Monday, February 1, 2010

New Sewing Machine and a little space ...

This is my new sewing machine! a Janome 6600 professional ... sews like a dream and has a bunch of options on it, really fancy! My son, William and D-I-L, Brandie like to sew, so they will be using it too!

Using the space that I thought was just going to be a place to read for my sewing room ... 54x45 (inches), pretty small but big enough to sew. Have a card table that belonged to my Grandma, it's really a cool one ... wood top with an insert for a sewing machine ... that I'll use when I have something that needs extra space that the sewing table can't handle. My new home is a lot smaller than the old one and just don't have any other places to set up ... but love it (my home and the space!).

Craft books ... picture didn't come out very well. Have a few more up in the attic that I have to go through, but really, these are enough to keep me busy for a long time!

This is the space! Small, huh?!? but nice, cozy and straightened up (at least for now, don't have any projects going on at the moment ... that's a little window at the top of the photo and a tree out of it ... not a picture! I can see trees out of every window of my home ... sort of like living in a treehouse!

This is a piece I did quite a few years ago ... it's stained glass grouted instead of soldered. Love this piece ... did it for my Dad (though he did call them weeds) ... he was a Kansan and the sunflowers are the Kansas state flower (they grow everywhere). It's the first time I've ever hung it. It looks pretty nice on the wall. Think of my Dad every time I look at it!

Still have some straightening up to do, but it's coming together and happy about it!

Have a great day on this the first day of February!


  1. I see that we have the same new machine! Have you tried the decorative stitches or lettering? Are you having trouble with the tension when you do so?

  2. wow, nice sewing machine! I was thinking of maybe getting a new one, but I don't want to make my current machine feel bad! hahaha

  3. I have been scanning your blog as I linked here from "I have to say" where you won a contest! Congrats! I am enjoying your blog a lot and I see that we must frequent similar blogs for ideas because we have made some of the same things. I also enjoyed looking through your house post and saw some similarities there also. I live in Northern Calif. near Mt. Shasta, I have a brother in Portland. Great to make new friends with things in common through the makes the world seem a bit smaller don't you think?

  4. Oh, and we have the same sewing machine! Love it!!!