Ok – so my first endeavor in pattern buying for fun occurred in a post surgery anesthesia haze. The day after some minor surgery my mother, who came to town to take care of me, announced that she would like to visit a specialty fabric store in town. Since we were out anyway (I had to get a hair cut, you see) and we were on the right side of town, I insisted we head over. Probably wasn’t the best idea since I really should have been resting and it ended up costing me several hundred dollars… I digress…
So we headed over to Banasch’s Fabrics on Red Bank Road. It was there I found hundreds of patterns on sale. Who can resist a pattern on sale for 99 cents, right? So what if I hate my sewing machine? So what if I really don’t like to sew? You are TOTALLY missing the point! A deal is a deal! So I bought patterns. Twenty of them. It sounded like a good idea.
And, when I got home, I bought a new sewing machine on Amazon. Yep, a Brother CS6000i. Check it out on Amazon for the specs… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JQM1DE
I love the machine.
It has a speed control so I don’t go racing across my fabric. It has 60 stitches. It is super simple to wind a bobbin (it pretty much is on every machine), super simple to thread the bobbin (a bit harder on some machines) and super easy to thread the machine (ok, that’s a test). It came with 9, yes NINE, accessory feet. One of which is a walking foot! Ok, I don’t even know how cool that is yet, but my mom said it was a great deal and I believe her.
If you missed it on the previous post, there it is again. I believe I may have to order special bobbins to go with it. It came with 4, but I will be ordering more. It was worth it.
Then I went shopping. I bought new scissors. I bought a seam ripper which I have used more than the scissors already. I bought a transfer wheel and paper. I bought pins. All of which I already had, but new is better than old and I wanted to start out right. Plus, who knows where that stuff is?
I got out the quilting mat and rotary cutter I bought YEARS ago and now use for scrapbooking. I rearranged the craft drawers to make space for sewing materials and supplies.
And then the flood gates opened. I went out and bought fabric and notions. Lots of fabric and notions. I became the queen of the remnant and sale table. I set up the ironing board in a place of honor… I washed and dried and ironed and ironed some more.
I got ready. And then, I began to sew.
I forgot what obsession felt like…