***There is a linky party over at Staceys Blog, The Tilted Quilt- write about your machine so we can hear all about it!***
Did you see what I did there, incorporated the Blog Hop, My Birthday celebration (today), and the fact that there is a little giveaway happening here to help share the celebration. Before I get any questions on whether it's a big one (the birthday), I can confirm it most definitely is not, I am celebrating my 21st and my 16th all at the same time, so yes, for those of you that can count, that means I'm a
Onto the Meet My Machine Blog Hoppers stuff, so here it is- don't forget to read all the way through to the end, there's a double giveaway, and links to some other fabulous blogs! :o)
I have 2 machines, my day to day one is a Pfaff 1548, I picked it up about 18 months ago when I wanted to try FMQ and Freehand Embroidery on my machine, and my classic machine wasn't set up for it. It's a fab little machine with fancy stitches, the ability to drop feed dogs etc for the FMQ, and a good array of feet included. It has 7 inches of throat space, which is ok for quilting, but maybe at some point i might want to upgrade to a bigger machine (if the budget ever allows), which might help me get over my general dislike of the actual process of quilting, but probably not! I haven't got a name for her, which is strange for me as I've named cars in the past, but I love her all the same!
|Very professional masking tape seam width indicator!|
And I have another machine on her way to live with me. When my grandmother passed away about 20 years ago I didn't think to ask for her machine, and my brother ended up with it, where it has sat in his house ever since, unused. I have no idea what brand it is, or anything else about it, but i'll be picking it up in a couple of weeks (after we move), and hopefully getting it operational. There's something that feels right about using it and maybe teaching my daughter to sew on it, I can't quite put my finger on why, but it feels like the right thing to do.
I think it's probably best if I don't show you my sewing space right now, the shame would be too much to bear- it hasn't be tidied for about 3 weeks and looks like I've been burgled!
*****GIVEAWAY*****There are 2 prizes:
1. Your choice of ONE of the following 3 books.
and a second person will win:
2. A Triple Zippy Bag (yeah i know it's a pouch, i just don't like that word) stuffed with scraps. I am half way through making it, oops- i'll add a picture once it's done!
You have two chances to win, for the first chance, tell me the machine you sew on, and your favourite feature, and for a second chance, be a follower, and tell me you are. Competition closes on the 24th of March, at about 9am UK time.
And if you're not competitioned out yet, check out my Monthly Book Challenge- another chance to win a copy of Stitch Savvy.
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