I started sewing when I was 12 years old under the close supervision of my grandmother. My first project was a 9 square quilt. I remember sewing a block then she would look at my lines to make sure they were straight, most were not, and she would have me rip the seams and redo them. I owe my love of sewing to her and grateful to the knowledge she gave me. I inherited her old sewing machine, and even though she is no longer with me I still have a little bit of her that none of the grand kids can have.
After a long hiatus from sewing I landed my dream job before I knew it was my dream job. I was told about an opening at an embroidery shop, desperately in need of a job I applied and got it. I got introduced to a mammoth 6 head 12 needle Tajima embroidery machine. This job rejuvenated my love of sewing and got me interested in doing embroidery at home. A few years later I purchased my first embroidery machine. A Singer Futura CE-100. I was in embroidery heaven! I would find anything I could to embroider on. A lot of monogrammed towels were given that year. It has really turned into something I want to do full time again.
The CE-100 is getting older and like most computerized things is getting outdated so I figured it was time to upgrade her and purchase a new machine. I am waiting very impatiently for my new machine to arrive. Just 2 more days ACK!!! I cannot wait for my new Singer Quartet 4.
This is where I am now, I hope to be doing this for a long time and eventually get back to working on that huge Tajima again. I miss is so much.