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3 posts in 3 days!  It’s a new record for me.  I just couldn’t wait any longer to show you to some my favorite new things.   I have loved, used, and probably abused my sewing machine of 9+ years.  She has served me well.  I can’t even begin to count how many quilts, table runners, skirts, headbands, mending, and machine quilting has been done with just this one machine.  It was a lot.  She has been very faithful with very few problems.  However, in the middle of projects for the kids’ teachers (that had to be done within the day), she stopped working.  Done.  She had had enough.  I took her in to get looked at and she did get going again, but with not much hope of lasting very much longer.

Living without a sewing machine is not a option for me.  So, luckily my birthday was around the corner and we decided that we needed to order a new one.   I am so excited to finally own a Bernina.  I have been looking forward to this day for probably years now.  I picked up my new machine back in July (it took about 6 weeks to get it after I ordered it!  Way longer than expected.)  Due to a busy summer and trying to do fun things with my kids, all I’ve really been able to do is take the Bernina class at the store to learn how to use all the features.  I really haven’t had time to really put her to work yet.

Then I made another order and when I got this next package, the wheels started turning of all the fabulous things I could make.  (I haven’t been so excited to get a package before.)

I have never purchased a fat quarter bundle before, but now I have two!!  The turquoise and red line is called Bliss (which I’ve been watching for), and the brown and blue line is called Pure.  I love just looking at them.  I can’t wait to make something, but I have to admit it will be hard to actually open the bundle and cut the fabric.  I’ll be sure to show you once I get something made.  Sewing and taking pictures, it’s a pretty close match as to which is the favorite.  Luckily, I don’t have to choose!  I get to enjoy both.

4 thoughts on “Favorites”

  1. ***JEALOUS!!!***
    That machine and those darling fat quarter bundles look like too much fun! I think I might have a hard time opening them up too-they are so cute all bundled up. Have so much fun! What are you making next?

  2. Congrats on the 3 posts and the new addition to the family (Bernina)! I love the pic of Nicole and Tyler with the sunset. You did great!

  3. Hey Holly! I just wanted to thank you for the ‘happy birthday’ I was way impressed! You have always remembered. Thanks, it means a lot.

    I have the Bernina Activa 140 and LOVE it. We got if for a great deal in Pocatello. When I took my sewing classes at Ricks, our teacher told us that down the road to call the store in Pocatello, that he takes all their (Ricks) machines and fixes them up and re-sells them and then the school will get new ones. I got the one that I learned on. I’m like you. If it went dead, I would probably have to buy one the next day:)! I’ll have to send you a few links to a few of my favorite sewing websites!

    I have enjoyed looking at all your posts, photography, sewing, and crafts. Love the new fat quarters you got!

    The cooking website for Becky and I has been fun to try all the new things. And the Jam, it all turned out so good and I haven’t had to make any this summer. I might do some freezer jam…..

    Anyway, take care. And thanks again for thinking about me!

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