This is my machine. Isn't she a beaut?! I love her. She is really heavy and sturdy, and pretty easy to use. It's a different kind of machine than I'm used to. My Janome had a non top-loading bobbin, and this beaut has a top loading bobbin. It is WAY easier!
This is a picture of all of the super cool accessories that came with it: 13 feet!! Wow! I'm in feet heaven! I don't even know what 5 of them do!! Lola, I will be needing your assistance with identifying these feet and their purpose.
Mike is at scout camp, and he was in dire need of camping supplies. A few years ago we bought a tent set from Wal-mart. It came with 2 crappy sleeping bags, 2 camp chairs, a battery-powered lantern, and some cup cozies. Pretty much everything in the set was garbage except for the tent. After only 2 uses, the chairs are pretty much trashed. And the sleeping bags are uncomfortable and small. So! We went shopping. We went to Big Lots! to see what they had. We had been there a few months ago and noticed they had a really good deal on inflatable mattresses. We bought one that can either be 1 king size, 2 twin size, or 1 couch. Awesome find! Then, Mike saw a camp chair he couldn't live without. It has 2 cupholders, and a bag for drinks and another bag for books or magazines or even garbage. It was a really good price, too.
Then we went shopping for a sleeping bag. We went to Sports Authority to discover that they had mummy-style sleeping bags on sale. Mike couldn't pass it up, so we got him one. We also got a really nice air pump for the new air mattress.
Mike was also in dire need of pants, so we stopped at Aeropostale. Not only did we find a lot of really great stuff for him, it was all on sale! That is my favorite kind of day! We got so many good deals, and we weren't even trying to! Woo! Woo!
When I got home from dropping Mike off at the rendezvous site for the camping trip, I decided to do some more henna tattoos. I did a sun around my ankle bone, and tried to do one on my toe to make it look like a ring....that one didn't turn out too well. Below are pictures of the tattoo Mike did for me yesterday. It has gotten a lot darker by this evening. These pics were taken last night just after I picked the gunk off.It's kind of a cool chain design. We found it on the web, but I can't remember where.
Well! I'm off to sew! I'm involved in 2 different quilting challenges (see my sidebar) and they are going to be super fun, but challenging. I guess that is why they are called challenges, eh? Anyway, if I'm going to finish 5 by July then I'd better get a move on!