Thursday, December 20, 2007

My First Project On My New Machine!

Ok, I am finally getting around to posting a couple pics of the first project that I did on my new machine. What a sweet machine she is!! I had so much fun playing around. I took six blocks that I had and made a small runner. It measures 25x18 finished. I used silver metallic thread and just played with several different stiches. The runner is a crazy patch of stitches!! :) I used several different ones......a herringbone, bells, flowers, stars and penguins. I think it turned out rather cute. I gave it to my youngest daughter, Courtney who actually used blue/silver and snowmen as her Christmas theme this year. Perfect for her!

The second picture is a close up of some of the different stitches that I used. I hope they show up well enough.

I really wanted to do some more sewing on her, but I had to get out and get some Christmas things done and I had to get started wrapping Christmas gifts. I am not big on gift bags for the kiddos as I like to watch the kids open their gifts, so with 4 grandchildren, I have lots and lots of wrapping to get done and only a few days left to do it. Ack!! How did Christmas get here so quickly this year! I am usually more prepared than this year.

Oh, I almost forgot. Elna called me yesterday to verify my mailing address. They shipped all that thread yesterday so I could have it by Christmas!! Isn't that just too much!! I can't hardly wait to get it.

So, anyhoo...............make it a great evening!


Jan said...

Your first project is so cute--good job!

JanJ said...

Thank you, Jan! I enjoyed making it!

Kathy Wagner said...

Enjoy your new machine!
I got a new one too, but not a fancy one like yours.
Merry Christmas!

JanJ said...

Thnak you, Kathy! I think I deserved this one! I have been quilting for 12+ years, always on cheaper it was time I treated myself to a really nice one. I hope you had a really Merry Christams!