Well it was another full, busy and good week-end! Friday night hubby and I went to dinner at our favorite fish restaurant, and then went to my nephew's all star game. It was just the perfect night for such an event as it was soo nice outside. Sadly they lost, but Blake played well, and was excited for a game under the lights. At 10 this is a definite BIG DEAL, lol. Sat. morning found us once again at the Bernina shop. I have been in there so many times now asking questions and watching their demo's that I knew all of their employees (and the owner!) by name, haha. Only this time when we left I was the proud owner of a beautiful Bernina 580! I was soo excited. This is the machine that embroiders, and I also purchased the stitch regulator and a walking foot. So I am all set to create where ever my imagination takes me, lol. The machine comes with 3 full days of instructions which I am so looking forward to. My first one is on Aug 9th which is mom's birthday, which seems so appropriate. Makes me feel like she is celebrating this with me. I haven't actually picked it up yet (will do that this afternoon) as they were going to download some of the most recent software onto it this morning. This shop also sells quilting fabric, and has almost daily classes on various different projects. The gals have also promised to help me in my quest to begin quilting. I got a wonderful deal on the machine as it was originally used for a classroom demo, and so therefore had to be sold as used. However, it has never actually been owned (they keep track of this through serial numbers ~ just like cars!) and therefore comes with FULL warranties on everything. I am considering selling mine now which I have mixed feelings about. That machine has been with me for almost 30 years now and I am kind of attached to it, haha. On the other hand, it runs like new (no exaggeration) and the money it would bring in would help me buy the fabric and some of the gear I might need to begin quilting. So we will see. Meanwhile I have just about decided what to make as my first attempt at quilting. I have watched soo many tutorials, and looked at soo many quilt patterns, I am dreaming about it. Think it is time to get started. I am sure there will be lots of blogs about this as I proceed, so guess I hope I won't bore you to death with it all, lol. Here is a pic of my new machine!
|ISN'T IT PRETTY? LOVE THE TOUCH SCREEN|
Sun hubby wasn't feeling well (he has been battling a nasty cold ALL week) so he decided to stay at home, but my sister and I headed down to San Diego first for church and then for Larissa's baby shower. My other sister met us later at the shower. It was just soo nice, and I am so glad that they did this for her. The house was GORGEOUS, and it was soo nice and cool in there. Larrissa got some darling little things, and we were able to gather and pray for her, my son, and the new baby as well. I didn't feel like hasseling my nice camera so I just took a few pictures on my i-phone, which looking at them this morning I regret now, smile. But it captured the moments and you get the idea. Larissa especially LOVED the rag quilt which warmed my heart. I felt kind of foolish with my LARGE load of sewn items, and kept feeling the need to explain that it had occupied me through such a hard time period of my life, (both before and after mom passed) but I refrained from announcing it to the room. Who knows WHAT they must have thought?! But I knew my heart behind it so I tried not to worry about it. And I honestly can't wait for Mr. Vincent James to make his appearance and be wrapped up in what his grandma made just for him. Here are a couple of the pics I did get!
|HERE IS THE FIRST BLURRY ONE, HAHA LOVED THE FLOWERS AND THE SCRIPTURE PICTURES THOUGH!|
|I WAS TEMPTED TO LEAVE THIS OUT AS I LOOK BIGGER THAN THE 9 MONTH PREGNANT MOMMA, BUT GUESS IT IS THE OLD IT IS WHAT IT IS...SIGH|
|OPENING THE BURP CLOTHS HERE|
|GROUP SHOP...MY GRANDDAUGHTERS WERE READY TO SWIM IN THEIR BEAUTIFUL POOL!|
|JUST COULDN'T RESIST ADDING THIS PICTURE OF MY "SASSY" LITTLE GRANDDAUGHTER DONATELLA. SUCH A LITTLE DOLL!|
Today I am going to thoroughly clean out my sewing cabinet and get things organized before the new machine arrives. How I wish I was more gifted in the area of organization, but I intend to do my best. Hope you all have a good week! Blessings to you all! Debbie