Yesterday, I picked up my new sewing machine. It's a Pfaff Expression 150 and it's kind of a birthday present since my birthday is on Sunday. This is not normally what I would spend on a birthday gift, but I've been waiting for some time for a new machine. The timing and the price just happened to be right. I took this picture after dark last night. I can't get a better one today as the sun is streaming in through the shears on the window.
That's my old machine in behind just as a comparison of size. It almost takes up the whole opening where the insert fit for the other machine. The new one has lots more stitches and has a 10 inch bed.
I figured out how to wind the bobbin, thread it and set it up for free motion quilting. Wow, it sews like a dream. Very smooth! I'm feeling very lucky and happy right now.
I free motioned on a small section of the Fantasy Garden and added some Shiva Painstick.
Now, I'm adding a bit of hand stitching with a metallic thread.
I also soaked another white long sleeved tee in my leftover natural dye yesterday. The color is derived from a natural bark from the Logwood tree which I only learned about after I had ordered it. Apparently, it grows in rainforest areas and is being over logged due to its popularity. So, I shall only use what I have.
This is the front. A few leaves have imprinted nicely.
This is a section of the back. Makes putting on pyjamas fun!
Now, I must go get ready to get outside and enjoy some of this lovely weather.