Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Sewing Machine

Well, I have to admit that I LOVE my sewing machine! I SOOOOOO wish (insert hint here for hubby!!) I had another machine that had the "bells and whistles" and maybe more than 15 stitches too, but I can't complain about the machine I have. It is always working (knock on wood)and so far I have not had any problems at all. It has been a trooper letting me learn the basics over the past year and a half. Now that I am learning to quilt, I would love some nicer stitches, a larger sewing surface, and some embroidery functions! Every machine I find that has everything I want starts at around $300, which means I will be waiting for a while :-) But as I have learned just from this machine, hold out for the good stuff. I had a Brother (plastic machine) and it was miserable. I thought sewing was the hardest thing in the world because the machine sucked! Then my grandmother gave me her second machine, a Singer, and it's awesome. My Singer has even let me learn to machine quilt a little and hasn't put up too much of a fight :-)

Is it August, Really??

I cannot believe how fast time has flown by over the past few months, let's play catch up fast.

What's happened over the past few months ....

- We moved into our new house (love the house, hate the stairs - mostly due to pregnancy I think)
- Unpacked, painted, settled in, etc ... actually, still working on this part.
- Found out we are having another girl - yay!!
- Bought a sit-n-stand double stroller (I still can't believe it myself)
- Had a birthday party for Sarah ... Strawberry Shortcake theme :-)
- Sarah learned to drive a PowerWheel, well, she learned everything except how to stop - is that really important...?
- Went to White Water with the family - yea, 7 kids - and found out that Sarah LOVES water slides and falls asleep in the lazy river!
- Went on family vacation to the beach and had a great time!
- Finally used that Moda jelly roll fabric to make a quilted baby car seat cover for the new little one (future post coming soon on this project, I am very excited about it!)

And that brings us to today, where I will be hopefully sewing some - depending on any two-year old fits that may come into the picture :-)

Yesterday, I found some unpainted wooden puzzles at Michael's on clearance for $1.49 each. They are PERFECT for Sarah so we are going to paint those together today. One has animals and the other has cars, trains, etc. Sarah has been asking for a paint brush since I brought them in the door yesterday - memory like an elephant!