Hello Sewing Friends
Welcome to MK’s Sew-Able and a great year of Inspiration and Friendships. I hope you had a Wonderful Christmas and a brilliant start to your New Year.
It was my year for the Family Christmas Day. I was spoiled with gifts but I did get a very Special Present, a Son-in-Law. My daughter Cindy and her husband Allen, eloped on Christmas Eve. So exciting and wonderful for them, a perfect pair. Such a good decision, so much a ‘no stress’ way to go.
It was great to have 3 of my Children home, we were missing one but someone has to work Christmas Day. It’s always hard for everyone to be off at the same time.
I personally did not pick up a sewing needle, I took a machine and fabric to my son’s place in Buderim, but I suffered a severe migraine the first full day there, and of course the next day was very sluggish, by the time I was feeling strong, it was time to come home. I didn’t sew at home either but I have very tidy Linen and Laundry cupboards.
Well the Holiday is over and it’s back to work tomorrow. The shop opens at 9 am with the first day of Sit and Sew for 2018. I am looking forward to catching up with you.I would have loved the shop air-con at home a few days last week. Whew..
What’s new in shop? 3 colour ways of a lovely Paisley print arrived during the last week of 2017, and meterage was take from 2 colours as soon as it was seen. I also have new Owl and tractor prints. I am expecting a good top-up of Batiks to arrive during this week,along with some striking new panels. I am slso expecting pretty Pre-cuts packs. What a great way to start the year?
Kate and I spent a day in the shop last week, in PFAFF training on the new Creative Icon, along with 2 very special new owners of this machine, Pam was with us for awhile. I am so impressed !!! It has a 12.2in throat, 5in clearance from the head to the sewing bed and the distance under the needle to the stitch plate is 3 inches, finally, I can comfortably get my hand under there. And an incredible Threading system. The IDT lever has been lifted so it sits a little higher behind the head, there are new front ‘teeth’ on the feed dogs. I could go on and on. Everyone will say it’s just another Embroidery machine but I am here to say it is so much more, wow wow wow. No, I don’t have one in stock but there will be an event in-store to promote it. I may have the opportunity to baby-sit one for a few weeks while it’s Mum is away on the beach, fingers crossed. I will feed you teasers as time goes on. Impressed, did I say that??? Oh and Cath Quinlan, my PFAFF Qld Sales Manager and Educator, delivered my Sales Trophy, quite chuffed. You may be seeing a bit of Cath, if I have my way, a very knowledgeable young lady with a wide diversity of skills in the Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery world. Thank you Cath for a great day.
Looking for a bargain PFAFF machine. I have one PFAFF Creative 2.0 on the bench that I am selling for an amazing special price of $2699. This machine is equal to the Expression 4.2 but it has the added bonus of being an Embroidery machine. Come in for a demo, it won’t last long at this price and it is one only.
I have been thinking about this years classes and I have placed requests with Tutors for workshops, so lets see how we go. I do know Margaret Olive is definitely interested in tutoring for me and we intend to set a schedule during the quilt cruise to New Zealand. Marg is the tutor for the Quiltworx Fire Island Hosta pattern I am going to make, counting down and excited, we sail out of Sydney on the 31st January.
Our local artist, Chris Dowell, is also tutoring on this cruise, and we hope we can plan some interesting workshops together. Hopefully, we will also re-visit the dressmaking classes, but perhaps at a beginners level.
I will run Feet and Accessories events to help you understand the why and how of the feet you have with your machine, and also introduce you to extras. Perhaps Cath Quinlan of PFAFF will do a workshop or two.
I have sent invitations to Tutors from various genre, from making bags to stuffed toys, but until I get their acceptance, it is pointless to mention them individually.
Thank you for your time to read this, I will sending an update prior to my sailing on the 31st January.
Cheers and keep smiling, it makes everyone wonder what you’ve been up to
Marilyn of MK’s Sew-Able