Monday, December 29, 2008

New Things Quilty

I told Santa I only wanted one thing for Christmas this year...but it is a very nice thing! This is a Babylock 12-needle embellishing machine. I have not had a chance to play with it yet...

but now I have these...
which came from JoAnn's and from Mary Jo's. Lots of lovely soft wool roving to play with.

And for months I have been saving a bag of these at each of my sewing areas They are bits of thread, Angelina, yarn, and other various fibers. I have lots of these ready to be part of some future project.

The nice folks at Carolina Sew-and-Vac gave Santa a bag of this gorgeous rayon thread when he picked up the embellishing machine. I found it in my stocking on Christmas morning.



And here is a great gift for the machine stitcher...the little bendable sewing light. It attaches to the sewing machine. This was on my wish list at Quilts Like Crazy in Wake Forest and was a very appreciated gift from Dave and Emily. When the CyberBee met a couple weeks ago, I saw many of these being used by the girls who participated in the sew-in.
When I go to Mary Jo's Cloth Store, one of the first places I check is the Fat Quarter table. They had a great variety this time. Most of the FQ' s there are only $1.25, but not the batiks.

My niece Melinda sent me a link to the baby nursery bedding that she likes. So I looked for some fabrics that might work for a home-made version. She would prefer to have more lavender than pink.Anyway, I am ready to play! My alma mater (North Carolina State) has a bowl game this afternoon, so I will probably be watching football on the tube instead of sewing. But do you think I will need to start a new blog...All Things Felty?

6 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

I recognize that green "starburst" fabric in the stack--used it here: http://scrapsbystephanie.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html

NICE Christmas! You must have been a VERY good girl!

Vicki W said...

Cool new toy1 I can't wait to see all the great things you make with it.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oooooh Jeanne - TWELVE NEEDLES!!! Awesome! Mine only has 5. Remember, Quilts Like Crazy sells gorgeous roving by the ounce and they have about 20 colors. I always buy roving when I go in there!! So happy for you. Enjoy!

TattingChic said...

Congrats on your prezzy! What a fabulous new toy to play with! I look forward to seeing what you create with it!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

OOOH lucky you!

Your next obsession is mine as well, I've got a hand held felter, but, maybe next year, a machine, cause you know we want things done in our life times...smile

Michelle said...

Oh you lucky duck! You will have to give me the lo-down after you've had some time to play. I didn't know they sold roving at JoAnns...I think they will be seeing more of me now! Happy New Year.