A couple of weeks ago I made the trek to Greensboro to McKinney Sew & Vac to look at embroidery machines. I’ve been saving my pennies for a long time as I planned to get a six needle machine. I looked at all the machines and decided on a beautiful single needle machine, the Pfaff Creative Sensation. It was love at first sight and after two weeks of stitching with it, I believe it will be a long-term romance. This photo is a bit dark, but you get the idea. Notice my calendar in the background is still on March 🙂
Here are some blocks that I have been stitching with it. I have always wanted to make an alphabet quilt, so this is one that is on it’s way. The embroidery is a set from Designs by JuJu. I love her work.
In the meantime, I’ve been digitizing a set of monsters, something I’ve always wanted to do. These aren’t fancy, but they’re fun–especially with bright fabrics. It seems it takes me at least three days and sometimes more to get a single monster the way I want it. But these are definitely coming along.
My Mom is still here, and I am trying to take one day a week to go somewhere with her. Last week we went to a Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh. I had soooo much fun looking at all the wonderful machines and patterns–and I think she did too.