What’s on your Christmas List?
Trying to give my husband a workable list of options for the upcoming holiday, and wondering, what’s on your wish list?
Mine: A Tutto Machine Case on Wheels, a pair of applique scissors for narrow hems, a tailoring ham, and “Shirtmaking” by David Page Coffin. Most of it he can get online at Joann’s, so it should be pretty simple!
I’m tempted to use a tip from the last issue, and also ask for a football tee to hold the ham while I’m pressing. A “must”, or “nice to have”?
Great thread! I am asking (and getting soon) for a felting machine. I should have it within the next couple of weeks. That is all I want.
You will love love love your felter!! Merry Christmas to you!!
I agree that Football tee was really a great idea...I just might have to look into that...
So what is on my wish list...
My sewing room finished...that means a sewing table for my machine and serger...great organizational system for everything..Color and fun in my room as well as I am sharing it with my two daughters so I need to find a place for at least my oldest daughters' sewing machine to have out at all times..
Of course that request is like huge..
So some smaller ones are dress form..I have been intrigued on that Bernina "My Label" Software...want to check into that further..I don't have a bernina so I don't know if it is doable for all. Oh yeah a rolling tote for my serger would be fantastic!!
I have tons of other little notions but to many to list..
I do have others that are non related to sewing
I think that is about it..wonderful thread I might get more on my list as others post!! Thanks
Edited 11/25/2007 12:52 pm by blondie2sew
I can't imagine what my husband would come home with if I put sewing-related items on my wish list--he's a tool fanatic who would want to get the biggest, most complicated machine available, even if I'd never use it. Not a problem for other people, but I'm trying to free up space, not store more pieces of equipment!
Many sewing items, new cd's ( love to sew to music). New shoes to go with new dresses, handbags...... my list is endless.
Since the refrigerator just stopped that is first on the list....At least it is white, humms during the day, and keeps chocolates cool on the very hot summer xmas days.
Most of all I will enjoy spending time with family.
I am hoping that my son and daughter in law, my daughter and grandchildren will be here celebrating with us. That would be my dearest Christmas wish! Mary
That would be wonderful!
I will pray and hope your wish comes true.
Thomas is so excited nanna will be here. nanna is excited too! We are going 'girlie shopping'. She tells everyone I am her daughter doesn't use D-In-Law. The one she couldn't have. She's a very special 2nd mum..as I am sure you are to your D-I-L.
Mum went to Tenterfield for lawn bowls competition ( the tenterfield saddler - Peter Allen - the boy from oz......) and has bought 'someting special' for me and kev for xmas.
She wants this xmas to be fun fun fun, and we will be remembering lost loved ones..... 3 family members passed away within a few months of each other...hard year this year.
Back to embroidering...........
I have a few sewing-related things on my Christmas list this year--a new pincushion, and the "Fit for Real People" and "Pants for Real People" books.
I'm planning to buy a serger with my end-of-year bonus from work. Still debating on the Babylock "Evolve" or the Janome "Compulock". After Christmas I'll have time to go to the dealers and check them out.
I got a tailor's ham for Christmas several years ago, a June Tailor one I think. It came with a holder, and I use it quite a bit. Mine is plastic, but Clotilde has a wooden one: http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=650 Using a football tee would be worth a try if your ham isn't too large for it.
With regard to your serger purchase.....I have both of those machines.....the janome Compulock and the babylock evolve. They're both good but the Evolve is easier to thread and change from one stitch to another............JMHO The Compulock is several years old but I don't think they've changed much. I really really like the jet-thread feature of the Evolve..........probably the biggest reason I bought it.....and the ease in switching to a coverhem. As my eyes age, I figured that threading would be a great asset...........and even though I still have great vision, I do enjoy the ease.
Happy Hunting........just make sure you try each and talk with the dealer. A good dealership is worth it's weight in gold.
Thanks for the information about the two sergers. I want a serger that will do a coverhem, and ease in threading and switching stitches is important. My sewing and embroidery machines are both Janomes, and I do like the dealer. The BabyLock dealer is actually closer to home, and I have bought fabric and notions there, but have no experience with their machines.
So far, my research has all been online, and I have narrowed it down to these two machines. I'm looking forward to actually test-driving the machines after Christmas. Thanks again for your input--I value your opinion!
I would love the "Treasure Chest" from Madeira filled with their classic 40 range of machine embroidery thread, but unless I win the lottery I don't see it sitting in my stocking Christmas morning. I have 4 children and in answer to their annual question " what would you like for Christmas" I tell them to surprise me. They do with some hilarious results. I think I've only been dissapointed once with my present from Santa, (my daughters gift one year) I got a bread maker, I hated it, it didn't come out of its box, though I did try to hide my dissapointment. My daughter however is very good at reading my response to things, and knew instantly she'd given me something she had wanted herself, it had been the only time I'd actually said that I would love some machine embroidery thread, or some sewing notions and given her a list to work from. She didn't feel threads or notions were a good Christmas gift, so ignored my request, now she heeds the "surprise me with something small"
My DH bless him never got it right till the year I bought my own gift from him, after that, every Christmas morning he'd wait to see what he'd bought me, and congratulate himself on his excellent choice of gift. He died 4 years ago but I still buy a small gift for myself from him that goes under the tree along with all the other gifts. So what would be on my list? at least one pop up book, the latest Shrek video or the Pirates of the Caribean, a box of fruit jelly sweets,a tape measure with a homing device fitted, a sat nav for the car as I have no sense of direction, a few reels of Madeira classic 40 machine embroidery threads, the company of my family and friends.
I have the Treasure Chest and it is wonderful......I can always find a color to match or closely match the recommended on the color change sheet. Nancy's Notions has both the rayon and the poly chests on sale...........each $298 plus shipping. I really went whole-hog and got the poly one after I had the rayon for a while. I do kids' wear and kitchen things....the poly is nice for things that get washed over and over......altho' I did some toddler bibs for dd's daycare and they're going strong after 4 years of abuse and that was rayon thread!
I have found I spent less money on thread by having them sitting right here...... Maybe you can convince some nice Santa to give you $$$ so you can order your own chest!! ha ha........let's see $300 divided by 4................oh, never mind.......... LOL I need to mind my own business!
Happy Stitching and Merry Christmas!
Hi Kay, here in England the 6 drawer treasure chest is $1600, so unless all the family neighbours and friends chip in, it's wait for the lottery win. Suppose I'll have start buying a ticket, but who knows, Santa has surprised me before.
Wow! Major price difference! I can see why you would wait for a lottery win! Guess I would, too! Maybe Santa will be extra nice this year...........fingers crossed!
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