To "E" or not to "E" ...

So ... I am a very lucky girl. I am the proud owner of the sewing machine pictured above, which, as you can clearly see, is currently being used as an embroidery machine. However, I didn't buy that machine (Bernina ... Artista 200) to embroider, I bought it because of the fabulous way that it sews. The embroidery portion was just an added perk, and I truly have not made good use of it. There are people that I know who want to flog me for that ... perhaps even something more ... but the truth of the matter is that I use it just a few times a year.

Yesterday was one of those times.

I am on a mission to make ornaments ... lots and lots of ornaments. I am making some as part of Grandma's R Us Club in December at this store, others for gifts and others to hang on my own tree. I am making several different varieties that look like some I made exactly 25 years ago (while severely pregnant with Sonny Boy and I tell you, they nearly did me in.) Since some of those had hand embroidery them, I decided to bring them into the digital age. (I actually plan to hand embroider more also.)

Let's face it ... I love words. Those above will go on some of the ornaments ...

These blue ones I am calling my Arizona Ornaments ... the only way to a white Christmas.

These ones include one for the GrandDog. Stay tuned to see the finished product.

The moral of the story is of course that I had such a delightful time, I wondered why I didn't do it more often. Isn't that the story of life?

At least I am able to recognize how lucky I am.

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steph said...

i say, "to e." it looks cool. go you!

P Daddy said...

Either way, you're such a stitch.

Angy said...

i'm with steph... definitely "to e"! i can't wait to see the final product!!

pam said...

I too got my "e" module as a bonus to a great machine. I recently started a Christmas quilt composed entirely of embroidered appliques - 132 of them! I have completed all of them and now have started making 3 wall hangings for my daughters! HELP!! I have entered the "e" zone and I can't get out!