Monday, September 7, 2009

oh, brother

I am now the proud owner of this Brother sewing machine.

I've been wanting one for awhile, mainly for stitching on layouts. Which, by the way, did you see this awesome tutorial by Lisa Truesdell posted just an hour after I bought this bad boy. It's a sign. I'm sure of it.

I also plan to use it to make a baby quilt. The quilt I'm working on now, I've made entirely by hand. I started a year ago to give me something to do while I was staying in hotels 4 nights a week on my previous job. When I left that job, my quilt sat by the wayside, but lately I've been working on it as time allows. The top is completely pieced and now the 3 layers are pinned together waiting to be quilted by hand. I plan to have it completely quilted and finished by the end of October. Ambitious, I know. But, I will also have 8 days to work on it almost solid. I'm visiting my grandmothers in Texas and there's nothing better to do there but sit, visit, and keep my hands moving or else boredom will set in. You know what they say about idle hands......

Just kidding. But, I do get stressed if I have nothing to do.

Anyway, my motivation is set because I want to begin working on the baby quilt in November. I want to piece it using the machine, then quilt it by hand.

Wish me luck in meeting my deadline!

13 comments:

LaVon said...

First thing, I am soooo jealous of that beauty!! Some girls have all the luck!!! J/J Have a blast!! Second thing..thanks so much for the link to Lisa tutorial!! She's amazing and I'm so glad I get a step by step of her sewing techniques!! I think its a sign I need to upgrade my purple pixie machine don't you think!

Kimber-Leigh said...

enjoy your new machine! can't wait to see what colors you use in your baby quilt :)

lisa truesdell said...

i have a brother, too, and i LOVE it. it's withstood a lot of abuse. ;) i so can't wait to see what you do with yours!!

and, dude. you made that single girl quilt by hand??? that is amazing!

Kimberly said...

I am sure you will do fine with your deadline. Quilting is fun, you must have great patience. I quilted a great deal in my younger years. How totally weird that sounds, huh? Have a great week and enjoy your new machine.

Erika said...

**sigh** My Sewing machine sits in the corner unused. Open your now and get started so you don't end up like me! How cool that you are quilting ALL by hand. That is something to be proud of :) You will meet your deadline - no prob. Gram will help you!

miacaniza said...

OMGOSH! You are gonna love the sewing machine! It was the best thing I ever bought! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Have fun!

WCS said...

Come on! Give us a sneak of that quilt!

Missy said...

Have fun!

Houston said...

Good luck to you on the quilt and congratulations on your new machine, I can't wait to see the beautiful things you create with it!

Kristin said...

Good luck and have fun!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oooh, good luck! I would LOVE to make a quilt. Some day. :) And Jeremy really wants a sewing machine. Maybe we'll get one when we get a house... LOL.

And where in Texas?! ;-)

Brenda Hurd said...

wow! Love it - have fun with that thing. Can't wait to see the quilt!

Ally said...

oooh - totally jealous! My dd and I have decided we want to learn to sew. Joann's has a great class in the evenings so we plan to take it. I'd love to hear your sewing machine review because I'm sure we'll eventually be in the market for one!