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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Sewing Machine Is Finally Fixed!!!

A long long time ago, my husband gifted me with a sewing machine. It was so long ago that I don't remember if it was for Christmas, my birthday or just because! And it feels like it's been broken forever. I was quite stunned at how expensive it is to repair a sewing machine. How expensive? Let's just say that I could have had the oil changed in both of our cars for the same price!
So I was finally able to make this valentine bunting.

You would probably think that sewing hearts is easy. Well, you would be very WRONG! In my excitement at having a working machine again, I accidentally sewed a couple of the hearts shut, so I couldn't turn them right sides out.
And they're like snowflakes......
No two are alike! But that's OK. It still turned out cute, and no one will know except for those of you that are reading this right now!
I even whipped up a little cupcake blankie for Cupcake!
I think she likes it. Nighty night, Cuppy!
Yes, I'm quite thrilled to have my sewing machine working again. Why, the possibilities are endless! Even though I made myself give up quilting because I was horrendous at it, I just might take it up again. Maybe it wasn't ME that was so bad at it, maybe it was THE MACHINE! More projects to come.......

23 comments:

Pam said...

Yay to having your machine back!! I love your bunting. I better not shows this to my kitty cats, or they will be demanding blankets!

My Vintage Mending said...

There in lies the problem...once it is fixed it still has manual error. I struggle with this every day. If only it would just sew on its own. Smiles....Renee

Margaret said...

SO happy for you! Do your magic!

Kim K. said...

Beautiful bunting. Your cupcake kitten is just too sweet. As I was heading out the door, our Luna kitten was busy stealing dollhouse accessories from Josie's dollhouse. Naughty kitten.

Hugs!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How fun!! I'm so happy for you. Nothing like a good running sewing machine to get the creative juices going.

Jocelyn @
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AND
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Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Awww, Cupcake loves her blankie! I've been meaning to make some doggie beds...Anyway, I am so glad your sewing machine is fixed!! Your hearts are really cute!

Shirley Hatfield said...

It's funny how someone else's good news can make your day...but I am so happy for you! Isn't life a funny thing...our small happinesses can be shared with smiles all around. =D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you have your machine back and I think your hearts are adorable. Love the cupcake blankie...go and sew my friend! hugs, Linda

Into Vintage said...

Hooray!! ...and yes, it's *always* the machine's fault when something is poorly sewn... ;-)

Andy's Attic said...

Cupcake's little blanket is so sweet and your bunting is adorable. Glad you have the machine back!
Annette

delia hornbook said...

oohhh first i have to comment on the pink vintage radio its gorgeous and so are all your art deco vases on your sideboard. Loving your hearts its really sweet who cares if there all different thats part of the fun for sewing to me everything you make is unique and you feel such a sense of achievement. Enjoy your machine and i look forward to seeing your future projects ;-) dee x

Maureen said...

Hurray for you! I pulled my sewing machine out last year after a few years in storage and I am loving it.

Ohhh..and that kitty is soooo cute!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love your vintage graphics, carol!

Your garland is just adorable! I have a hard time sewing a cloth napkin so no way would I think a heart would be easy!

I hope Cupcake took a good long nap with her new blankie. Our kitten is much more well behaved since we adopted my grand puppy and they have each other to wrestle with. I think you need a puppy, too. Okay? :)

PS check your yahoo- I sent you an e mail.

Mom Walds Place said...

You Go Sew Girl! Your bunting is delish.

Mecky said...

WooHoo! I am glad that your sewing machine is fixed.

Your blankie and kitty are pretty cute!

Betsy said...

That's it--it has to be the machine, right? I'm glad you have yours back. I know what you mean about the cost of repairing one. I had to do that about a year ago. I guess it's better than having to buy a new one!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Glad that you have your sewing machine back!! Love your heart bunting! Totally cute!!

Hugs,
Debbie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hooray for the fixed sewing machine! Sweet heart banner! Just think of all the FUN you are going to have! LOL!!! Happy Sewing!
Warmly,
deb

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

First time here. But I should return. Perhaps you could inspire me to get back to (simple) sewing!!! Wouldn't that be wonderful?!? :-)

And... I see that we both love RED.

Gentle hugs,
"Auntie"

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books...........It’s a rewarding world, but my second one is by far superior. My second one is populated with characters slightly less eccentric but supremely real, made of flesh and bone, full of love, who are my ultimate inspiration for everything.”
~ Gilmore Girls

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have been wanting to sew, i better dig it out of the basement and see if it works. Cute banner, but I was checking out the McCoy vases!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh Carol, Cupcake is one spoiled kitty. The only way she could be any more spoiled is if she had a cupcake to nibble on. Love the garland. Yes, if sewing doesn't work out ALWAYS blame it on the machine.
Hugs,
Jann

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Thank you so much, for coming over and saying "Hi" in my blog, after I popped in here.

I see we really resonate with the color Red! :-)

And love the all-over-look of your blog. Part of my fun of blogging, is noticing all the unique ways, bloggers fix their own blog look. And also, noticing when they change their blog looks.

I suppose I do this, because I often get the urge to change mine. Fun!!!

And I also love the name of your blog. Any name with "Cottage" in it, grabs my attention. Love cottages. Wish we lived in one. Never will, for unique reasons. But can enjoy others tales of living in their cottages! :-)

"Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do.
Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page."
- Cornelia Funke (Inkspell)

Jacqueline said...

Sew dear one...to your hearts content. I loved how you said you were quite "STUNNED" at the cost. That is how I feel everytime I buy anything except at the thrift store! Smart girls like us know how to shop...thrift!

Yesterday at the store a church gave us everything left over from their HUGE sale...I can hardly wait to get into those boxes today.

By the way, I have a box coming to you, I just need to push it out the door, into my car and off to the postoffice...

Love from me to you,
Happy Sewing!

the girl with the curl