Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our new addition to the sewing room

A couple of weeks ago Keith and I stumbled across an embroidery machine on craig's list. Not just any e-machine but a Babylock Pro-Line embroidery machine. Yes I already have a Brother Disney machine but in reading the group emails some of the ladies were having issues with things and were having trouble getting replacement parts. Plus the deal really was too good to pass up. Along with the machine I got a Madeira treasure chest FULL of Rayon thread 200+ spools (If you have priced them online lets just say that I got the machine and thread for less than I could buy the treasure chest for). I got a similar deal on my Brother machine a few years ago the lady sold it to me with a box full of about 100 spools of thread.

So does loads and loads of thread count as stash? If it does I had better get to sewing .. Smiles. Using the embroidery machine right now is a bit easier than actually sewing. So I have been putting together my list of things to do using the embroidery machine. When I feel up to it of course. I have done a bit of work on EQ 6 but wasn't happy with the way things came out so all in all I have been non productive while on surgery leave. Thats okay though once I feel up to it I will be sewing to my hearts content.

Keith and I have talked and think that this year is going to be a hand made gift year for our families. If I start now I might actually get things done in time to mail them out to his family and not be sewing the night before Christmas eve for my family.

We will have to see what the new year and the new machine brings. Currently one of the swaps that I am participating in has a requirement of a hand towel and I am trying to decide on the perfect design to embroider on it. I had some issues with the machine this morning and realized that the lady that sold me the machine gave me a bag of the wrong bobbins which we all know can cause big problems.

Here are a couple of pictures of the towel that I was playing with this morning. It doesn't look too bad. Not very centered but it was the first thing that I tried with the new machine. I hope that my swap pals will like what ever it is that I finally decide on. Until later....


Gina said...

What a great purchase.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

What a great find!! How lucky!!

Enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have a winner there with such a nice machine.

Shellie said...

What a great find Heather... wow. I love it and what you have done. Great Great Great!!!!