Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Welcome Bunny Lu!

Well, I have a new addition to my home, but it's not a baby, it's a new little Singer Featherweight machine.  I'd like to introduce you to Bunny Lu (at least that's what I'm calling her right now--for absolutely unknown reasons!).
 
 
She's a sweet little machine that is in lovely shape and runs like a dream.  She also came with a myriad of attachments including three that I've been looking for for quite a while--a buttonholer, a zigzag attachment, and a walking foot.
 
I tried out the buttonholer over the weekend and was excitedly showing my family how wonderful it came out.  I was absolutely thrilled to pieces!  Although I think they might have thought that I fell off of my rocker a bit.  Now I don't have to go searching in the depths of our daughters' playroom closet looking for their sewing machine (a nice little portable Janome) and its buttonhole attachment.  I thought I was going to be driven to distraction last week trying to make a buttonhole and not being able to find the darned attachment!  Well now I won't have that problem ever again!

 
I have been hoping to find a sister for my dear little Annie Mae machine, because sometimes she gets a little tired and "hot under the collar" after I've been sewing for a long time.  I wanted to be able to give her a much deserved rest at these times, but I still wanted to be able to get some work done with another machine.
 
 
Well, last week one of my friends commented on Facebook about the above photo of me with sweet Annie Mae and put me in touch with her neighbor who was needing to sell a Featherweight.  And the rest, as they say, is history!  Dear Bunny Lu was welcomed into our home with open arms!
 
Thanks, Linda!!!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl
 

14 comments:

  1. How exciting to have a new addition to your home...esp when you will get so much pleasure out of using it.
    Hugs,
    A x

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    1. Thanks, Annie! I'm sewing a bear with her now and finding that she's a speedy little machine. Naming her Bunny seems quite appropriate now!

      Warmly,
      Cheryl

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  2. Hi Cheryl,

    Happy Days for you! Yea for a new/old machine. I knew people named their cars though I never have. Now you tell me my machine has gone for years without knowing its name?? Ha ha! I guess people name all kinds of things. So here's my hearty welcome to Bunny Lu! Happy Sewing!

    ~ginger

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    1. I suppose your sewing machine might start to sulk if you don't name it soon!

      Thanks, Ginger!
      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  3. Have fun with your new wee friend! My machine is Big Brother. I have one that I take with me places that is Little Brother, and I also have an overlocker called Big Brother's Little Brother. Guess what brand ;o)

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    1. LOL, Katy!! Thanks for the giggle!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  4. Bunny Lu looks as though she was meant to be yours.
    I'm an sure she loves sewing bears.
    What a great machine.
    hugs

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    1. I think Bunny Lu is very excited to be sewing bears--perhaps a bit TOO excited. She does zoom around! But she's a lot of fun, too, even though I have to work to reign her in!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  5. How awesome finding a lovely sewing machine. I have been using my old Bernina (no it doesn't have a name) for the past 30 something years & I'm thinking I would like a back-up machine for the days it doesn't go so well (always seems to happen when I have something special to sew)!

    Enjoy your lovely machine!

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    1. Isn't that how it always goes? When you HAVE to sew something special, the machine decides that it's tired. Ack!

      Thanks, Joolz!
      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  6. Beautiful Cheryl. I saw that post, and wondered if there would be a new addition to your family. So glad for you there is.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! Yep! You were right that there was a new addition heading our way.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  7. Your Bunny Lu is BEAUTIFUL. Lots of HUGS, Ece...

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