Time for some fun!!!
Some very dear family friends of ours are having a baby boy soon.
I bought this "Featherweight" machine a couple of years ago for the "blanket stitch" to use on my picnic basket quilt and many other projects. I LOOOOVE the blanket stitch for applique.
Now was the time to do some more experimenting. So I used stitch No. 13 on the edge of this baby blanket. BTW, did you notice the 2nd machine in the back? I've had that since my 1st daughter was born and it works like a dream. As long as you take them in for routine maintenance, I really believe the old metal machines are worth their weight in gold. But this little 'brother' machine is SO fun with all its decorative stitches. It's as light as a feather and cost under $200.00 from Costco. I've noticed they also sell these at Target.
I think I'm in LOVE! : )
Another little tip to share:
If you have long cuts to make and you really need to hold that ruler in place, this is the gadget for you!
FAIR WARNING THOUGH: Don't take your young daughter along with you when you buy this puppy. The following was our conversation at the cash register...
Sara: "Soooooooo, it's come to this now. You're already starting to buy the Sr. Citizen stuff!"
Me: While rolling my eyes..."Noooooooo, this happens to be for something else, entirely."
Sara: "Yeah, right," while rolling her eyes. Hee-hee! Gotta love her!
I haven't done any dry embossing in a long time. This occasion called for some great playtime!
I love celebrating new life. Babies really do fill our hearts. : )
Congratulations sweet Liz and Daniel!!!
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