Thursday, April 29, 2010

My New Toy

I finally purchased something I have been wanting for awhile, and here it is:

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!


  1. OOh this new blanket is great. I love the colours. Just beautiful and you've treated yourself! Why not!
    I do hope I can get this through today!
    Firewall or something keeps stoppin me!
    Hope you are okay,
    Love Suex

  2. Congrats on the new sewing machine. I bought one last summer from Craig's List and have not touched it, so I'm selling it this weekend in our garage sale. I don't know what I was thinking. I hate sewing! Good luck to you on your sewing adventure.

    I absolutely love that yarn you are using to make your dad's blanket!

  3. Hey I love sewing and would be more than willing to help out in any way I can, just give me a yell. On to the photos????? I thought I was going crazy (short trip) so I'm glad to hear it wasn't just me. I'm glad they are back correctly today, I hope it stays that way. Your afghan is going to look so nice in that color, it already looks snuggle. He is going to love it. Is it a surprise?

    Keep stitching

  4. Okay, here's a link to start you off. There are some pretty neat things here. Enjoy.

  5. Oh my gosh!!! A new sewing machine?!! This is GREAT! Good for you!.. And boy, do I love instructional DVDs! That's how I'm learning to play guitar!! ha! ha! (funny, but true!).. Love the colors for your Dad's lapghan! ~tina


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