Wednesday, July 11, 2012

W.I.P. Mountians of Potholders & Sweetwater

Well, my sewing machine is official done for.  It is only now to be used as a light duty machine.  Nothing I ever do is light duty.  It had just been in the shop in February and now back again in July.  They said no more of the same, I have ran it way too hard.  So, I bought myself a new sewing machine.   I think I have a bit of buyers remorse.  I haven't bought a sewing machine for over (at least) 15 years and this new one is sitting in the shrink wrap still.  I intend to unwrap it, I just usually don't spend that much on myself EVER!  I know it is an investment that everyone will benefit from.




It is the first Janome that I have ever owned.  I hope that it is a good machine!  Well, since I was unable to get any sewing done this week.  I still have my cupcake bike pouches that I am working on and I had to show you this fabric I picked up.


It is Sweetwater's line Mama Said Sew! for Moda.


I am a complete sucker for Black, Whites and Greys.  Let's just say I LOVE them!  I can't wait to get busy on some project with this line.  It is soooo cute!

Since my sewing machine needle was not productive, my crochet needle was.  I have finished a total of  eight Ring around the Rosie potholders!



I have a total of twenty to complete.  I thought that I would get a jump start on my Christmas presents.  I am a procrastinator. (Most of the time)  I have super good intentions of finishing a whole bunch of projects for presents and then I am up until 2 a.m. on Christmas Day.  I am sooo trying not to do that this year.


I have three in the making that won't take too long to get finished up.



And for a ending note, a yellow day lily from my flower garden.

The lovely places I link to.......


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Pin It Now!

32 comments:

  1. What a strange thing to tell you to do with your sewing machine, it is not as if you are running up pairs of jeans every day! Enjoy unwrapping and getting to know your new machine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No kidding! I loved that machine, but it was making awful grinding sounds.
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  2. Enjoy the new sewing machine - how exciting!

    I just got a charm pack of Mama Said Sew today too! Loving it!

    Great potholders - you've been busy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kristy,
      Thanks! Isn't Sweetwater's line beautiful. I could make several projects in it.
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  3. Love the Sweetwater fabric- look forward to seeing what you make from it!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suz,
      The decision is what to make with it. It is sooo pretty. Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  4. Good luck with your new sewing machine. Love how you have been so busy despite your lack of a machine. Love all the gorgeous colours, including the yellow lily. Dropping by from Freshly PIeced.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Stopping by from To Sew With Love. Congrats on getting the Janome. I see them at the fabric store and would love to own one eventually. I have a Brother I got this year (my first machine as I'm a novice sewer), but it seems to be faring well so far!

    Have a great day!

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jess,
      Congrats on starting to sew. I enjoy sewing so much and there are so many pretty fabric lines and great ideas out there now. I had a very generic sewing machine for a long time and beat it up pretty good. Hope your sewing machine lasts you years to come!

      ~Amy~

      Delete
  6. I am so in love with those potholders!! Do you know if the pattern is still available? I'm not too good at crocheting right now but I think this would be a great pattern for my Aunt-in-law. She's a master crocheter!
    And that Sweetwater Fabric is amazing, can't wait to see what you do with it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well Janome is the number one seller in the world......they sell more than anyone! I have an old Bernina and a new Janome set up in my sewing room and I have to say I love them both but the Janome is just not as solid as my old 1030 Bernina.
    Good luck getting to know and love your new machine, don't feel guilty, you're worth it :0)

    Happy Sewing

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kim,
      My old machine was the cheaper version of a Bernina. It was sooo good, but most of the dealers around the area are now sewing Janome so I thought I would give it a try. I hope I have good luck with it. It is always difficult giving up on an old friend!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  8. New machine! I'm in the market for a new machine my self. It's gonna be a hard decision. Have fun with your new one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melissa,
      Just hoping it was as good as the first one I purchased! Good Luck with your decision!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  9. I've had a Janome for probably 10 years now and it has been a good one. I've made it work pretty hard and it's kept up.
    I hope you get to unwrap it soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rachelle,
      I will be unwrapping it tonight! I hope I have good luck with it. Excited to try it out.
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  10. So jealous! One day I might get a Janome! My Aunt has one and loves it! The new Sweetwater is pretty awesome need to get me some. I really have to figure out how to make it on your Christmas list. Love your pot holders.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa,
      It was such a great deal. I was in luck that my sewing machine broke down this last week. Who knows maybe I will send you another to match!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  11. I like those intertwining hot pads.
    I'm hearing more and more in blogs about the Janome sewing machines. I've not seen that brand around here.
    I want to go to the sewing shop and put myself a nice machine on lay away, but can't keep enough money in my wallet for the down payment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marsha,
      All we have is Janome in the sewing shops around here. It was on super sale, so it wasn't too bad on the budget. Hope you find a couple extra bucks, so you can get a nice machine also. Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  12. Love that Sweetwater fabric line! And your potholders are super! Would love to have the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mama Said Sew is my new favorite - I've got a whole bunch of charm packs that I'm just itching to get at. I'm having to restrain myself!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jennie,
      I am having the same problem. I have too many other projects to start and finish before I get to those pretty little charms! Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  14. Ooo love that fabric! And I love your pot holders! They look nice and thick. Think you'll share the pattern? Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Adorable!!!! New Follower...thru the 300 bloggers or less!
    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I hope you enjoy your machine. Your crochet is fab!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-32-molasses-white.html

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ooh, ooh, Christmas in July!! Which model Janome did you purchase? I am saving pennies for one (well, dollars~imagine how many pennies it would take!!)
    All my friends have the 6600p, but I'm kind of thinking of the Horizon.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The potholders are lovely. What kind of yarns are used to make them?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I use Lily's Sugar and Cream yarn. It is 100% cotton and a #4 for weight. Bernat has a yarn that is similar.
      ~Amy~

      Delete
  20. Yippee Skippee for a new sewing machine!!! I have some Sew Mama Sew as well and love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow - Congrats on the new machine! And I couldn't agree more on the Mama Said Sew. I just got a jelly roll today to make a spool quilt. I'm so giddy! Think I'm using this pattern: http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com/product/spools-patttern-154-pdf-pattern

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...