I finally got a new sewing machine.
I adore it.
It sews just like it’s suppose to. I wasn’t asking much, just some even stitches and correct tension, that’s all I wanted!
It’s the Bernina Activa 220. A pretty basic machine really but it does have 20 or so extra fun stitches.
It does Free Motion Quilting like a dream. Being that I’ve never had a machine that did it correctly, it’s a dream to me. After researching for about 4 weeks it came down to this or a $4000 machine. I looked really hard but I couldn’t seem to find the 4 Grand lying around. :) I also found that at least 4 of the professional quilter’s I follow either started on this machine or still use it.
So I have finally started finishing up some things I’ve had lying around for months. I even ripped out all the quilting on a 50×60 quilt I had done on my old machine so I could redo it. I’m so happy I did to.
I finally quilted my Wonderland Table Runner and I decided to try some pattern quilting rather than just random stippling or loops.
Not horrible for my first try but not real impressive either. There is definitely a talent to this art and I have yet to discover it.
I have decided that I don’t hate binding so much now that I have a decent machine.
I didn’t even curse once!
I’ve been seeing those new Car Seat Cover things around and decided I wanted one. But I wasn’t about to spend $40 bucks on one. $12 is more my style. :)
(I do realized I just totally sounded like my mother, aunt and grandmother, claiming I could make anything for cheaper than you can buy it. Which is SO not true. But when it is, I’m all for it. So I don’t want to hear any comments from my sister or my cousins. You know I’m talking to you, Heidi, Amber and Teri!)
I also decided to put a very thin batting inside since I’m having a winter baby and wanted the warmth. I’ve never seen one with batting but I’m really happy with it.
I didn’t realize it when I bought the fabric but I like that it matches my car seat.
Barry looked at it and said, ‘So is that supposed to be for a boy?’
To which he receive the ‘I’m pregnant, cranky, don’t mess with me, evil eye’ from me.
And then he responded ‘well, I guess it’s kinda boyish’, and then he ran away.
A few minutes later he returned with a Pepsi for me and started rubbing my shoulders.
Now I’m just not so patiently waiting for this fabric to arrive by mail so I can get all the crib bedding made.
Cause ready or not I’m being induced on January 25th.
Nothing like cramming it in at the last minute!