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Friday, May 25, 2018

New Adventure

I am a bit worried about this post as I fear it may result in several good friends passing out in absolute SHOCK.  Hope you are sitting down Diane W.
Yesterday I got really brave and began to get to know the wonderful gift my hubby gave me TWO years ago.....I know shocking!
I am not a mechanical type person and whilst I was thrilled I with my gift I was also terrified to touch it!  I kept promising myself I would have a go but couldn't find the courage. But yesterday  I got out the big fat instructions manual.....
Had a little read.....well actually a BIG read and turned her on. Evidence of straight sewing.....
Not game to attempt anything else until I familiarise myself some more. I am going for a proper lesson soon.....hubby was laughing as it took me over an hour to work out the accessories box lol!
Still I took my time and slowly got my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt blocks from 2016/2017 together.
This is on my UFO CHALLENGE list which this month is number
I missed last months due to holidays but hopefully I may get to work on it as well.
Trying to keep to the challenge of using your stash for borders.....well its a....challenge!
That's todays job to come up with something.
So back playing with the big girl! Wish me luck.
Before we went away I ordered 2 of Carrie Bickmores "Beanies for Brain Cancer" and they were here when we got home.....I love them and such a great cause too!

Don't think hubby will be wearing his until after State of Orgin though lol! I however will  be just fine!
Well hopefully my friends have picked themselves up off the floor by now lol!
Ok sustenance is required. Have a great day.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

24 comments:

  1. Faint.... swoon, smelling salts please.... yayaya... well done you.... you and big girl will be BFF in no time... and I love the quilt you have put together for RSC...
    Happy stitching you two....
    Hugz

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  2. Good on you Michelle. I hope you have fun with your machine now you've started using it. Love your rainbow scrap challenge quilt. Hugs, xx

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  3. Yay for using your birthday gift. How did you like your Bernina? I have a 710 and absolutely love it - the throat space is great for quilting bigger quilts. Happy sewing x

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  4. Enjoy your new machine.....Bernina's are great! Sweet hubby you have.

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  5. lol good girl,i found utube very helpful in using my Bernina when she was new and i also understand your fear of using a new machine,lol,but honestly the more you use her the more comfortable you will be with it,good luck my friend,lovely post xx

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  6. I am so pleased you have finally bitten the bullet - such a shame to let that beauty sit idle.

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  7. I am pleased you have your machine out. It is a lovely one to use. I love all the special features on my 7 series.

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  8. I hope you come to love your machine! The RSC quilt is looking great. xx

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  9. Ok, I am in shock!!!! Two years?! Well, I guess you have been busy :) Hope you enjoy your "new" machine! xx

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  10. I have a Janome quilting machine, but don't use it a lot too.
    I use it for putting on the binding or sew some square blocks together. But I want to learn to quilt with my machine some day.

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  11. What a gorgeous machine.....and to think it has just been sitting unused!!

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  12. I can understand your trepidation - a newmachne can very scary. It's great that you are booked for lessons, take as many as you need to feel comfortable. Happy stitching!

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  13. Wonderful that you gave it a whirl Michelle. I know exactly what you mean ... I am like that with any new technology. Sometimes the manuals take so long to read, they lose me along the way somewhere! Lovely new pom pom hats :-)

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  14. Good luck....love the blocks fir the RSC.....

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  15. I got an email comment today - just checking to see if it is fixed...x
    Hugz

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  16. LOL you can't rush these things. It would scare the pants off me. Hope you get to know your beautiful machine soon. I am sure it will open a whole new world to you.

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  17. Oh my goodness....soooooo proud of you.
    I'm a bit late in replying so I'm sure you are now best friends with your beautiful Bernina. Here if you have questions. Your quilt is proof.you have got this...looks great.

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  18. WOW it's a gorgeous machine Michelle, have fun with it. It's probably having a sigh with relief to get out of the box after 2 years. The beanies are great too.

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  19. Glad you have got around to befriending your machine. The quilt looks great and I love the Viagra T bags from the prev post.

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  20. That's great you finally decided to play with the big girl. The flimsy you put together looks lovely.
    Nice warm beanies and for such a good cause.

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  21. Well done on your bravery Michelle!! I'm sure once you get to know each other you and your girl will have a wonderful time together. Your scrap challenge quilt is looking great! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the borders.

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  22. Perhaps a Silver Star for you... or just a nice cup of tea and a TimTam...xox
    Nice machine by the way ;)

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  23. Good luck playing with your “new” toy. At least you have a manual. Most places only give you a website to visit.

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  24. Great to see that you have befriended the beast it’s an awesome machine. Enjoy your new journey, lots of new and wonderful projects in the horizon.🤗

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