What a week! My new sewing machine arrived on Monday so I thought to myself this is going to be a great week but it went downhill after that with a few things going on here at home. A super quiet weekend without my van did have an upside – I could grab some time to have a play on my new toy. And isn’t it lovely?
Thanks to Brother Australia I’ll be doing all of my sewing and quilting on this baby….when all of my big babies are asleep or at school. We’ve tried doing some sewing while little people played in the room behind me but it didn’t go down too well and embroidery threads have been made into big towers that fall over and then rolled around the room.
This is a Brother Dreamweaver XE VM6200D and the D means that it comes with Disney embroidery designs built in. They have been so cute to play around with and with one major Toy Story fan in the house I had to go to the shops and get all the colours to make him a Buzz lightyear. But I’m still finding my way around the embroidery functions so am hoping to do Buzz this weekend. You simply click on one of these icons and it takes you to more pages of designs.
There is so much to love about this machine and so much to learn and make the most out of it. I am blown away by the size, the lights which really light up the work surface, how easy embroidery is (I did have the manual in one hand teaching myself but so far so good), the colour touch screen and the number of ways I’m going to be able to use this beautiful machine. Oh and the needle threader is so much fun. My last needle threader saved my life on many occasions and this one is just more high tech and like a little robot that comes down, wraps the thread around and goes back again. I love it.
I’ve done a few simple projects – facewashers, some handtowels, a cute dress for my big girl (still to be hemmed), iPad bag for speech therapy and I’ve got lots more planned.
I’ll be back soon with some photos of what I’ve made and some little videos of how I’m going……………