Friday, November 26, 2010

Elf Apron

This is for all of you moms out there who have little ones (little elves) who long to help you in the kitchen while you're making those wonderful Christmas yummies! In my last post I shared a picture of an adult apron with a santa pocket near the top with two lower pockets showing his mittens. It was made as a sample for the shop that I am now working in. Well.... along with the adult apron pattern, there was a child's apron pattern to match... This one had a smiling elf on the upper pocket, an it's cute little mittens on the lower pockets. I decided to make the child's apron reversible, (I should have done the same thing with the adult apron!) just in case there are any little messes (or large ones). I thought the patterns were pretty cute and thought you might too! Any questions? Just ask...... Have fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I forgot to share just a few of the flannel pillowcases I have made for the grandkids. There is a million pillowcase challenge going on right now for our soldiers and for kids who are in the hospital. Such a worthy cause. Cozy Quilt Shop alone has made nearly 3000 so far.

Behind the Christmas pillowcases, you can barely see a little girl's apron that I am finishing up. Time is nearly running out!!!!


Here is what I have been working on since the last time I blogged.

The top picture is of my own Bernina, the 730. These machines run for about $7300.00 plus tax. (Machines have gone up just a little since the machines of long ago that I shared on my last post.) This Bernina can do just about anything. Not only does it sew beautifully but it also embroiders. I use my laptop to get things set up embroidery wise..... send it over to my machine by way of usb cable and voila... I stitch it out. The new Berninas, simply put, are merely computers that just happen to sew.

This next picture is of the new Bernina, which will replace the 730. I thought my machine did everything.... but then the new 830 came out and this machine truly DOES do everything and more. For one, it is much larger than the 730. The lighting system is out of this world! It also is a dual feed, which I have been waiting for forever, twice the size bobbins, (Yippee! I hate stopping to refill a bobbin!) plus has a touch screen.... incredible!! You will also notice a much larger sewing space, for those who like to do their own quilting. This machine is phenomenal... but so is the price..... $10,000.00... plus tax! (When it first hit the market is was $13,000.) Check it out:

For those of you who are wondering why this incredible machine is in my home....... no... I did not purchase one! Cozy Quilt Shop had me bring it home to get to know it. (Do I have to bring it back Daneila??)

Since the shop asked me to make a sample apron, I decided to make it on this fabulous machine. Here it is:

Now don't knock yourselves out running to your nearest dealer to purchase this machine.... I'm sure that they can hold one for you... just in time for Christmas. Are you reading my blog honey? ;-)

Happy Holidays!