Tuesday, January 09, 2007

it's all my husbands fault...

It's all my husband's fault that I have been away from my blog so long. He surprised me Christmas morning with a new sewing machine ~ I had absolutely no idea, and he had this bought back in September!

It is like going from a volkswagon to a cadillac. My very, very simple old sewing machine was having a few problems, but I was getting by fine. Now I am amazingly spoiled by this new machine thanks to my most thoughtful husband!

So, I have been really motivated to get some sewing done. I've been making some bags to add to my shop (long overdue!), and I have also been having fun making some fabric coasters. These below are made from a flea market piece of linen with different patterns woven into it in red.

I also made one with a stamped design to use for my tea mug...


I was also so lucky to receive a package from Lisa that really brightened my day. She sent me this beautiful collage you see here...

... and this gorgeous little box containing some great buttons. Thank you again Lisa~I love them both!

Thank you again, also, to those of you who sent cards and left kind wishes in comments ~ I appreciate it so much.

I also want to mention the photo in my previous post, which so many of you commented on. The picture was taken by Stephanie of our much loved pony Jessica during one of those amazing fluffy 'snowglobe-like' snowfalls last year.

17 comments:

  1. Suzanne4:02 PM

    Welcome back Debbie. I love all the projects! What a generous hubby you have:-) The machine looks superb. I need a new machine so much--what kind did you get?

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  2. Well I would be lost to if I had that beautiful machine. How fun. LOVE, love the red coasters. I can just imagine the cool things you are going to make. Clarice

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  3. I love the machine!! I looked at some before Christmas thinking I might get a new one. Mine is very old and acts up sometimes. I love the costers!! Very nice!!

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  4. Congratulations on the new sewing machine. They have so many wonderful features now.
    I love the coasters too!
    My machine is one that my husband gave me when we were first married. He just walked in the door with it one day to surprise me. He knew that I had been wishing for one. He worked nights then and I was home alone with lots of time to learn how to use it. It's 30 years old now and still works great. It feels like I'm visiting with an old friend every time I use it.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what else this new machine will inspire for you Debbie.

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  5. Lucky you . The new machine looks as though it could do the whole job om its own.

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  6. Happy you are back, Deb. You were missed! Have fun with your new sewing machine! :)

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  7. Yay! A new machine. No wonder you haven't been around. :) I'm glad you like the things I sent. Your coasters are really great.

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  8. Lucky you. No wonder you've been so busy. The coasters are really lovely.

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  9. Glad to see your post...you were certainly missed!

    What a wonderful sewing machine. Your coasters are so sweet!

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  10. You lucky, lucky girl what a sweet guy your husband is.

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  11. beautiful coasters. I always break sewiing machines so I don't use them any more. It's all hand sewing for me which can take ages.

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  12. I have a friend that has a machine like yours and she loves it. What a wonderful Christmas gift. I found your blog through other frinds and I enjoyed reading all of your back post. Come visit when you have the time....when not at your new treasure .. machine.

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  13. Anonymous8:14 PM

    Wow Debbie! What a terrific machine. No wonder you've been MIA. You're blessed to have such a thoughtful hubby too. Have fun stitchin' away!

    ~Jody

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  14. Wow what a great hubby!!!!!!!!! You busy girl!

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  15. Good luck with the new machine debbie...been reading ur blog for some time now and this post has made me want ur Dh and my Dh to become great friends so he knows what to buy me next year lol....happy sewing!!!!!

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  16. WB Debbie!

    Oh what a great gift for you! I envy everyone who has the skills to sew!

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  17. Congratulations on the new sewing machine!! What a thoughtful, wonderful present from your husband!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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