a little shopping never hurt anyone

Friday, February 25, 2005

Look what came in the post yesterday! When I bid for this on Ebay I really didn’t expect to win it so I was very pleasantly surprised when I did. It’s in immaculate condition (did the original owner even read it I wonder?) and it was well less than half price. I did some other shopping yesterday too, I went and bought a walking foot, and while I was there accidentally bought an overlocker, a singer, complete with all the extra feet and also less than half price. I seem to be developing a craft problem….

Back to the walking foot, I also bought some new needles and machine oil for my little sewing machine. Came home, got sewing and WOW, what a difference, I can honestly say I had no idea how much easier it would be. I expect I will finish the stitch in the ditch quilting tonight and maybe even start preparing the binding. I am starting to believe it will be give-able (if not exactly finished) by next weekend.


Comment by Jan on 26/2/2005 @ 12:18 am

Wow!! Sounds like a red letter day! I’m so glad you were able to find a walking foot for your machine. Working on a project is so much more enjoyable when you have the right tools.

I bought that Rowan book about a year ago because it has such great sweater patterns…..for me! I’m a bit on the small side and so many women’s sweater patterns are sized too large. With these patterns going up *almost* to my size, I thought perhaps it would be easy to bump them up a little bigger. Haven’t tried one yet, though.

Back to the sewing machine!!

Comment by Susie on 27/2/2005 @ 9:39 pm

I love that book. I’m making Luka right now for a friend of mine who is expecting a baby boy in June. I like how most of the pattern go from newborn to age 12.

That walking foot is going to make your life so much easier.

Comment by alison on 1/3/2005 @ 12:33 pm

That’s an awesome book! I’m hoping to make the denim jacket for the boys this spring. Check it out. Don’t you wish you had a boy now.? ;0)

Comment by Sally on 2/3/2005 @ 7:16 pm

Ya ha! Been there. Went to Harvey Norman’s for a cable and came home with an Apple iMac G5. I’ve made Freddie from Rowan Junior (changed the star though - to a car logo), really pleased with it.

Comment by Cara on 3/3/2005 @ 12:42 pm

Just bought that book today - at Alison’s suggestion, actually. I think I might make the Denim jacket for my nephew.

Looks like there’s great stuff in there - good luck with all your other purchases too!

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