Monday, February 6, 2012

Still Waiting...

As the title suggests, there has been no news concerning my prior two posts. I am learning patience, by force!

On to my distraction these days...my Christmas gift! I told you all in late December that my family had given me a wonderful surprise.

 A beautiful Brother sewing/embroidery machine!
I was so surprised! It sews like a dream and has a mind of its own. See the little screen? It tells me just what it is going to do, or what I need to do. The other day I was sewing along and the machine stopped cold. It startled me so I pressed my foot down again and then I noticed a little message showing up on the screen. It said, "Bobbin thread nearly empty". Why, how thoughtful! How many times have been chugging along on a long hem only to realized that I ran out of bobbin thread abut three feet back! The lever on the front is a speed regulator so I can sew slowly by force when I need to be extra careful.
This charming new friend of mine back-stitches with the touch of a button even cuts the thread for me when I tell it I am finished!

The most fun feature is the embroidery function. Wow! I have a lot to learn on how to work this thing but so far my son-in-law has helped me find and create a "Little Bird" logo which I will now include on every apron I make.

 
Cute!

I am getting my spring line of aprons ready to put up on the blog so I'll let you know when they are ready for viewing. In the meantime, keep those good thoughts coming for my husband and I'll return the favor for you. So many of you are in my prayers right now.

~Love to you all until next time!

5 comments:

lesa said...

Hi. I'm new enough to your blog that I don't know what is going on in regards to your prior two posts, but I'll wish the best outcome for you.

Love that machine. It looks like so much fun!

Have a good Monday!

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

In the words of Tom Petty..."The waiting is the hardest part"! UUUGGGHHH!~
You are still in our thoughts and prayers...as wee WAIT too!
Love you all.

Lori said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I HAVE THAT SAME MACHINE!!!!! My mother bought me the same exact machine about 6 months ago. I've been playing with it, but I haven't figured it all out. Oh I am so excited to know a real person who has the same machine . . . teach me! Ha! I made a bunch of cute kitchen towels for my mom & Melissa for Christmas - but that was just sewing and not embroidery. If you learn something really cool, please share it with me. Or if you discovery something, check with me and see if I already know. About the bobbin notification - that was something that was really cool too and you can get a lot more sewn before the bobbin is really out (just so you know). I love that it is a self threading machine.

Sarah Faria said...

I so wish we lived closer so you could teach me how to sew for real!! The little I do now I mostly just make up on the fly . . . I LOVE your machine!! We'll be praying and hoping for some good news soon!!

URFAVE5 said...

That is one fancy dancy sewing machine! I love the cute little signature bird of yours. I wish I lived closer too so that I could maybe learn to sew and especially so Brilynn could get some lessons. You are amazing!

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. I know it's so hard to wait! Please know were thinking of you and praying for you. Thank you for all your prayers and your love and support!

Love You,
JoLynn