My attempt to live a balanced life including creativity, whole foods, nature, and the mind/body/spirit connection.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Meet My Machine
I thought I'd join in with the Meet My Machine bloggy link up.
Please tell us about your current machine - make, model, etc. (and if there's any story behind you obtaining it, etc.)
What's your favorite machine accessory/doo-dad?
Does your machine have a name? What is it? Have you tatted your machine up with fancy stickers, decals, etc? let's see 'um!
My first sewing machine was a White that I bought from JoAnn's Fabric. It was a really basic machine and I did really basic projects with it. I stupidly gave it to my sister (who subsequently got rid of it) after I had bought a new machine and thought that I would never use it again.
I own 4 machines. I have my great grandmother's machine that, I guess used to be a treadle machine (have never sewn with it), but was made into an electric machine, I have my grandmother's White Serger, I have a Babylock Ellageo (that I bought after my grandmother died and she left me some money), and I recently bought a Babylock Sofia2 to use as a travel machine since my Ellageo was too heavy.
I love the different things that I can do with my machine. I love that I can use basic stitches and also do some embroidering. I love how portable my sofia2 is as well as how good of a machine it is. I love my Ellageo, but with a 5 year old and 2 four year olds, I need to be able to have a sewing machine that can be portable.
I love that I don't need to have a foot peddle to sew with my Babylock machines. I also love that it has a cutter as well as self threading ability.
For now, I have everything that I could want in my machine. I'm not sure that there are any features, other than more stitch options (and that is really just to play).
I would love a higher end Babylock quilting/embroidery machine. I have heard really good things about Janome Machines too so I would be really happy to try a high end Janome too.
I don't really have a sewing space right now. I have everything in my basement and I just make do with what I have right now. I really would love to get it a little more organized and have a space where I can go and get away and have a creative space.
Right now I am using plastic drawers for my yardage, a plastic bin for my fat quarters and a fabric bin that I just throw my scraps into. Nothing special, but it is somewhat organized (more organized that what it was). I can now go into a draw and know where to look for what. I still have more work to do, but I am really happy with where I came from.
I love anything sewing/craft related! I love my crafting and quilting magazines and books. I love youtube and crafting and sewing blogs!
I had a lot of fun writing about this. I love creating and sewing and I love sharing what I love. Amy