Saturday, March 13, 2010

My New Friend Juki

I haven't blogged in a while partially because I haven't sewn forever because I've been in need of a new sewing machine. Now I'm so excited, I finally have my first brand new sewing machine, my previous machines were all used and didn't usually have an owner's manual with it, so I would have to figure things out on my own. This machine is computerized so I don't have to fuss with a lot of different things, it's the Juki HZL-E80. So far this machine is so nice. I researched different machines and for what I needed and what I was willing to pay, this was the best buy for me. I found an awesome deal on it too.

I had bought some fat quarters, with Amy Butler fabric, waiting to be used. I had just the project in mind for my first try at this wonderful sewing machine and here is what I made. It's just the size I wanted.

If you want to know where to find the pattern go here. It is a very cute and easy pattern. It only requires two fat quarters for fabric.

My second son Tanner had his ninth birthday and had a friend party too. I dread throwing friend birthday parties, but they always turn out great. We have a rule that guests DO NOT bring gifts. It sounds odd to most, but I think we get a better turn out because of it, we don't want someone not coming because they didn't buy a gift. Plus it takes a load off parents, I think.

Tanner has a book that gives him something to do when he's bored, The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, you know the child that always says he's bored, that's him. So here are a couple of things that keep him busy. His Little Man, and shrunken apple heads, Bob and Sally. Aren't they so cute? (ha ha ha)


  1. Love the bag, you do such a wonderful job sewing. Make lots of them for the bazaar, ok?

    Tanner cracks me up, he is an awesome kid, but then again I'm sure you know that.

    Love ya,

  2. I cannot believe Tanner is nine. Time flies!

  3. Yay for you getting a new sewing machine!!! I am drooling over both the machine and way cute bag.

  4. So what is your opinion on your sewing machine so far? I am curious as I am planning to buy a sewing machine and have my eye on this type.

    1. I've had the Juki sewing machine for two years now and I still love it! I haven't had any problems with it. I do free motion quilting with it, I used it when I reupholstered my couch, and it's done great. I would recommend it! I didn't need all the stitches it came with, but I got such a great deal on Amazon I got it anyways.

    2. Thank you for your reply. Great! Now I can go ahead and become your Icelandic sister in Juki sewing machine delight :)