Well, it really is not my Birthday, that was back in April.
Back on that cold rainy day, when I awoke, Alan told me he wanted to buy me a new sewing machine, not just any old machine, but the "machine of my dreams". Alright, he didn't use those exact words, but I am, because this New Bernina Aurora 430 is just that !!!! It's the "Mac Daddy of Sewing Machines" as my friend Tammy says. After test driving about 4 different top of the line machines, and consulting some sewing experts on line, I finally decided on The Bernina. It's a great machine, has tons and tons of decorative stitches, free motion quilting and an option to upgrade to an embroidery system in the future. Having this machine at my hands is like going from, driving a Used Ford to a Brand New BMW...although I have yet to drive a brand new BMW...well, you get the idea at least.
When I finally ordered the Aurora 430, it was Mother's Day, and it took about 3 weeks before the dealer got it shipped to their store. So it arrived here last week, and today is the first time I could take my New Baby out of the Box... I can't wait to sew away...on my new Dream Machine !!! Thanks again Alan...Your the BEST !!!
Here is an article that a very cool woman named Katye Terry wrote recently on an online Craft Column called "Get Crafty". She was kind enough to email me to ask if she could use a photo of one of my aprons. Check it out...maybe it will inspire you !!!!
Along the lines of the article above, I am really excited about the mail order I just received from Amy over at Angry Chicken. It is instructions for making foundation block squares. This is usually a square used in a quilt, but you can do almost anything with them. I am excited to see what unfolds from this... Oh, and it came with an adorable recipe card and some cardboard stick puppets for the kids to make. This is so well put together and very crafty I might say !!! Sorry, I don't have a picture but you could click on the Angry Chicken Link in my list of Inspiring Crafty Blogs to the right, scroll down and read about Mail Order #7. I will post some pictures when I finish my project...