Hi there! I hope you have something fun planned for your weekend.... I've been out shopping this morning and bought myself a pressie... but more of that later....
My DH and I sat up late last night! I think it was about 1am when we finally went to bed. It has been ages since we did that and wow, I forgot how productive a late night can be. He sat at his desk, doing his thing and I sat at mine, scrapping! I did three layouts. OMG. I haven't had a good scrapping session like that since... forever! Actually, back when I first started out, my friend Sharon and I (Sharon introduced me to paper crafts - hehehe, yup, its all your fault Hun!!) used to go to each other's houses to scrap together and we used to get though a bit then. But then I had my second baby and she and her family moved a little bit away and its just a bit too far to have scrap nights anymore :(
Anyway... I have had these photos of my eldest on my desk waiting for some attention for a couple of weeks now.
My 'big boy' loves a good vanilla milkshake and this particular day he had his first milkshake mo. So cute.
The papers are all MME Lost and Found 2. I love these colours. The flowers are mostly Petaloo.
I've gone a bit nuts with the glimmer mist :o) I used "Suede" and it is really lovely. I might have to grab a few more. Last time I was at my LSS the owner was showing me the lovely chalk mist. Very nice indeed!
So that is the first of three layouts I have to share with you. All of the layers are stitched together with my Brother machine. I had a ball putting this one together. I've wanted to try this tearing and rolling idea for a bit so it feels good to have finally crossed it off my list.
My other fun share of the day is....
My new sewing machine!!
Yup - I did go and buy my new Singer machine!!
Thank you to everyone who left me sweet comments - fantastic enabling ladies! I went into the store a bit uncertain and wanted to be convinced... and convinced I was. The machine is fully electronic, had auto needle threading (and yes, it actually DOES work), fantastic one step button hole, and all of the recommended settings are saved into the machine and are selected when you press the button for the stitch.
Here are some pics... it is currently set up on my dining table as my first project will be to make a snazzy quilted dust cover for it. It did come with one, but it is pretty basic and plain... practical, lol. I should have set up my Brother next to it as the Singer is pretty big in comparison. The large work area is great for fitting bulky things through... like quilts! And my Walking foot from my Brother machine works on this new machine as well. Cheering.
This is a good view of the drop in bobbin with the see through cover. Easy peasy to put in.
Here you can see how it is threaded... it has less guides to go through to thread the machine than my old machine. The thread pretty much goes from the spool, around this little tension guide and down to the needle.
A side view of the wheel (excuse the finger prints haha)
OMG - AUTOMATIC tension! Yayayayay! This is something I wish my old machine had.
The little compartment that holds the accessories.... It is actually really big, much bigger than what I am used to. (NB - see the cute scissors? If you like them try Scissoroo)
And finally, the cutest photo of the day... my boys in the box. Yup, as soon as the machine was out, they were in! Looks like everyone is happy hahaha.
There you go! If you have any questions about the machine, I am more than happy to answer them. I thoroughly recommend it. I learnt today that Husqvarna now own Singer. It was an extra tick for my decision to buy. I can't wait to get into our new house so I can set up my Grandmother's Singer next to this one. Sew cute!