Thursday, May 08, 2008

Make A Statement


I've avoided blogging about such a very frivolous topic, but I can no longer avoid it. I bought a new sewing machine (or as the Bernina company now calls it) a sewing computer. It's the Bernina Aurora 435. It's an embroidery machine along with the smartest sewing machine I've ever used. (It can go from 0 to 5 buttonholes in 2.3 minutes.) It's kind of embarrassing at how much it costs, so I have refused to even mention here as of late that I got a new machine. (It makes me feel better that I bought the low-end model as far as embroidery machines go. It was sure tempting to buy the $6,000 model, shah right.)

But I'm taking the cat out of the bag because I must share with you all the new creative outlet I have now discovered due to this new sewing computer. Wise, witty, sharp, whatever you want to call them sayings are new being embroidered on aprons and such. Oh sure, the ladies down at the Bernina shop are all into embroidering gorgeous landscapes and their grandkids names (I'm the youngest in my classes by at least 20 years) but I'm most excited about embroidering my sarcasm onto cloth.

So if you have anything sharp and witty that would be great embroidered on an apron, pillow, t-shirt, toaster cozy, doggy sweater, whatever then send it my way. I'm achin' to embroider it. My next aprons I embroider (once I get rid of the virus that ate my lap top) will say "If you don't like it, starve" and "Because I Said So". And possibly a pillow that says, "Don't drool on me." A subliminal message t-shirt for my son that says "I love to play the piano" and a t-shirt for Ilene that says, "I Love to Clean My Room!" It's not cheaper than therapy, but it's a whole lot funner.

10 comments:

Lauriej said...

I always love the
1. Take It
2. Leave It

Anonymous said...

Oh, you could have sooooo much fun with this. I am jealous. I can just imagine sarcastic sayings all over your house, that would be great.
Carolyn#2

Ilene said...

I always remember mom answering our nagging questions, "What's for dinner?" with the response "Food."

Probably too long to be embroidered on an apron but man that response made us mad.

Now I see the wisdom in those words.

Oh, I have six pillows currently on my couch that are like 18 inches square (or some measurement like that). So, could you make six pillows that size and then another three of differing sizes?

Carrion said...

My sister is nuts!

aric & jess said...

I'm so jealous! I think I would have so much fun with a machine like that. You are one lucky girl!

Michael said...

What a cool sewing machine! Now you can embroider my hats and work coats with my name and company logo!!

Van Busta Rhymes said...

Hello, Cynthia.

I don't know if you remember me but this is Casey (Gibb) Van Buskirk. I stumbled on your blog and am loving it. I love your sewing room and all your great stuff you make. I have to ask you where you buy your fabric wholesale. I am so tired of spending so much on fabric. It's caused me to cut back on what I make because it's becoming cheaper to buy it. I hate that. I am getting ready to make some curtains for my family room but I am hesitant because the fabric I love is out of control expensive. It's great to see your blog and your darling family. You haven't changed a bit. And Oh, how I would love a sewing machine that embroiders. What fun.

Laura Lee said...

I think embroidered sarcasm is the best idea I've heard in a long time.

I saw my 2 year old nephew the other day and he was wearing a tee shirt that said "I still live with my parents".

Care Bear said...

Ok Ilene, but whenever we would ask Mom what was for dinner her prompt (and annoyed) response would always be "POISON." So Cyn, to follow up on the other embroidery ideas I've submitted, you should consider making one like that cute magnet you sent me: "I have to make it look like an accident!"

Sarah said...

What fun! One sarcastic thing I liked involved driving and the annoying line from the kids "Are we there yet?" response: "Yes, I'm just trying to find a parking spot." I don't know how it would translate to embroidery though...

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