Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Baby ... and a Happy New Year ...

This Christmas I became the proud Mum to a new sewing machine :0) 
Years ago after several bad decisions (expensive coffee machine, I mean you) we decided to choose what it was we wanted for ourselves within budgets set and that way we are sure to get something we want.  
Some people find this a bit odd, but we love it, to be honest a dry suit, a new fancy fishing reel and kayak wheels are not things I would have easily have selected for my beloved and girls can you imagine your better half getting you just the right sewing machine?
No, neither could I.  
Whilst thinking about what I needed I did my research and sought help from a couple of my favourite bloggers who I know work with quilting, which is what I need my machine to be able to cope with.  They both came up trumps and gave me some brilliant advice thank you both Kerry and Dana.

My old brother machine was a great little starter machine but it was struggling a little with the multiple layers.

I did feel a bit sorry for my old machine as it has taken me through some lovely makes so I opened it all up and gave it a good old clean out, an oiling and a mini service.
It is now going to live with my best friend, who is pretty new to sewing but I am sure once she gets going she will be hooked!
Which reminds me as part of her birthday gift (Happy Birthday Nic xxx) I made her a sewing pouch to keep all her essentials in, this is my first make with my new machine.


The little tag says 'sewing mends the soul' - don't it just!
 I flippin love machine blanket stitch, I will become terribly lazy now!


Well it's New Year's Eve today and I am all but incapacitated with a very bad back.  I had hoped to clean the house and have all the washing done and ironed and all the beds stripped but sod it; I can barely dress myself so I am taking the opportunity to sit and catch up on my tapestry.
We will be having a quiet night in tonight and I would like to wish you all the very best for the new year.


My old family new year blessing goes...
 I wish you all the best of health, wealth and prosperity, and if you take care of the health the rest will take care of itself.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

28 comments:

Country Rabbit said...

happy 2012- enjoy your new baby (sewing machine hehe ) xxxx

Country Girl said...

Oooh, what a lovely machine. Look forward to seeing all you amazing makes in 2012! Happy New Year and a speedy recovery from the bad back.
x

VintageVicki said...

Oh now that does look a good toy - am sure you'll have hours of fun together. BTW I understand about the choosing your own pressie thing - we often do that here - saves money!

I hope your back feels better soon and I wish you & yours all the best for 2012 :) xx

Su said...

I'll sure you'll have years of fun with your new baby! Hope your back gets better soon.

Liz said...

Hope your back gets better soon! Best wishes for 2012.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Ali said...

OOh lucky girl, sorry to hear about your poorly back - nothing worse!!! All the best to you and yours for 2012 xxx

Kerry said...

What a beauty! Rest up and better soon x

B.................. said...

OOooooooh, can't wait to see what you make with your new baby, she's a beaut!
Happy New Year chick, it's gonna be a good un I'm sure of it!
I've had hell with my back the last couple of daysso totally sympathise, hope your's is better soon.

Beki xxx

Dana said...

Congratulations! She looks a beauty! Looking forward to hearing about how you get on with her. I do love reading about new machines!. I choose my gifts too, we make a big wishlist and then pick a few items so its still a bit of a surprise! Happy new year xxx

Bethany said...

Best toy ever!!! I love my Janome, and I'm sure you'll love yours too!!! I just took mine in for service and the guy was nothing but compliments on how nice of a machine it is :)

The Patchwork Heart said...

You lucky girl!
Heather xxxx

A Blessed Life said...

Hope your back mends soon, I am a Janome girl not the same model but love her,she works like a trojan and never complains lol you will have many happy days with her.

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Happy New Year to you to :) ~ x ~

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sending you and your new love child New Year Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success and creativity for 2012 xx

clare said...

Great choice of machine x hope your back is better soon x
Happy new year 2012
Love Clare x x

lemonade kitty said...

There's no excuse for not doing load's of sewing now. Thanks for all your lovely comments you leave me and a very happy new year, Lucey x

SarahB said...

Oooh, your new machine looks lovely and the sewing pouch you made is fab, what a lovely gift!!

I had a new machine for Christmas too and have been enjoying playing with it....

Happy New Year!!

S x

jane p said...

Happy New Year! You know what? I have the exact same sewing machine. Yes. We can exchange tips! I LOVE this machine. It's the best sewing machine I've ever owned. The only 2 things I wish this machine could do (as compared to my Brother) - run faster and a nicer overedge stitch. And get better soon. Tried to tweet you but twitter refused to open for me yesterday.

luciethehappyquilter said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy your new baby. It's a good solid workhorse. Happy 2012 to you and yours.

faith76 said...

Happy new year and love the new sewing machine and the little first make x

Leah x

♥ Miss Tea said...

Happy New Year 2012! soo envious of your new baby! looks gorgeous! enjoy!

susan

Vix said...

What a wonderful gift, I can see you having lots of fun with that toy!
Happy New Year, gorgeous. x

Twinkle Star said...

Lovely sewing machine, I bet you will have a lot of fun with it! My hubby had lots of kayaking stuff for Christmas too - whatever keeps them happy lol! Happy New Year x

Pink Milk said...

Wowee, I love your machine - does it not make coffee and clean the house too? I personally think it's a great idea to save for a present you really want. Just think of the hours of pleasure you're going to get from it.

Do hope your back feels better soon.

Hx

Quinn B said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is so exciting. I hope you make some really amazing things with it this year. Happy 2012!

Claire said...

lovely Christmas present and lovely first make with it too. I had my first dry suit experience this Christmas and won't be rushing into another! x

littleredcraftingcorner said...

That looks like a very impressive machine......my poor little sewing machine doesn't stand a chnace haha!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hello my dear! You are a winner of a pair of bag handle in the Monthly Make for 2012 draw. Please email me you address to thefeltfairy{at}aol.com love Annie xx

FROM ONE OLD BAG TO ANOTHER!!!!