Monday, March 24, 2014

Has It Been Three Years Already?

It's hard to believe three years has passed since my last colonoscopy procedure but it has. The last one was in March 2011.  

I received a letter from my Gastroenterologist today asking me to contact his office to schedule my colonoscopy. 

I don't know why but I thought I wasn't supposed to have another one for five years. Guess I was wrong!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sewing for Summer

The first thing I made with my new sewing machine was a summer top and shorts for Dixie.  Same pattern I used a few years ago for her sister (Butterick 3832 in sizes 4-8).  I also have an almost identical pattern McCalls 9369 in sizes 7-10.  Jass told me she wants me to make this for her, too.

I bought the fabric probably a year ago.  It's a pink cotton ice cream sundae fabric which I thought would be cute for a dress for one of the girls.  Her mom asked for some shorts and tops.  This was the first one.  I plan to make more over the next couple of weeks.

This photo turned out more purplish looking than pink.  No photo of the shorts.  I ended up putting elastic in the legs so they wouldn't be too loose or ride up on her.




When I was at Walmart last week I picked up an It's So Easy It's Simplicity pattern A1533 in sizes 3-8.  Super cute!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sewing and Embroidery

I ordered a Brother SE400 computerized sewing machine last night.  It's also an embroidery machine.  I first saw it online through Jo-Ann's website listed at $499 and then came across it at Amazon's website for $299 plus FREE SHIPPING!  Here's the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Brother-SE400-Combination-Computerized-Embroidery/dp/B003AVMZA4

It's been seven years since I bought my last sewing machine.  We had been at Jo-Ann's looking at their sewing machines and I balked at the prices back then.  We decided to look at the machines at Sears.  I ended up buying a Kenmore.  It sews well and there's nothing wrong with it but I've always wanted to have a machine which did embroidery.  The Kenmore does basic embroidery stitches but nothing like the Brother will do!  I'm so excited that I'm getting a new machine and that I saved so much money!  I'm praying I can easily adjust to the new machine!

Update on March 20, 2014:  I received my new machine yesterday and also a disk with embroidery designs I had purchased off eBay.  Hoping to have time to work with them tomorrow!