Yep, I bought myself a sewing machine. I actually got a machine and lots of thread/supplies from my Aunt awhile back, but the machine was quite old and did not work. Rather than putting the $$$ into fixing it, I decided that for the same $$$ I could buy a new one. Purchased this one at Wally World for around $80. Actually, earlier this week I went and bought one that was on sale at Tar-Jay (don't you love my names for these stores??!!) for $69, but after getting it home I started reading the reviews on it and they were terrible! So I took it back and got this one instead (note to self: read reviews FIRST next time ... duh!)
This one comes with an instructional DVD, so I am going to start there. I have not sewn since home economics class waaaaaaay back when, so I am thinking I might take a class or two at Jo-Anns to refresh my memory. If any of you can direct me to some good beginner sewing sites/patterns/blogs it would be much appreciated.
On the crochet front, here is the lapghan I started making for my Dad:
My Mom picked out the yarn to match the colors in her house, it is Paton's Decor and is called Sand and Sea. Very pretty and very soft. I am using this pattern for this one; it is very similar to the big granny square pattern I usually use.
Okay, what is up with adding photos with Blogger? Yesterday it was a whole different way, and now today it is back to the old way.... hmmmmm. Strange.
Hope you have a great Thursday!