Sunday, May 2, 2010

Guess what I got?

I have a very old and reliable as well as very expensive Singer sewing machine.  I love it and know its behaviour inside and out.  I have used it to sew on cards a few times but I must adjust the tension of both the bobbin and the needle in order to get clean stitching on paper which wouldn't be a problem if I never sewed on fabric.  I do sew on fabric so I had to readjust the tensions back and forth.  Not something that is hard, just a pain in the keester. 

So there I was at Joann's yesterday, May 1st, just browsing around.  Guess what was on sale.  Yep, a Singer.  Actually, a nice Singer.  A $169.99 Singer for $99.99.  Happy Mother's Day to Me....Happy Mother's Day tooooo Meeeee....

Strictly for paper? Am I spoiling myself?  You betcha!  I love it.  I bought 8 extra bobbins and matched several PTI colors in thread so I can have wound bobbins ready to go.  This puppy has a needle threader on it, too!  I am in crafting heaven....

And... here is what I created to see how the zig zag stitching worked:
Just look at this PERFECT ZigZag! Suhweet!
I like the card as well.  Yummy colors, fun die cuts and buttons.  Oh, and so simple and straight forward. No special techniques (well, there is stitching..) or anything overly fancy schmancy.  Just a cute card.  Hope you like it and yes, you can come over anytime to play on my machine.  I like to share the love...

17 comments:

Taheerah said...

Oooh Patty, that really is a perfect zig zag indeed!! I really need to get myself a Sew Mini and give it a go - at the moment I have a cheapo sewing machine cards and can only trust myself to do a crazy wavy line, lol! Love your cute card!

Kara said...

Pretty!! Lucky you, I love the look of stitching on cards! Great job!
Kara

resmith said...

Lucky you!!! Great zig zag sewing. Wonderful cards!

Melissa said...

So fun! Your card is lovely! I need to learn how to sew something other than paper, LOL!

Pat said...

Cute card. I love stitching on a card but am always too scared to try it. Yours is perfect!

Diane Jaquay said...

You GO girl!!! Love that you "treated" yourself to such a great gift, and love your BEAUTIFUL card!!

Dana said...

OK, you said yes so I'm coming over to play! *grin* What a great gift to yourself Patty. And you are right, your card is cute and fun and lovingly stitched!

mary ann said...

What a gorgeous card - and a great treat for Mother's Day!

Baseret said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!! I love your card!

Cathy Weber said...

What a good deal. Your stitching looks great. I love all the felt flowers on your card. Really nice.

Terri said...

I think it is great thing to spoil yourself. Looks like a nice machine. Cute card and your stitching looks great on it too!

Emm said...

Hooray for you! I like the stitching and the color combo you used.

Noora said...

Oh, what a baby!! now u have a sewing machine!!...great!! card is so beautiful..:)

Amy said...

Love the stitching......wish I could sew!!

Angy said...

so excited for you! This is awesome, I haven't been able to get the tension adjusted right so that I can do zigzag stitching on cardstock. Oh well, I will keep trying. Great fun & cheery card you created as well.

Barbara said...

Congrats on the new machine!!! Woohoo! You made an awesome card with it, too :)

Keva said...

Nice machine! I keep saying I am going to get a sewing machine to sew on my cards, but haven't yet..lol. The cards are beautiful and that zigzag IS perfect!