Thursday, March 20, 2014

This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship Me + Bernina!

This is me taking ownership of my first Bernina machine (Activa 210) that I won in an apron making contest
I am beyond excited to have permission to make a very exciting announcement~ I have been bestowed the honor of being chosen to be an Ambassador for Bernina for the next year.  For anyone not familiar with what that is - I get to represent the brand and contribute with projects patterns and blog posts)  If you have been following my blog for long you likely already know that my sewing journey really took off when I won a Bernina sewing machine (an Activa 210) in a Bernina sponsored apron making contest a few years back, and I have loved the company and my dear prize machine loyally ever since.  To be able to be an ambassador for the brand is just amazing, and so very exciting.  I will be getting to loan and test a very fancy and BIG new machine for the next year- and I can't wait to get my hands on it.  (Any day now I am told)  Which one you ask?  Well you will just have to wait and see!  So- stand by for lots more fun and get to know my new machine with me- I sure am ready for a fun year- are you?

Monday, March 3, 2014

We took a nice long walk in a local desert wash near a nature preserve in White Water Ca and interesting textures and colors were so inspiring.  I couldn't help of thinking of new quilting designs and color schemes when amongst such stark beauty.  Of course I snapped a few photos for you all to share the eye candy, and had to throw a few puppy shots in there too because if that isn't eye candy I sure don't know what is!  Next time you are feeling uninspired may I recommend a walk in nature- it sure has worked wonders for me!