{thankful…the tools}

I was just pondering the idea of tools the other day. What would we do without tools? Even if you aren't a crafter or a builder or a musician or whatever…you still use tools! Money is a tool; the grocery store is a tool; and in my life right now, my sewing machine is the best tool ever!! 

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(the little football sticker has been there since I got it!! {adore})

I am so thankful for this sewing machine. I had to save my pennies like crazy to get this one. Actually this is my third machine I saved my pennies for.

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I had my Janome 6500 (my second one…first one I bought new!!) going great guns until Jan 2010. I put it in the shop to get the little scissors button to work (auto cutter…a LIFE SAVER for me!! really, a thread saver!! LOL!), and it fell apart.

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I think I wrecked the inside by using canned air to clean it out. I dunno…But the good thing was that I had already put 300$ down on another machine for my girlies to use and for me to have as a backup in case of issues like this, so my LQS owner made a deal with me for this machine. *sigh* I adore this machine!!

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And the tools that come with this big tool are phenominal! Like this walking foot…perfect for straightline quilting (although my straight lines are horrible…but I'm okay with that right now!)

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Love the word "Professional" on there…like it really makes me one!! teehee…oh yeah…I am!! LOL!!

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 And thread…sooooo thankful for thread. This is my fave kind for my machine! Machines are finicky about thread. But mine really really adores So Fine by Superior! I got three cones of Ivory Thread at Quilt Festival on sale at the Superior booth…*sigh* I love a good discount! And that (above) is my second cone!!

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Look at all the stitches I can do…tools…they are awesome!

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notice how my laptop fits right next to my sewing machine! Perfect for DVD watching and sewing! I love my tools…

What kind of tools are you using right now? {Stay tuned for a fun post of pics of musical instruments next!! LOL!!!}

And…as a bonus, I'm gonna show you what I got at my LQS today…you'll never believe…PURPLE fabric!!

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isn't it gorgeous??? I got a Sugar Pop Jelly Roll and 5 fat quarters of Kate Spain's Central Park! and I grabbed some of Moda's Bella Solids. 

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And my darling Lillian turns 9 tomorrow, and she is having a Fairy Party on the 13th, so I'm going to make little gift bags made from this wonderful Moda fabric by Ingrid, her Ballerina Fairies line…ADORABLE!! 🙂 (stay tuned for a cool post all about her tomorrow!! she has quite the story to tell!!)

Okay, I have a rehearsal to get to tonight…Wanna hear what we sound like?

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Check us out here:

Brazos River Turnaround on CD Baby

(Here, Lord is my personal fave!!)

And we'll be a the New Light CoffeeHouse on March 19th at 8pm! so fun!!

Enjoy your week!!! 🙂

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Comments

  1. Reply

    1. I love my janome… it is so old though.. I want the Horizon 7700
    2. Love your purple fabric
    3. Say Happy Birthday to your daughter for me=)

  2. Reply

    I’m drooling over your sewing machine (hehehe), and you are such a talented singer- wow! 🙂

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    oooh I luv luv your sewing machine and the quilts are amazing.
    How are you? long time no talk…
    Magggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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    Ah, Sally, your machine makes me want to buy another one. Mine can only do straight lines and nothing else but I love her (is it weird that I think of it kind of as if it were alive?).
    Tell your daughter happy birthday from me!

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    Love your machine! I have a 6500 and have drooled over the 6600. I guess there’s a 7700 now that I really drool over, too. But I’m with you…a great machine is a great tool. My hubby always comments on what a nice machine it is when he sees me sewing on it. Like you, I feel grateful every time I sew on it.

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    Central Park . . . drool!

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