Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bridal Shower

I have a love/hate affair with the embroidery component of my sewing machine.  I love my Bernina as a sewing machine, but not so much for doing embroidery.  Actually I practically have to relearn how to use it all over every time I want to embroider.  I have to hook it up to my computer and right now the only computer with which it can communicate is my ancient desktop which is located a floor away upstairs in our guest room.  So I have to schlep everything upstairs.  This is probably why I only use it about every 3-4 months which also explains why I have to reteach myself each time  I use it. 

But I do love to give personalized gifts.  People love stuff with their names on it and it makes quite a special gift.  Saturday was my son's girlfriend's sister's bridal shower.  I love being included in their family events because I have very little family.  I ordered robes from the internet from Cotton Age and kept my fingers crossed.  I ordered spa robes since the bride to be lives in Florida.

The robes turned out to be gorgeous and I embroidered one for the bride and one for the groom.   It was a great present. 

I also found a great bag for the gift.  The groom's family is part French and the soon to be bride is a francophile.  I have been trying to use reusable bags for gifts instead of disposable wrapping paper, so I was thrilled when I saw this bag.  Can't beat 99 cents.  Thank you TJ Maxx.

Here's to a happy and long marriage Katie and Jean Baptiste!


  1. They turned out great! Love the bag too.

  2. They are great. Good idea with the bag, I will keep that in mind.
    I can hardly wait for your book. I looked at it on Amazon and it made me want it more.
    Debbi F.

  3. They look wonderful to me.
    I do not know if I like mine, guess I need to use it, lol.


  4. When i first saw the bag, i thought you were making a new quilt. I like the bike and the circles together -- a possible future idea?

  5. Great gift for the newly weds. I love machine embroidery and use the HV Designer Diamond. Can your Bernina take designs using a usb stick instead? That might save you schlepping your machine around. That is definitely a hindrance.

    Hope to see more machine embroidery on your site.

  6. Unfortunately I have a Bernina 440, which has no brain of its own! I am weighing my options to make things easier. I have toyed with the idea of getting an embroidery only machine, but that option is the same price as upgrading my software.

  7. Beautiful. I have the 730. While I can hook up my laptop to my 730, I tend to copy my ME design from my laptop to the Bernina stick to transfer a design. Just seems like an easy process for me vs hooking up my laptop. And I agree a desktop would be a pain. But fortunately you can get cheap laptops now a days.



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