I got this little baby in the mail today, a new Brother sewing machine 🙂 Actually, the UPS man dropped it off while I was eating dinner. It’s so exciting! I’ve wanted my own sewing machine for a long, long time and thanks to K I now have one. He’s such a sweetheart.
It’s a simple machine and I could have gotten one that was a little more complex, but I didn’t want that. In case it were to break, I wanted to not have a computer to worry about and I wanted to be able to work on it myself, which is not all that difficult when you have the operation manual and Youtube.
Here’s a picture of it a little closer up:
This has since become my little sewing corner 🙂 My old desk turned sewing table is perfect for the job. I put our little floor lamp from Ikea next to it because you need a lot of light to sew. The chair is one that I refinished last year. It was ugly and I made it, in my opinion, pretty cute 🙂
I first learned to sew when I was in high school and my grandmother taught me on her old Singer. It was a solid machine and if I could have one I would. She bought me a machine to practice on. It was also a singer and it was heavy and green and really a good machine. I loved those days, sewing in her little sewing room, me on the sewing machine, her hard at work at the quilt frame, and the sound of soap operas in the background on that small TV in the corner. I miss those days.
I have actually been thinking about it all day. I knew that it would be in the mail when got home or shortly thereafter. It will be a good way to keep my mind focused on something positive and hopefully I can make something useful.
I will start on a circle skirt tomorrow! I’m excited to get ready and use my new machine. I will post a tutorial of how to make the skirt, if it turns out ok 😉 I’d hate to post a piece of crap 🙂
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