Thursday, August 30, 2012

just sew gifted...

The first Christmas that Robyn and I were married, his parents bought me a sewing machine, with the hopes that it would go to good use. I think they were thinking baby items since I was pregnant at the time, and baby items it was! For years I sewed bibs, bibs, and more bibs, selling them at open houses and markets. My name was Brown Bag Bibs and that's where the inspiration for the name of this blog came about. About 9 years ago or so, I began piecing table runners and other small quilts, either hand quilting them or tying them to finish. It was time consuming, but I loved every minute of it. A couple of years ago, I finally learned how to machine quilt and the rest really is history. That Kenmore from my in-laws was an amazing gift that changed the course of this stay-at-home mom's life. Literally. But for the past few months now, it's quilting ability has been slowing down while my desire to continue quilting has been speeding up. So I was very surprised early this summer when my mom came to me with the offer to buy me a new machine. Then I was even more surprised when my aunt and uncle from Wisconsin added to the budget. My search (in a very round about way) brought me to another Kenmore with similar traits to my old one.I'm thrilled with it and am now looking forward to sewing a little more history.

To my family who loves me... thank you SEW much for your generosity. I feel very gifted. And very blessed.
And now, if you need me, I'll be in my new sewing room with my new sewing machine. And I'll be very happy.

4 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on your new sewing machine! What a beauty... what a wonderful and generous gift!

Ain't family great?

Susannah said...

My first machine was a Kenmore. Matter of fact, it is still going stong. My daughter has it and loves it! I hope you have many wonderful hours sewing with it. It must look beautiful in your new sewing room!

Susan Being Snippy said...

You have a great family there -- years ago my mother asked me if I wanted her old sewing machine and when I said yes she said 'that'll be 50 bucks!" sucker me, paid it! And then promptly went about making drapes for her house, a throw quilt for her couch and numerous repairs... Why didn't I just go buy a new machine?

Pen Pen said...

How exciting!! My MIL gave me a Singer the first year we were married, too. I used that baby for 28 years and loved it. I didn't think I'd ever find one with the same 'quality'...LOL. Last year, we splurged on a $200 Brother from Walmart and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new modern machine. Can't wait to see what you whip up with that new machine!