Tuesday, 16 October 2007

My first ever sewing machine!

One of my friend's told me on Sunday about a sewing machine on sale at Tesco. So, after church i dragged my DH down there. Whilst he was off looking at something else i was trying to decide whether to get it. Just as i thought i'd leave it and do some research first, a lady came up to me. She said she was a sewing teacher and that if i was looking for great value for money she highly recommended it and told me it'd do everything i needed it for. I checked she wasn't a tesco employee in disguise and then i got it!! And......i love it!! Why did i ever hand sew?!! My mum came round on Sunday afternoon and gave me a lesson for a couple of hours and i got the hang of it straight away. I wish i had something to make / finish now though! Unfortunately the table runner i'm making at quilting class has to be hand-sewn.
I had a finishing day on Saturday although i can only show one of the things on here at the moment. This is Lizzie Kate's "Baby sampler" and i finished it as a hanging ornament for my friend. I was really pleased with it.

I'll give an update on my quilting project soon. I have lots of hand-sewing to do tonight before the class on Thursday. This is my only free night this week so i better go and get it done!

36 comments:

Hazel said...

Great sewing machine. I didn't know Tesco sold them. If I see one I'll get one lol. Love the hanging ornie. Isn't it great to find new ways of finishing things? xx

quiltorstitch said...

Alright, now you can do some serious sewing, and get addicted and buy lots of fabric to drive your husband crazy LOL! :D

Your finish is SO sweet, I really do love it. Your friend will be excited to receive it.

Jaimie said...

Congratulations on your first sewing machine. It will change your life! My first one was so old it was black with gold letters. But it was probably one of my most reliable. Have fun with it!

Carla said...

Congratulations on your new sewing machine Cheryl!!! I'm sure you'll make lovely things with it :)
The ornie you made dor your friend is so cute...great job!!

Ranae said...

The sewing machine is awesome.
Now... to decide on material to buy for it, lol.
The hanging ornie is adorable.

Karen said...

I need lessons with a sewing machine LOL mine see's me and jam;s before I have even sat down. I love your finish

Let me know next time you come to Shoreham I live about 15 mins away lol

Vonna said...

Congrats on your first sewing machine! YEA!!!!
And I love your baby gift! How lovely is that?! Super job!

Beth said...

Oh boy, you're a quilter now, now that you have your new sewing machine! Congrats! I can't imagine hand piecing quilts, well, except for applique, and well I'm working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden that has to be done that way. I like to use my Featherweight for piecing and my new machine for quilting.

Dawn said...

Congrats on your new sewing machine! I love the baby ornie! It is so adorable:)

Cindy said...

Very nice finish :)

And congratulations on your new sewing machine!!!

Michelle said...

Hurrah! Congrats on the sewing machine. You will love it! The baby sampler looks fabulous too - impeccable finishing!

Barbara said...

Congrats on getting a sewing machine! Sewing will be much easier now! The ornament is great nicely finished too :)

Sharon said...

Congrats on the sewing machine. I know some lovely quilting and finishing is going to come from it.

The baby sampler is lovely and finished so pretty!

Kathy A. said...

wow, your first sewing machine! I have a love/hate relationship with mine. I am left handed and it is not but we do okay. Hope this leads to lots of wonderful quilting experiences. Your baby sampler is adorable and your fabric was a perfect choice.

xstitch.nl said...

Congrats on the new purchase, I'm sure you will make lots of great things with it. The baby gift is beautiful and the backing fabric is so cute! Great job!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your sewing machine and on your quickness at getting the hang of it! Love that baby sampler - great job finishing it!!

Squazi said...

You have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award. Thank you for making me smile.

Congratulations on the sewing machine. I am still waiting for one. I love the pinkeep.

Paula said...

I didn't know Tesco sold sewing machines....they do everything now don't they?
Lovely finish on the L*K.....
Happy stitching and sewing....

Lelia said...

Beautiful job on the Lizzie Kate - baby sampler. I'm sure your friend will luv it

oh, a machine! that is awesome :) I still don't own one, maybe one day.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your first sewing machine! My daughter just bought her first one too!!

I love the ornament you finished too, very sweet :-D

Beatrice said...

Good for you..the sewing machine is wonderful.
I bought a new one last year and it's great.
I don't use all the features but they are there if I need them
Happy sewing and happy stitching.
The ornament is cute!

Barbeeque4 said...

Congratulations on the new sewing machine. The finish is just so cute, the backing fabric is perfect!!

Lauren said...

Congrats on the sewing machine! I love how you finished the baby sampler, and I can't wait to see your quilting project!

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations on your new machine! Enjoy it!

The baby sampler is really wonderful. I love how it came out!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your machine!
I wished I enjoyed sewing. I never seemed to get past piecing the pattern together. I know you'll make lots of lovely things with it!
I love your LK finish. I'm just about to start Trilogy's Baby Spots for a friend. Seeing your finish has given me ideas!

Tanya said...

You'll love having a sewing machine!!! Congrads on your new purchase. That baby sampler finish is darling :)

Tanya

mary said...

it is lovely ! I had a great time and pleasure looking at your needlecrafts ! I keep your blog in my favourite links ! Mary from Provence

Stitchingranny said...

Just flitting around blogs and came across your site. You have some lovely projects on the go at the moment so I shall be back to check them out.

Lynn said...

If you get a chance Cheryl, drop by my blog. I've included you as part of a little award!

Leena said...

Congratulations on your sewing machine and happy sewing :) The ornament you've finished is very pretty!

Concetta said...

Your new sewing machine looks fab! What make (and model) is it? I've been thinking of buying one too... whenever I need to use one ATM I need to go visit my gran. 8-)

Hannah said...

Congrats on the sewing machine and on the finish!!!

I hope to get my sewing machine soon.

The birth sampler stitched up really fast, didn't it? It's so cute!

Cindy said...

Wow...Congratulations for being the owner of this great sewing machine! Happy sewing with it.

Beautiful LK's baby sampler ornament!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous sewing machine!! And, I love the little baby ornie. You're such a sweetheart when you sew for others, Cheryl.
Hugs,
Deb

sugardoll said...

Ohhhh! I love your baby announcement, it's so cute and very adorable! Congratulations on your sewing machine!! I am sure you will have lots of fun using it and creating stuffs with it. I know how to use the sewing machine, i grew up with my mom who sews, but we used the one where you pedal LOL. I don't know how to make things out of patterns however. =|

monique said...

NIce finish! And congrats on your new machine! It looks like it will do a lot, too.