Pay It Forward – note at end!

It has been a roller coaster few weeks, I blinked and March was gone. I had a job offer last week in February and started right away.Spent the first week out at Head office in Minneapolis, week three included a trip to Florida and last week I was back in Minneapolis again.

I treated myself to a new sewing machine to celebrate the job, I bought the Pfaff Creative Sensation and I am very happy with it. One of the first things I did was create a stitch index (I got the idea from a class) It took a long time given how many stitches there are on the Sensation but was well worth the effort. I would never have guessed how some of them would have stitched out from the image on the screen. I strongly recommend that you do this. stitchbook The way that I did it was to line the fabric with iron on interfacing then run through the stitches. I then took 2 sheets put them back to back and used my serger around the edges. I wrote the stitch number against each one with a sharpie.

DSC01729 Other than that I have not had a lot of time to sew on my machine. I did try out the embroidery attachment and made a nice block to put in the center of my wall hanging.

DSC01726 with all my travel I have been trying to focus on projects that I can carry with me. To that end I tried some hand quilting on my 12 days of Christmas small quilt.First time I worked with wool batting as well. I quite like the puffy feel that it gives.

DSC01733 I have also been knitting a lot I have knitted this shawlshawl and I am on my fourth pair of socksDSC01730

Now to the leader of this post – PAY IT FORWARD – today in the mail I received a parcel from Joan at Last year I had signed up to be a part of this and then I forgot all about it. I was so thrilled when I saw what was inside. it was this great tile trivet with the cute pizza cover and a great towel with the embroidery and last but by no means list the fixings to make a pizza Smile

DSC01731 DSC01732 I would like to keep this going so all you “crafty” people out there. Please leave me a comment if you want to do this and I will randomly select a name. All I ask is that you also do the same and pay it forward.

5 thoughts on “Pay It Forward – note at end!

  1. MooseStash Quilting

    Who hoo! New job – new machine, life can’t get much better than that. So glad you had fun with the PIF and are going to keep it going! I have an Ellisimo machine with about a million built in stitches that I have never played with. I am taking a page out of your book and starting my own little stitch book! Great idea!!

  2. lynneUSA

    Love the Ellisimo and you would be amazed how different the stitches are when you stitch them out — it is time consuming but well worth the effort

  3. Paul


    I got a new machine last fall and I decided to do something similar. I am making a machine cover for my new Singer Quantum L-500, and decorating it all around with the various stitches the machine can do. This way I will always have the stitch examples with the machine.

    Take Care,

  4. Lizzie P

    The Pfaff stitch guide is a great idea – such a time saver! easy to think you’ll remember what you’ve done, but time passes and we forget. Good to have these visual records!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog – hope you get chance to overindulge in yorkshire pud and mushy peas when you’re over here next time!

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