08 November, 2012

Never Say Never!

When I bought my sewing machine a few years back I knew what I wanted, one that made a really pretty buttonhole stitch for appliqué. Shirley, my friend who owns the local Bernina shop, told me that I needed a machine with embroidery too; I assured her that I didn't, "I'll never use that" was my reply. Yesterday I continued to stitch signature blocks, an ongoing project that will become a commemorative Centennial quilt for a local church, there will be 116 blocks!
The ever-growing pile!
There were monograms to be added to T-shirts for three little sisters too.
As you can plainly see, I did listen to Shirley and went for the embroidery!

I do recall telling my husband back in the early 80's that I'd never use a microwave either.
You think I'd learn. 
Never say never!
Life is Good!

10 comments:

Kathy said...

I relate. When my husband talked about getting a computer years ago, I wondered what on earth we'd do with it. Now I'd be lost without it.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I also got the TOL Bernina machine years ago when I really was just looking for a good machine to quilt. Never have used it much but now that I'm retired I am thinking about getting into it again. It could expand my quilt block horizons ;-) You're right ... NEVER say never ...
Linda

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have an embroidery machine too but sad to say I don't use that component nearly as much as I want to. So many quilts...so little time. :) blessings, marlene

Janet O. said...

And I'm one who decided NOT to get the embroidery machine--so I have never used it. No choice now. I'm sure if I had purchased it, I would have found many ways to put it to use. Your two ideas here are wonderful!

AnnieO said...

Never is a very common place to mention, but seldom visited :)

Ancestor Collector said...

So, the important question for you is this: What are you saying "never" to now that you will change your mind about in the future? Interesting to contemplate, yes? ;-)

Paula, the quilter said...

Someone loaned me their embroidery machine. I played around with it and realized I didn't like sitting there watching the 'wheels go round and round'. I did some embroideries and had the foresight to cut them out larger for use in labels. What I am really sorry that I did not insist upon was a font. I let the dealer talk me into a quilter's edition that substituted a stitch (that I don't use) for the font that I have wished for many times over the years.

leigh anna said...

To answer Paulie's question, I know one thing you will NEVER do, and you really will NEVER do it!

Quilter Steph said...

Hi! The t-shirts are lovely! What stablizer did you use? Thread? Thanks.

* said...

I got into quilting by way of machine embroidery. I now do all of my quilt labels in embroidery. I also do shirts, towels, sheets and pillowcases, etc. as smaller gifts. And today I was embroidering napkins while I was also doing applique on another machine. Love the sound of two machines going at the same time. :-)