10 November 2015

Meet My New Baby

I don't know how to say this to my loyal readers, so I'm just going to blurt it out.  I have a new baby.  Actually, I have 3 new babies.  I know!  How could I keep such information from you?  I felt guilty about it for a while, but it feels good to just be straight with you.  I'm introducing just one of them today. Meet Crescendo:
Crescendo is an absolute dream.  She just has this glow about her.  Seriously, though, no more of that yellow, dim light.  This baby lights up...in more than one way.  She also has a red light beam that predicts the future.  Well, at least it shows you where your stitches are going to be if you stay the course of what you're sewing.  It comes in handy for darts.  Am I the only one who hates to draw dart lines?  This does all the work for you, just start at the seam and aim it at the ending point and voila! Perfect darts every time.

But her impressiveness doesn't end there.  No siree.  I'm just beginning.  She.  Has.  An.  Automatic.  Needle.  Threader.  I am so spoiled.  I never want to thread another needle again! That's right.  No more cutting of fuzzy ends, licking and trying 13 times to get that darn thread through the tiny whole. Such a dream.
What else do I love about my new Babylock?  She politely lets me know I'm running out of bobbin thread so I don't get caught in that moment where I've just stitched the most beautiful topstitching of my life for the past 5 minutes...except there's no bobbin thread! Never again.  Crescendo keeps me informed.  She also doesn't mind that I like to push her buttons:  A button for needle up/down.  A button for going (no pedal needed if you prefer!) A button for the presser foot (I know!) And, my all time favorite button....a thread clipping button!!!  Doesn't it just make your heart beat faster?
I know a mother is rather partial to her babies, but I got a good one, guys.  I already have so many adventures planned with her, I can't wait.  I don't even mind staying up through the night with her, she's such good company.
Also, if you were wondering, my "Sewers Gonna Sew" t-shirt is from the lovely Kate of See Kate Sew.  I love it, too. ;)

19 comments:

  1. I inherited a machine with some similar features, though not quite the same glow (or brand). The automatic threading is great--when it works. Sometimes the button doesn't respond at all. Even when it does, the thread usually just gets close to the needle. But it's the in-between part that is difficult. When I'm running out of bobbin thread, my machine displays a tearful frowny face. Is that what yours does? I have to say the red sight line sounds pretty awesome. Enjoy your new baby!

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    1. Yes, a frowny face and a beep. Thank you!

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  2. YOUR PANTS ARE AMAZING.
    (And yes, I knew that was all caps. I'm not an old person who never turns off the caps lock. I'm just really enthusiastic about your pants.:)

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  3. Beautiful!
    So... What are doing with your old machine? Ready to hand it down to a devoted reader (like me)?!?

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    1. I'll pull it out when I have crazy sewing parties. ;)

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  4. Could you be any more charming?!

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    1. Only if you gave me some lessons! ;)

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  5. Where can I find your shoes??? THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!!

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    1. I got them on zulily. I love that they have a bright sole. ;)

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  6. I am sew in love with you right now! and I totally ordered that shirt. I'm gonna wear it with pride and possibly sparkly leggings... As always, you are an amazingly refreshing and stylish!!

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  7. I will also say this, because it bears repeating!!!! YOUR PANTS ARE AMAZING.
    As in, awesome sauce, the.bomb., I covet thy pants, AMAZING!
    Please inform these lowly readers where you bought them/fabric so we can flatter by imitation. Thank you!

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    1. The brand is La Cite, but they are getting worn out, so I may have to be on the hunt for some fabric and we can all make our own!

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    2. Please let us know if you find the fabric!

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  8. I have been sewing for forty years, since I was 8 & I don't need a fancy schmancy machine, but all I have ever longed for is one that would tell me when the bobbin was running out. OMG. Finally a really sewing advance. Take my money. Well not really, but wow.
    Is it also fast? Because I have an industrial & I might seriously be tempted if it sews like the wind.
    Have fun. I'm a teeny bit jealous.
    BTW you look fabo ��

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    1. It's pretty speedy. Probably not quite as fast as an industrial, but it has 3 speed settings.

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  9. now i'm convinced i need that machine...
    Thanks for sharing your news. Looking forward to meet your other 2 new babies :-)
    Have a nice day!

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