Friday, May 29, 2009

Houston, the Eagle Brother Has Landed

Finally. The sewing machine was delivered yesterday. I checked the tracking number and it was scanned out to the delivery truck at 6 a.m., but it didn't actually arrive at my house until 4 p.m. No matter. It was like Christmas!

Yes, I keep a sparkly silver tree in my sewing room all year round. Why? Because it makes me happy. (Actually I have two silver Christmas trees in that room).

Just like Christmas, I excitedly open the box.

Here's the machine under the tree. One of the reasons I picked this model was because it came with this extension table. By the way, for all who asked, this is a Brother CS6000i.

There were pedals, cords and accessories.

Here's a better picture of it. The light is a little wierd. It's similar to those book lights. No matter, I've got plenty of task lighting I can use.

I had some reading to do.

There's an automatic feature that threads the needle. I guess that makes this the senior citizen model.

Taking a test spin.

I made a quick sampler of the different stitches.

I already know which ones are going to be my favorites. There's a little daisy chain of flowers that's really cute.

Beverly is fine with the new addition. It was getting a little lonely in there and she's glad to have some companionship.

Now the heat is on. I've got to start actually producing something.

Do you notice anything unusual on the work table? More about that next week.

Thanks for following along as the Brother made it's way from Florida to Illinois.


Susan said...

HOW EXCITING. You are going to love all those stitches.

Anonymous said...

I am in the search of a good sewing machine to buy so please keep us up to date as to how you like this Brother machine... Thanks! Hope it's a honey for you.

The Blue Ridge Gal

~ Sara ~ said...

What you didn't get the one with the camera and a half a million stitches you'll never use? :) lol


chocolatechic said... fun.

Mim said...

Oooo, I love all those fancy stitches. Hmmm, now I'm thinkin maybe I need a new machine. ;0)

Significant Snail said...

Did you crochet that little sock monkey already?? Your good! Love those stitches - I don't have a machine that will do that, but I do have a fabulous old straight stitch Singer, a 'newer' zigzag and a serger. Those little monkeys would make cute Christmas tree ornaments...

Piecefulafternoon said...

I have that same machine - it was a christmas gift two years ago - and I love it - the fancy stitches are great for hemming napkins - and lots of other stuff - and oh those buttonholes - zip zip quick. Enjoy!!!

JC said...

I have an old machine
Used to make all sorts of things for the kids
Blankets, costumes
I need to dust it off and make a quilt or something don't ya think?

lisa said...

Suddenly I want a sewing machine! I'll love seeing what you make with this - you're such an inspiration!

By the way, I'm BACK in the good ol' USA, and happier than ever! :o) Thanks for all your kindness and support!

BellaDella said...

I think you just sold me one. What got me was the part about automatically threading the needle. Sold. Those stitches are great too!

Have a great weekend.

Leann said...

Ohhh you are one lucky girl! And I see nothing wrong with having Christmas trees in your sewing room:)

Enjoy your day!

LDF said...

Congratulations! I treated myself to a new Brother this spring too. And I love it! I've never had a sewing machine that did fancy stitches (zig zag doesn't count) before. Now I just wish I had more time to play with it!

Tom and Cindy said...

Congratulations! I love sewing. I am sure you will put your new machine to good use.
Re: the Christmas trees. All that matters is that they make you happy. I am so old now that I care no longer what other people think. Happens when you age.. LOL
Thanks for sharing.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Suzanne; I am so happy for you, your new sewing machine is so pretty, and look at all those stitches it does.... wow, love the large table it has too. And how sweet of Beverly to welcome her new brother to the family... Happy sewing


lifeinredshoes said...

Be. Still. My. Heart.
And Bev honey, nothing can ever replace you:)

Anonymous said...

Hi there,I saw the little sock monkey did you already make him he is too cute.You can have a tree any time you wont.Nice sewing machine I wish that I could sew.

American in Norway said...

yee haw! Now we rally can start planning what I am going to wear for 17th of May next year! I so want to learn how to sew.... Very cool!

Jaime said...

WOW! That is some fancy machine. I love it! I wish I had one too. Happy Sewing!

Mommy of M's said...

I'm not sure how I ended up on your blog....maybe I got lost?

Anywhoo, nice new machine. I love that you named your old machine. I wonder why I never thought of that. I am so going to name my machine!!

mandylifeboats said...

i bought this very same sewing machine from walmart; i had high hopes for it but i think someone might have dropped it before i bought it. it was a lemon right from the start. it sews just fine but it is making a clunking noise in the bobbin case and i feel like i need to wear goggles while sewing. :-(

Story said...

that is a fabulous green sewing machine! What model is that?

Suzanne said...

Story - That's a vintage Sewmor. Fabulous machine. It's my workhorse.