I’m turning 30 in February! We’re going away for our 30th birthdays to Savannah (Bob turned 30 in December). I can’t wait. We also wanted to do a more memorable gift this year marking 30. So I got Bob a mandolin (much to his surprise) and he wanted to get me a sewing machine. At first I wasn’t sure I needed one. But there have been many times I’ve been frustrated with my machine and its age. So I went shopping with the kids a week or so ago and decided on this one.
I was going to settle for a cheaper and less fancy one (the DC 3050 by Janome). But I talked with a friend of mine who is an avid sewer and she talked about buying a really good one 15-20 years ago and how much she still loves it. (by the way, that cheaper one is still a really nice machine!) It made me realize that this is a good investment. I’ll never buy another machine, so getting the one I really like is a good idea. So using money we inherited from my Nana’s passing we bought it this past friday. (Nana was very crafty and sewed a lot herself, so its a great way to remember her!) I’m so pumped about it. I took sewing classes all four years of highschool and learned a lot. I really enjoy sewing and have missed doing it the last several years. The only recent thing I’ve sewn is curtains (for the most part) and curtains get OLD. They aren’t all that fun to do.
This machine has a bunch of fancy stitches on it. I took time this weekend to sew a sample of each one of them so I can see what each one looks like. I’m going to find some frames for them and hang them on the wall in my sewing room. I also got two patterns and some fabric to make a little summer outfit and dress for Alice. I can’t wait to make her something. I’ll have to post more pictures of the samples when I find frames and hang them up.