My softie came all the way from London from Mary of The Wool Palace. Not only did I get a cute little kitty softie, but also a skein of sock yarn (dyed by Mary) and two blocks of Green and Black's Organic Chocolate. One of them was bittersweet with ginger...my favorite. Thanks, Mary!
Putting together my Back-tack softie made me want to get back into sewing again. I used to sew quite a bit years ago, but my machine I have had for the past 20 years is not the best. I really wanted to start sewing for the Bean (little kid clothes are so quick to put together), so I decided to get a new machine. In about two weeks time, a new Bernina Activa 220 will be here in my hot little hands. A shop near my house had them for 25% off, so I figured "why not." I was pretty disappointed when I found out they had none in stock and had to order it. Oh well, I guess two weeks isn't that long to wait considering I have been contemplating this purchase for months now. Is there anyone out there who has this machine? Do you like it? It is a pretty big step-up for me as I have never had a computerized sewing machine. Just enough bells and whistles without being too complicated to operate. You should see the projects already lined up!