The serger, now dubbed Brother Ed, arrived at the beginning of February. It appears that it is not a possessed piece of equipment and we are getting on quite nicely. I can even see the changes slight adjustments make on my sewing which gives me a much better understanding of how it all works.
And Brother really does a bang up job of providing excellent instructions and tutorials. This was the scene yesterday morning, with just about all the toys out and working. The one Pfaff is set up and doing top stitching, the other Pfaff (middle machine brown & white) doing the sewing and of course, Brother Ed getting a real work out as I started in another pair of cargo pants.
But that wasn't all the birthday fairies gifted this year. There were these wonderful, whimsical napkins. DONKEY napkins.
Now who wouldn't think these are just the bomb?? I sure do and the colorful nesting bowls are happy and fun too.
I can just see 3 of these donkeys done as a mini quilt complete with little coats on. Hmmmmm.
Two wonderful books that have been on the top of my wish list.
This has drafts from 4 to 24 shafts and many of the 8 shafts patterns are amazing.
This book also has a DVD with tutorials in it. A good thing!
Both will be challenging to me with lots of new approaches and techniques.
And my Mother, who started one of these modern charm bracelets (Troll Beads brand) for me last spring during my visit, sent along the one bead I had wanted from the get go (and especially after losing Dennett in January); the Scottie dog bead.
They were out of this bead last spring and even this year she had to special order it I'm told. It's the one at the top on the yellow rain boots. A very special bead indeed.
Today, before the mantle of Queen completely fades for the year, I'll get to do a little shopping and have a nice dinner out. The weather yesterday dictated celebrations at home, which was just fine with me. A bowl of double chocolate ice cream, five dogs tucked into the comfy chair with me and Project Runway on the tube ended a perfectly royal day.
Parting shot: Her Majesty's Most Attentive Subject.