See that, in that photo? Yep, that's me and MY OWN PERSONAL, VERY OWN, JUST MINE, BRAND NEW, FROM IN THE BOX, sewing machine. It's so great, I'm so excited I could spit. I have used my Mom's old one for years and it was great, don't get me wrong. But this one has a drop in bobbin with see through cover, so I never run out again, 100 programmable stitches, needle stop up or down - it's so awesome! AND IT'S MINE. I could go on and on and on.... Of course, I WILL have to get it upstairs undetected, not sure if I can hide that smile tho :) see, hee hee. I just have to wait for that trade of his new running shoes for my machine. I can wait for the reveal, but I will probably know how it all works by then, because I CAN'T wait to use it. That's not bad, right? I'm thinking, NOPE.
I just realized its been months, May actually, since I last posted anything. Well, here are some things that have happened, and/or I made:
Our ten year anniversary was in June. We went to Niagara Falls. I've always wanted to go. Stayed on US side (no passports) but it was wonderful. I took this from the observation deck - we did the Maid of the Mist and went into the falls and we climbed the falls on stairs. It was a fun trip!
Later, I made some placemats, which were sewed so well, I impressed myself. But the Chief did NOT like the pattern. Said it looked like a cafe. So guess they go on table outside and I have to find something for his REFINED tastes :Þ
Then I decided to make a Halloween doll - so I sketched out what I was thinking and then I made it. I didn't attach her yarn hair yet, because I decided I would go with red/orange like her lips, like Sally on Nightmare Before Christmas. So, I've made the wig, I just haven't changed it out. Which do you think? I still can't decide. She looks pretty goth with black. Anyway here she is and no name yet, she's my Halloween mascot though... I think she's adorable.
I sewed a pillow and a zippered pouch for Mom's hospice nurse Lisa. She was so good to us and especially at the end. I just wanted to give her a little thank you. I bought this hilarious fabric on Ebay with all these nurses. I told her the sassy one with her hand on the hip had to be her. That felt good to finally say thanks.
Lastly, I am working on making a headboard that I saw on Pinterest. It was so cute. I found this adorable orange fabric. Grey walls - white accents - I think it will be so cool. I cut and made all the squares already. I just have to attach them to a board and get the Chief to hang it on the wall. Just can't seem to make myself finish that part. But I will. This weekend, I hope to finish it and the doll. Want to move on to new projects. Again, too many UFO's (unfinished objects)!
Ok. That's a lot of information from someone who had nothing to say, right? Sorry, I miss posting.
I am so in love with my new sewing machine and its not even out of the box. I can't wait to push all those buttons. I feel like a kid at Christmas!
And now some funnies:
Have a wonderful week. Love you all!