I decided to break in the new machine by making a little 'something' for Precious (Who is now, btw, Princess. To be more exact, Xena, Warrior Princess. Yeah, everyone in this household has many, many names.)
I tested out the buttonhole function (AMAZING), the embroidery edit functions (I made all that embroidery from scratch!), and the decorative edging function (would work far better on something other than velvet!)
It's black velvet, embroidered with lavender, lined with purple fleece, and buttons with a snazzy satin button - all from my stash. (Viva la stash!)
It looks a bit like a bib in the picture, but it's WAI cuter on Precious/Princess/Xena! (It helps that she's an adorable gal!) She was hanging out with Hubby in the Man Cave all snuggly-like, and she wasn't too thrilled to be woken up only to play dress-up, hence the nonplussed expression. ;)
She'll be wearing her new duds to PetCo, PetSmart, and on walks and such (weather permitting). Aint she adorabz?!
Long story short, I totally <3 my new machine.
Like.......SO MUCH. It was a huge purchase, but worth it in the end. Totes. I'm a super happy girl. I just need to use it *all the time* to justify it. *hint, hint* ;)
Oh, also......Other Noelle.........I dug out my old Derby helmet and took pictures for ya!
Makes me want to dig out the skates too, before the weather gets too bad! Hm - I wonder how PPX would do with me on skates?