Hi, friend-os! Remember how I told you I had something to show you? Did you die of impatience? Well, here it is, my birthday present from Man Friend:
A new sewing machine! I can finally return the machine I’ve been borrowing from my sister since, oh, March or so (it was a Brother XL2600i), and maybe she’ll be inspired to do some sewing! I can’t wait to start my first project on her! It’s a mechanical model, which I love, as the idea of computerized sewing machines scares me for some reason. You can lower the feed dogs, which I hear is a nice perk. The only thing that worries me is that it’s a 4-step buttonhole– I STILL haven’t attempted a buttonhole and a 4-step process sounds mucho scary. Eek!
Do you like her “magnolia” design? I love that it in no way resembles actual magnolias… more like daisies? Or asters?
Now I just need to figure out what to name her! I’m thinking that she’s a Southern belle and, as such, needs a nice proper name. Gotta think on it a spell, I suppose.
Here’s a little sneak peek for you of my Peony dress– it’s a terrible cell phone picture, but it gives you an idea of what the finished project looks like:
Please pardon my dishevelled appearance– this was taken towards the end of the reception when bad things had happened to my hair. And Man Friend thinks his weird pose makes him look fat (he’s actually skinny! It’s a weird angle). Don’t tell him I posted this! It’s our little secret. Also, the lady behind me in aqua is my mom, so you can get a glimpse of the back of her dress. I like this photo because my baby brother kept running behind us, trying to ruin it. It’s kind of funny to have a blurry version of him hanging out in the background.