Sunday, December 04, 2005

my new baby - the Elna 2110!


my new baby - the Elna 2110!, originally uploaded by shellipsm.

if you get something cute, homemade, and obviously from a sewing machine this holiday season, you'll know who it's from!

11 comments:

cat said...

Sweet! So cute and pretty. Hope you have hours and hours of fun crafting and sewing with it.

Lorem ipsum said...

A bouncing baby Elna! Congrats, and many happy times!

Blondie said...

Yay!! So, what have you made so far?

Shelli said...

so far, I've tried out all of the stitches, made black and red bobbins, and started a "tester quilt." - I'm cutting out 4 inch squares and sewing them together. What I am realizing, however, is that I need a "surer" method for cutting out my squares, as they aren't "exactly" even, so not going together perfectly.... But just fine for the tester quilt, which will probably become a pillow.

I bought some quilt squares from Ebay for 5 bucks, so that should go smoother. I will have MUCh fun over the next few weekends!

Blondie said...

Sounds like you need a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. You can find those at any sewing center or some craft shops. Also, you might be able to find some quilt kits, which have pre-cut pieces, and that might help get you started.

Anonymous said...

Shelli - We don't know one another, however I follow your story. But, as a fellow Jew who celebrates Chanukah. Wasn't this supposed to be a Chanukah gift fron Narda? LOL - I think you still have about 19 more days until you should be using this most fabulous machine.

Julie
also on GL Parents
www.julieandbo.com

Shelli said...

hee - YES, it IS a Chanukah prezzie from Narda, but now everyone can have homemmade Chanukah gifties, too! :)

(Besides, we'll both be on the West Coast for the "challah-days", so we'll be doing the gift exchange a wee early - and in this case a LOT early!) :)

Becky said...

Wow, Im jealous! haha, no really that looks like a nice machine! Grats on getting such a lovely workhorse.

conchita said...

congrats!! you will love it! i saw that picture on flickr of your kitty under a quilt and thought HOT DAMN WOMAN YOU ARE ALREADY QUILTING!!!! i was a bit off, but hot damn! you are on your way!


(yes on the rotary cutter/mat/ruler- it will change your life!)

Shelli said...

hah - I WISH I had made that quilt! :) Naw, I'm just getting started. Just squares at this point, but by the time our fictional child gets into college, they'll have AWESOME handmade quilts to bring from home!

Calliope said...

Congrats on the new addition. It is very swank looking!