Thursday, April 9, 2009

Holly Hobby To The Rescue!!!!

Over the past few months I have been shamed by my identical twin sister Julia and her craftiness, So I decided that I am going to have to pull out all of the stops to even come close to her amazing skills. I tired knitting, but I did not like it, I tried bootie making, but I screwed up like feeling a bit like Goldie Locks and The Three Bears I decided to try my hand at something else! My mother used to sew for Jules and I when we were babies through when we were in middle school and up. She did an AMAZING job and had to do two of everything she made! She still has most of the things she made! So I thought I might try my hand at sewing hoping that even a fraction of my mothers talent was spawned on me! Being a very sick lady today I was not able to leave the house. But...Holly Hobby (also known as Julia) was going to Plattsburgh for some car repairs so I asked her to do me a favor...pick me up a sewing machine, and the various assortment of things needed for making things ie: patterns, fabrics, bobbins, thread, needles, pins, scissors, etc. I gave her $200.00 and knew she would do me proud!

Here is what she came home with...

The Brother CE-5000PRW Project Runway Limited Edition
Computerized Sewing Machine!!!!!!

It is the Cadillac of sewing machines and I am quite intimidated by it to be honest...I mean look at all of the stitches it can do!!!
She also bought 3 patterns for tank tops of various styles, bobbins, sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, etc), seaming tape, elastic, threads, and a ton of fabric in assorted colors...all for $200.00
The woman can shop!!!! I am so excited and plan to try my hand at this amazing piece of machinery tomorrow if I am feeling better...screw it, I will use this tomorrow!

Oh...and she also gave me these GORGEOUS fetchings and matching hat that she MADE for me!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!
Did I mention that she puts me to shame?

Jules and Mom, I love you both and thank you for inspiring me every day and every way!!!


  1. wow you gals are talented...I love the mitts and hat!!

  2. laura, i just found this post....I must have missed it in the AWE of the finished projects from your sewing in the post above.

    I love you and am so proud of your new hobby.

    Love Jules