Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Shopping for a Sewing Machine

As those of you who read my blogs would know, I rather sadly lost both of my grandmothers recently. One in December, and the other in early February. They were both wonderful women who unbeknownst to me, left me a small amount of money. I have decided to use the money to buy a new sewing machine. So, keeping in mind I have around between three and four thousand to spend, what do you recommend?

I currently have a Pfaff which I love. I am pretty brand loyal, but can be swayed. It will be used for piecing and quilting. Below is a list of things I know I want. What else would you suggest?

I want:
Automatic needle down
knee life on the needle
some pretty quilting stitches
a larger space to fit bigger quilts
an extension table

So, what are your suggestions??

Monday, 21 June 2010

I'm Back!!

Long time no blog and really must hang my head in shame! If for no other reason than way back in April I won one of the OPAM draws. Kris from Tag Along Teddies sent a lovely prize my way.

A lovely little note book, a bag of scrumptious buttons, a delectable mini jelly roll from Moda and a cute heart button.

So, a big belated thank you to Kris for a gorgeous gift.

Since the end of April there hasn't been a lot of sewing going on. A few pencil rolls, but nothing else. My problem has been lots to be started, nothing to go on with! I was struggling to get motivated. Figuring sewing was about enjoyment, I decided to just let it go for awhile, but in the past couple of days, I've had the urge! So today I started a sudoku quilt for a friend's son.

It has a transport theme. Be prepared for more of this in the coming days!