Hey everyone! These past couple of weeks have been super busy for me. I am working hard trying to get some stock built up for the grand opening of our Etsy Shop. In addition to that we're hosting a give-away on our Facebook page The Scissor Sisters. All you have to do to enter is head over there and become a fan. If we can reach 80 fans by 1/1/13 we'll be giving away one prize. If we can reach 100 fans by 1/1/13 then we'll be giving away 3 prizes. Here is a picture of the prizes being given away.
Hope you guys like what you see and head over to sign up! We sure love give-aways, don't you??
Well it's FINALLY here. My Husqvarna Viking Tribute 140C. Isn't she a beauty!?!
I have wanted a new machine for years, and found a screaming deal on this one, so I went for it. So far I am more than satisfied! She drives so smoothly, like a Lincoln Town Car as my mom would say. So I put her to work right away and made up some rice pack shells. What do you think??
Can't wait to hop back on tonight. Feels good to look forward to creating!
My cousin asked me what I was going to name her. After I pondered for a bit I decided to name her Astrid which is of Scandinavian origin meaning divine strength, beautiful goddess, and/or fair.
On and off for quite a few months, maybe even a year, now I have been thinking about starting up my own Etsy shop. I just wasn't sure I would be able to keep enough items in stock to be able to justify having my own shop. I was talking to my cousin the other day and she said, well just start making stuff and when you get a stock pile then think about it again. Minutes after that conversation took place I logged onto my facebook and was delighted to see I had a message from a friend of mine. She was asking if I had ever thought about starting my own Esty shop. Whoaaaaa! I responded and told her I had but was worried about keeping the shelves stocked and then I, somewhat jokingly, said maybe we could open one together?? She came back with, well that's kind of where I was going with that question.... Here we are a few weeks later and we're creating goodies for our grand opening, which at this point is set for the first of 2013! We've decided on a name, which will be disclosed at a later date, so make sure to stay tuned!
I spent a good portion of today sewing. It was wonderful! I haven't been able to do that for a really long time. The best thing about sewing today was that I got many items completed! Ahhh what a good feeling. Here are some pictures of the items I created...
Horses?? No way, not me! Sewing of course! Yesterday I was in the middle of a project - Sewing, ironing, sewing, ironing and so on - when the inexplicable happened. I went to sew a strip of fabric and the darn thing was going in reverse. I thought I was crazy at first, so I tried again, and then again, but it was still sewing in reverse (whew, not crazy!). So I held down the reverse lever to see if it had mysteriously switched placed with forward, still sewed in reverse!?! After many Google searches and a tear down, E. and I were staring, yes blankly, at the guts of my machine. We fiddled and poked for awhile, okay I was the one fiddling and poking, he was analyzing and inspecting. After a couple hours I was chomping at the bit to buy a new machine and it was late so we threw in the towel for the night. Zzzzzzzz The next morning I reassembled the machine, mostly so I could get the mess out of my kitchen. Then E. came over pushed a button or a lever or whatever miracle was performed, and poof the feed dogs were moving in the right direction. There was a small celebration which included jumping up and down excitedly, and then back to work. But before I put my project in the machine I thought I should experiment with a test piece, and boy am I glad I did! The stitches seemed to have a mind of their own. The regular old stitch was sewing a stretch stitch. Strange you say? Not really, remember I said I was the one that reassembled it?? I installed the stitch selector knob upside down! Ohh well for now, it's back up and running! Thank you dear Hub-E.!! So, here is what I was able to finish:
This apron is for my niece, she turns eight today! Happy Birthday Megan!!