Thursday, February 28, 2013

Look What I Got

Look what I ordered...

Yep, a new embroidery and sewing machine.  My sewing machine is around 10 years old and I was due for an upgrade.  I wanted to experiment and play with embroidery, so I bought a machine that will do both.  I do admit, this one is not extremely fancy nor does it do very large embroidery, but I figured it would be a good starting place.  I can't wait to show you all some of the things I can make!

I have already experimented some.  I tried my hand at some monogramming.

See?  It's not perfect, but it's a start!

The finished product!  I made these for a friend who is getting married in a couple of weeks.  I just rolled them up together and added the bow.  I think it makes a nice presentation.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Chickadee's Glasses

I made eye appointments for the whole family for the 1st of February.  Coot wears contacts, so he was due for his annual visit. I haven't been in a couple of years and the kids have never been.  I know, bad mama! 

I made appointments for all four of us and was expecting at least one of my children to wind up needing them.  The catch is, I expected it to be Sparrow.  He consistently holds things close to his face.  Especially his Nintendo DS.  I thought for sure that he would be the one getting glasses.  Boy, was I wrong!  Turns out, Chickadee is the one who needed them.  Sparrow's eyes were just fine.  My eye prescription didn't change and neither did Coot's.  So, off to look through the countless frames for Chickadee.  She is 25 in her left eye.  The doctor said that was close enough to perfect, but her right eye was 200!  We looked high and low for glasses that we all could agree on.

I think we picked a pretty cute pair...

They are Sketchers brand and adorable.  What do you think?