She Arrived!

My grand daughter, yes she arrived safe and sound. Welcome Lake Blossom, it's a fab world once you get the hang of it.  No what I really meant is.....

My new sewing machine arrived!  My old machine, which I love dearly, is about 15 years old now.  How time flies.  I remember when I bought it I thought that it would last me a very long time and that I would grow into it, not  thinking myself a particularly experienced seamstress at the time.  Well.  I definitely grew into it and then outgrew it.  Or perhaps modern machines have simply surpassed it.

Anyway I decided it was time to invest in a new one which will, I believe, see me right for the next 15 years at least.  The only misgiving that I have about the machine is that if it ever goes wrong, I will need to consult an expert since it is computerised.  So... my first projects were....

An heirloom bag started on my old machine and finished off on the new gave me an opportunity to try out some of the embroidery stitches.

The bag is intended for keeping something very special - in this case a book.  It is made from scraps of fabric and thread covered with see through netting and then embroidered on.  I embellished it with some glass beads.

And I also just had to check out the embroidered lettering on the machine and so produced a handful of the poshest 'burp cloths' a baby could have!

All in all I am very very pleased with it and can't wait to get down to some real sewing.


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