Monday, 13 April 2009

It arrived

The sewing machine arrived Saturday morning. It is so much lighter and more compact than my old machine, it was a bit of a shock to the system. It was off for a bath to read the instruction book and then a couple of hours to practise.

The threading up is so much easier, especially the drop in spool. However, I just couldn't get the tension right stitching polycotton together. It seems better on thicker fabric. I am sure with a little perseverance, I will get the hang of it. One thing is for sure, the boys aren't getting their hands on the old one until I do! I did get to complete the last four catnip pouches I had to do, but I didn't get to finish the coasters. I only have to stitch where I turned them out, so hopefully that will be done today.
I have been stitching this anemone picture for a card. It is a kit I bought some years ago. Anemones were my mum's favourite flowers, which is why I bought this. I have one purple flower and a leaf to complete and then I can put this together.
It doesn't look as if I will be getting much done this week. Wednesday I have to collect J and then Friday I have my brother's ex wife and family coming to stay until Sunday or Monday. That is an extra seven people! Think peace and quiet are going to be rare commodities this week. Better make the most of today and tomorrow.

12 comments:

nutmegg said...

Have fun with your new sewing machine
you Anemone is looking good...Margaret

zetor said...

How gorgeous, I remeber what fun I had with my new machine a couple of years ago. Happy Easter to you and the boys. There is an award (the boys would probably have preferred Easter eggs, lol!) waiting for you on my blog.

Miriam said...

I like the anemone and the sewing machine looks fantastic! Happy Easter! Miriam

Annie said...

Looks like a nice little machine. Keep us posted as to how well it performs. Mine is ancient and I know I'll have to replace it at some point.

Very pretty anemone piece.

Sounds like a busy week coming up. Don't work too hard!

Stitchety Grub said...

Wow the machine looks very smart .... I hope you have fun "playing" with it
Britt in WEst Australia

Terry said...

Congratulations on the new sewing machine! I'm sure it will be wonderful once you get the hang of it! And your cross stitch is lovely as always! :0)

Rudee said...

Congratulations! How fun is this going to be? I was looking at the latest and greatest sewing machines at a local store. I'm amazed at what they can do compared to my very ancient Singer.

Patti said...

I hope you enjoy using your new sewing machine. I bought a new one last year and have yet to even try it but I will soon. love Patti xxx

Knitting Linguist said...

Wow -- what a great machine! I hope you get to spend some time with it (and get some peace and quiet into the bargain) this week :)

averyclaire.org said...

Sounds like you are very busy now! Love the anemone and your new machine. It won't take long to acquire the skills I am sure.

Elena said...

Congratulations on the sewing machine! Looks very neat! Can't wait to see your new projects!!!

Karan said...

VERY nice new machine - enjoy! :0) Lovely card. Off to read more & see how the weekend went. :0)