. I really like it! It took me a few minutes to find everything and figure it out. I didn't figure out the needle threader - I had to wait until my hubby could show me how to use it.... technology - not always that easy for me - but once I get it I love it! I grabbed blocks from my Year 2000 UFO to work on and get use to my new machine. I'm so excited. However, I do believe I need a better work space, I might have to come up with something.
With all the snow that we have and are yet to get I bet there is not school tomorrow, then they will go back Tuesday and then off for over a week. Wish I had the same work schedule! Maybe I should have been a teacher instead of an admin assistant!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tonight he said "Mommy I want to wrap the Thomas quilt and give it to someone." I was a little disappointed. I said, "Well, okay, but I thought you really liked it." He said he did but he wanted to give it to someone he loved. So he took it and wrapped it in Christmas paper and brought it to me and said it was for me. awwwwww. Arn't kids the best?
Monday, December 15, 2008
I got it from the Joanne Fabric store here in South Burlington, and it was on sale! It has most of the things I wanted and in the price range I was looking for. No, it's not the fancy Bernina that would have been great to get, but baby steps to get there. I'm just excited I get something modern and didn't go into debt to get it!
I'm sad to say that it sat in the box for a while since I've been busy with other things but today I finally cracked open the box and pulled it out. I did the responsible thing and got the owners manual and read most of it first. It will take some getting use to it because I really know how to use my old machine - but I know once I master this one I am going to love it. I can't wait to get started, unfortunately it won't be tonight. Well, maybe I can stitch 2 blocks together on an UFO I have sitting next to my machine.
Now, I need a better workspace.... hahahaha.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I am making plans for my Christmas money and I am thinking maybe a new sewing machine. My machine is a Singer and is great - just over 15 years old. I took a pajama making class and got to use a new Berninia... very nice - but out of my price range. So here is my question - how much do sewing machines cost? And what is a good sewing machine for what I need?
Here is what I need - I make quilts. I do hand quilt but would like the opportunity to machine quilt with a walking foot. So this sewing machine needs to have a walking foot. I really don't want to spend more then $500 - is that possible.
I just started my internet search tonight and it really is overwhelming. I need your help. If you have any good or bad experiences with purchasing sewing machines please share them with me. I have no clue what I am doing! Please help a fellow quilter, there is nothing like the advice from fellow quilters!
Thanks so much!
Oh, by the way, we had a great snow storm last night and today - we have real snow now! How excited are we? We love snow here in Vermont!