Monday, February 26, 2007

Well, February is almost over and I haven't finished any projects. I have taken advantage of the pattern sales at JoAnn's and Hancock's and stocked up. Enough to keep me busy through the spring. As promised, here is a photo of my new sewing machine.

Isn't it pretty? I just love it. Hopefully I will get motivated to use it soon!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hey everyone-
Well, I did get a new machine and it is a Janome, but it is a Kenmore #19233 from Sears. It was cheaper than the Janome from Sewing Express and I got a hard case with it! Here are the specs:

-215 stitch functions/167 built-in stitches, including monograms
-5 styles of computerized auto-size buttonholes
-Backlit LCD with sensor-touch keypad
-3 one-touch function buttons (needle up/down, auto lock stitch, reverse stitch)
-Design your own stitch feature - create combinations of up to 50 patterns
-Jam-proof magnetic horizontal bobbin system
-7 pc. feed dog system to effortlessly feed fabric of any thickness
-More than 45 quilting stitches, including blanket stitches
-Mega-wide stitch width (7mm)
-15 needle positions

I love it! I will have to take a photo of it because I am unable to save the photo of it from the Sears website.

Currently, I am working on sewing the pants. I took apart those jeans (I can't remember if I mentioned it or not) and am re-sewing them. I also bought an upgrade kit for my knitting machine and am working on a knitted hoodie. I have high hopes for it! And I am crocheting some dishcloths out of Sugar and Cream cotton. There was a sale at JoAnn's.

I went to JoAnn's on Saturday and Vogue patterns were still on sale for $3.99, so I bought those two patterns that appeared a couple of posts back. I also bought a skirt pattern from the same designers that designed the pants I am currently taking apart. Simplicity will be 5/$5 this upcoming weekend, so I am getting my list together. I bought the new issue of Adorn and there is the cutest dress in there from Simplicity #6644, so I am going to add that to my list.

O.K. Happy crafting everyone!