Today I have something very exciting to share with you…
… I was gifted an early wedding present from my future mother and father in law (aka Mum and Dad!)…
… and I was speechless!
Please let me introduce you to my new Brother Innovis 600.
She is an absolute dream! Speed control… knee lift… needle up/down position… automatic threading and cutting… top bobbin loader… 294 stitches including three alphabets and the facility to save your own stitches. It has an over-locking foot with cutter, and comes complete with an extra wide table, quilting foot; walking foot… and lots of other feet that I have yet no idea what to do with!
I have read the manual from top to tail and can not wait to get to grips with this little baby! My local sewing centre offers unlimited lessons so I am confident I will get to grips with everything. I am really looking forward to perfecting my FMQ and the knee lift and needle down position are ideal friends to have! But my first job is to take up the hems on my son’s new school pants (trousers)!
I’d love to know what sewing machine you have and what its most useful features are?!
On the sewing front, I can now show you the bag I made for the lovely Mai. :-)
I made it from The Fat Quarters Bag pattern by Melly & me.
I love to embellish big flowery-printed fabric at the moment. I embroidered one row of chain stitch around a few of the flower centres, just to add a bit of texture and interest.
I made a bag base using leftover fabrics, there wasn’t one in the pattern but I thought it would add a nice touch.
Have you seen the magnificent bag that Mai made for me? Just pop on over here and feast your eyes!
Now on to the wedding plans! They are going really, really well! Mr SUDs and my young DS Aaron SUDs were rolling their eyes yesterday as I took them (or should I say “dragged them”?!) shopping for smart pants (trousers), shirts and shoes… but they were really happy when I announced that if we got it all done it would be their one and only shopping trip! :-)
Here is a little glimpse of my DDs’, Rosie’s, dress…
As my friends will know… green and pink is my favourite colour combo!
Until next time – I hope all is well in your world x
Hugs! Vikki x