Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A New Girl In Town: Meet Mayme

So, I finally took the plunge! I received this wonderful little gift for Christmas from all the kids. I loved it, put it on a nice little shelf in my sewing room (near my black featherweight). I couldn't have been happier!
But this morning I packed up this little puppy and took her with me to work. I had decided that it was time to not just look at this machine but to now see what "she" was made of! I had big plans for my lunch hour!
(I certainly didn't want to leave the office... and go out into the ridiculously hot summer day.)
I had my official Featherweight Handbook in hand and it was time to get to know one another and I have to say that it went very well. We got past the getting familiar with each other stage quickly and she got right to work. She has some serious power... I love this machine. I can tell that we are going to be great friends.

See what we got accomplished in just one hour. Yes, it's a start of the next Dresden. I'm going on the wild side here with the fabrics. Actually they were strips from a class that I had taken through my guild. I had talked Jill into taking the class with me... that was back when she was on a summer break from college. I had cut these strips for her to use and a whole other set of strips out of 1800's fabrics for me. It was a tumble block class... and you can guess why these are still just strips! I'm just not going to do it. I think they are beautiful but nope- no way.

Now that I have discovered Dresden's my mind keeps going to all the possibilities for those blocks. The best thing is that they are a great way to use up scraps and they can be "sized" to fit! So I decided to do 7 " blades. The strips had been cut from fat quarters so I could get 3 per strip. Of course I have 32 other projects going on right now but what's one more!

P.S. Mayme Charlotte was my grandmother's name.

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6 comments:

PunkiePie said...

So cool, Sinta! What a treasure! Enjoy it.

Gran said...

They really love you don't they!

Way cool, as out son would say :0)

Stina said...

Ohh.. she is a beauty... these machines are so wonderful... and I heard they sew wonderful too!!
And new Dresdens.. yay!!! :o))

Sherri said...

What a wonderful machine...and look at all you did in an hour! I'm looking forward to starting more Dresdens as well! Have a great day!

Cheryl said...

What a beauty!!!

Jean said...

She looks brand new! Congrats on the "new friend". Looks like you two will be very happy! And it does look like wedding dress shopping was fun too!
The fabrics for your Dresdens look so bright and cheery! Good luck!