Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Day, Another Venue, Another Chance to Enter the Giveaway

Another reminder to comment for your chance to win this cute paper piecing pattern. This includes the tissue paper foundation to make four 15-1/2x18-1/2" for you, and three for your friends and family. As long as you're a follower, every comment you make on any post counts as an entry in this month's Follower Appreciation Giveaway. Don't know what to say? Well, I always want to hear what projects you are working on, and which fabrics you've got on your wish list. I'm always looking for inspiration.

So last night I took the new walking foot sole plate for a spin. Here's a better photo...I managed to figure out how to use the macro setting on my camera for the one photo, and then it just went way over my head, so this is the one shot that is postable.

The blade you see down the center is part of the soleplate. It sits in the seam and your needle goes into the fabric behind it, and your stitches drop perfectly into the seam and are just about invisible. It's interesting, but it's going to take a bit of getting used to. Those of you with Berninas know that two soleplates come with the walking foot, and one of those is more open so you can see the needle movement and exactly where it's going into the fabric. Well, this new soleplate has really low visibility. It's a little awkward bringing your bobbin thread up through the top fabric when you begin to sew (I used a small pair of scissors to slide under the foot and catch the threads so I could pull them up and to the side so that I didn't start out with any birds nests on the backside.) It's going to take some getting used to, but I'm sure I'll use it often. And, if you've got a Bernina and you don't already have a walking foot, the new walking feet are packaged with all three soleplates, and the price has not increased with the addition of the new soleplate. If you've already got a walking foot, you just need to order the soleplate, and it ranges in price from $24-$36 depending on your dealer. Right now they're hard to come by, so your best bet is to place an order and be patient.

Our little thread fairy looks extremely patient, don't you think? She must be waiting for her Stitch in the Ditch Walking Foot Sole Plate....or maybe she's been hitting the Svedka a little hard this evening. Gotta say, if I don't wash mine tomorrow, she won't be the only one in this house rocking that hairstyle.

If you're with me on Facebook, you've seen these photos, but I needed to take a break from sewing to try out something crafty, so Sunday we Peeped...

The blue Peep? Come on, every family has at least one Black Peep (black sheep), right?

And these are going to join some lemons and chocolate and whatever else I'm feeling, on a white cake pedestal for a centerpiece. But for now, I like to refer to them as: "This is what you get when you don't check the expiration date on the package before you buy."

Two more venues to visit tomorrow (so far), so I'll save the wedding prep talk for another post. Have a wonnerful, wonnerful's supposed to be a beautiful Spring day...Enjoy it!


  1. I think I'm gonna just love the new Edge Stitch sole plate. Look in front of the blade while stitching and with the first fingers on each hand, gently pull the seam open (sideways) for the blade to ride in the ditch. With the newer Berninas you don't have to bring up the bobbin thread, cut it off at the bobbin door with the thread cutter there and shut the bobbin door. The bobbin thread will pick-up with the first stitch. HTH

  2. I love the Peeps wreath! That is darling!

  3. No Bernina but love the cutey peeps popping out of those "old" egglets. Thanks for generating a laugh from me today!

  4. Hmm...I didn't get any extra sole plates with my Bernina walking foot. I'll have to investigate that.

  5. Love it all!! The wreath with the blue peep is funny and the other popping out of the shell is too cute, and that foot is just bazarre! Hope you have a great Easter!

  6. Ok so this is three times now that I have left a comment and then started clicking elsewhere on your blog before doing the security word thing. :(

    As I have said twice now but you obviously wouldn't have gotten it... I love the peeps, and the blue one in the middle of the yellows is so cute! Also Happy Easter!

  7. I love the little chicks peeping out from the eggs!
    I'm hatching real ones here!


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