Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas in Connecticut


From my living room window as I write, I can look out across the front lawn of our farm like a lovely picture postcard of wintry New England. In my wood stove, the good cedar logs are burning and crackling. I just started a new quilt on my Singer sewing machine while my husband and father gather more wood to keep us warm.

If any one else out there loves the movie "Christmas in Connecticut" as much as I do you will know where I pulled some of the above paragraph from. You will also get the joke that, like Elizabeth Lane, I do not have a farm nor do I know anything about sewing a quilt. I am, however, super excited about my new sewing machine that my parents gave me as a Christmas gift. It's also true that we were in Connecticut and that, to prepare for the coming storm, my dad and Ran gathered more logs for the fire while I was stayed warm and cozy in the kitchen with my new toy. I can't wait to start sewing all sorts of things!


5 comments:

  1. Love this!! I'm so excited that you got a sewing machine. Learning to sew is definitely on my to-do list sometime in the near future. You'll have to let me know how it goes! Hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas -- we loved your postcard! xoxo

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  2. Thanks so much, Laur! I've had time to practice a little bit but it's tricky. Luckily my biggest initial challenge of threading the machine is 100 times easier with these new machines. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too! We loved your picture card - such cuties!

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  3. beautiful pictures! i'm trying to learn to sew too and have the same machine, good luck with your projects :-)

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  4. Thanks so much Jen! Have you heard of this site? http://www.burdastyle.com . They have some good (free) patterns for beginners. Though, I think I have to start with a potholder or pillow case since I can barely keep my stitches in a straight line at the moment :) I will be sure to post photos of my projects.

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  5. yes, great site! @ the renegade craft fair in brooklyn this summer they had a table where u could sew your own bag -- wow! didn't wait in line, but seemed pretty cool. i need to work on a steady rhythm in those stitches, mine are a little outta control so far ;-)

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