Sunday, March 4, 2012

My New Toy

One day last week I had gone to JoAnn's.  In the JoAnn's near me there is a sewing machine shop inside.  I had asked the lady there about the new Singer 160 and she thought they had all been sold.  She made a call and the person on the other end said that they had ordered some.  So she offered to put my name on a list so I agreed but never thought she would call.  On Saturday she called so we ran to JoAnn's I could not wait to get there.  I thought I was just going to look at it.  Well I could not resist.  It is just to cute. 

I bought this duck to recover a rocking chair.  But I decided to make this yarn bag out of a little piece of it.  This is the first thing I made with my new beauty.

And on the inside I just had to have polka dots.

Today I sewed the rick rack on  my Bissful day quilt top.

This is how it looks finished.  I am thinking the back should be red with white polka dots.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.




  1. Donna,
    I adore your new machine! It is so cute!
    Your bag and quilt is lovely as well. Love the fabrics!
    Have a good week.

  2. nice new toy Donna and lovely projects you have been working on,well done.xx

  3. Congrats on the new machine! I saw that one in person and it was awesome! I think red polka dots would be perfect for the back of your quilt! Take Care! :)

  4. What a lovely machine should be so pleased......

  5. Yum - pretty new machine!!! Love your bag and quilt top, I think polka dots would be perfect!

  6. Congratulations on your new sewing machine. :) Paula

  7. You want to come over and play? We could just chat and sew. You know kind of like a big girl play date. Only with needles and thread. I am just thrilled for you. Love it. Smiling all day....Renee

  8. Your new Singer looks like it should be in my grandmother's house. Of course the digital numbers kind of give it away. Cute.

  9. Love your new toy, Donna!
    Congratulations! You have won the Liebster Award! Come on over to my blog to see how it works.

  10. Hi Donna! Your blog is the prettiest blog I've ever seen!!! Your pin cushion to Amy is adorable!!! ♥♥♥

  11. What a fun new toy!! :-) And the ric rac trim looks so cute on the quilt! Glad you were able to find some.

  12. What a great new toy! I have seen that machine and it is adorable. How does it sew? Cute bag!



  13. Hi there Donna!
    You lucky girl you. I am so happy for you! It must feel pretty fun using such a nice New but Vintage machine :)
    I think red and white polka dots are perfect! Love the yarn bag.

  14. How lucky were you. That's great. Beautiful tote and your quilt is gorgeous.

  15. Hi Donna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  16. Girl, that sewing machine is too cute!! Love the little yarn bag with the polka dots! The rickrack looks super duper on your quilt! With all this loveliness for inspiration I need to get busy and get to my sewing room too!!

  17. THAT's a NEW machine?! It's gorgeous! Now I've got to check out my Joann and see if they're carrying it! Love your bag too ~ that fabric is so pretty:)