Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just Playing With My New Toy Today

Sampler Turns into Clutch Purse

This morning  I rushed around like crazy to get some household chores done so that I could sit down and play with my new toy!

Yesterday my husband bought me a new sewing machine. I have been doing a lot of looking myself, but not a whole lot of buying. I am always afraid of buying the wrong thing! So he came with me and we did some comparison shopping and we decided to purchase this Singer One Plus!

I took it out of the box yesterday and read the manual and watched the DVD that came with it. So today I was anxious to see if I could thread it (cuz we all know how unhelpful some manuals are) as the illustrations require super duper magnifying glasses to see all the tiny details.

I did make one tiny threading error but fixed it right away and decided to find some scrap fabric to try some basic stitches.

I only tried 4 or 5. There are over 200! Can't wait to try the rest! This machine also monograms so my youngest daughter has already requested monogrammed throw pillows for her bed!

I sewed some batting in between two layers of  scrap fabric and started experimenting and was thinking how neat it looked and my sampler sort of turned into a clutch purse all by itself!

Since it did not start out to be a purse I had to come up with a way to close it, so I chose "the wrap the tie around the button" way. (like you might see on a manilla office envelope) It actually turned out kind of cute and it totally matches a scarf that I have! Love it when that happens!

I love my new sewing machine, it purrs like a kitten and is much quieter than my other sewing machines. I will have some adjusting to do as I have been sewing on my other machine for years and can thread it with my eyes closed. This machine requires me to have both eyes open! In time, though, I am sure I will conquer it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! My husband is marching in 2 parades this weekend (as a Revolutionary War Reenactor) and tonight we are meeting some friends out of town for dinner. Looking forward to that!

My husband and our youngest daughter as Revolutionary War Reenactors.

My husband (far left) and my daughter (center) I have always loved this photo!

I am ever mindful and thankful to those who sacrificed their lives for this great nation and continue to pray for those still in harms way. God Bless America!

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  1. gongratulations for your " new toy"!!!
    En joy!!!!

  2. Thanks so much for following my blog,dear Linda!I'm honored!
    Wish you all the best!

  3. Thank you for stopping by too. I will be back to check out your blog soon! :)

  4. Hi Linda, so sorry you missed the mug exchange but I'm sure that Stephanie will have more in the future. I love the handbag you made with your new toy!! Wow how cool your husband and daughter look all dressed up for the holiday. Have a nice day tomorrow and for the week.

  5. Hi Julie, thanks! I will be sure to join in the next one, I really had fun with it. the photo is a few years old. My daughter is now in college! But I love the photo! Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. Think it is supposed to be hot!