Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Birthday Booty...

My birthday was Christmas Eve and I got the Baby Lock Evolve Serger and the Baby Lock Embellisher. The sewing machine store made DH an offer he couldn’t refuse! Woohoo! I sort of suspected I was getting a serger when I "accidentally" discovered the big bag of Maxi-Lock thread. But the embellisher was a complete surprise. I wanted one – even casually mentioned it a few times but didn’t think he was paying attention. This was one of my best birthdays ever!

Here is my first attempt at playing around with the embellisher. I felted some fusible fibers, feathers and a couple little scraps of painted cheesecloth on to some painted lutradur. I tore that (by mistake) and felted the torn pieces onto a piece of Kunin felt. I never had so much fun not knowing what in the world I was doing! The photo doesn't show how sparkly it is.

5 comments:

ElizabethD said...

It looks beautiful -- your color sense always wins me over right away. i'm about to go look up "embellisher" and "lutrador," but there's no way to look up talent! Belated Happy Birthday to you.

kay susan said...

Wow! Are you lucky! Happy New Year!

Conni said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! What a nice thing to say! Trust me, it was more luck than management. And thanks for the belated birthday wishes...

Kay Susan, DH really outdid himself this year. Both machines are so cool! The serger practically threads itself! My old serger took forever to thread.
Happy New Year to you, too!

Frances said...

belated happy birthday and christmas Conni, I love all your embroidered sample postcards and the embellished sample, I still haven't finished my sample quilt but it has grown, I must get some pictures and post them, have a great new year and all best thoughts for 2007, Frances in Scotland,

Conni said...

Thanks, Frances! Hope your holidays were great - have a wonderfully blessed and creative New Year!