Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Something new

Last week I went with a friend to the Creative Crafts Show in Belfast.
Sewing, card making, beads, cross stitch - everything was covered!
I said those famous last words:
" I'm not buying any fabric!"
Well of course, you know the story too well!
I did end up buying a little, teeny bit of fabric.
This was another purchase I made:
Oh I'm not crazy, it was not a spur of the moment decision.
I had been considering this for some time. 
In fact, ever since the Festival of Quilts last August in Birmingham, 
I had a hankering for this machine.
It arrived on Monday, and I very quickly removed it of it's packaging and got it plugged in.
Ignoring the Instruction Book, as you do :)
It was easy to get threaded and bobbin winding was not a problem.
I even managed to sew some of the 600 odd stitches 
that are programmed in to the machine! 
Next on my list is free machine quilting....
I think I'll have to go back to the instruction booklet..
just to make sure I'm following the right steps!
I'll let you know how I get on.
There's a Titanic wall hanging waiting to be quilted :)
What sort of machine do you sew on?

7 comments:

  1. Oh Karen, congratulations, I am lusting after one of these big time - I'm thinking big birthday coming up in a few years maybe then....I look forward to reading how you get on with it!

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  2. Oh lovely! Enjoy your new baby! Jxo

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  3. congrats on the new machine! the new machines are for dream sewing. i have a new huskvarna viking sapphire last year that's to die for! best part: 10 inch throat! and a steady betty since it's cords and on/off switch are in the wrong place and couldn't be set into my cabinet ... but then, i set a small closet light under the the steady betty table and had an instant, handy light table for doing applique drawing, etc.

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  4. Oh! it looks fabulous! amazing machine!

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  5. You are lucky! This one looks amazing. Have fun and enjoy the booklet ^^

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  6. Heh, the same thing happened to me at a quilt show last September, albeit with a Brother NX2000 ;o) Have loads of fun with the new toy!

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  7. Wow that is one great looking machine. Yes always read the instruction book!
    I have a Janome JF1018S

    Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/cheraldines-swap-shop.html

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