Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gossypium Quilt Shop and New Baby Lock Sewing Machine

This morning Nim got some walking time with a couple of his friends. Definitely his longest and most rambunctious walk since being injured, so fingers crossed for no limping.

He was very content afterwards.

After the morning walk I came home and went to work on massive housecleaning. This large box was taking up a space in the house and it was time to make room for my new machine inside.

Yes, I got a new sewing machine! My mom has wanted to buy me a new sewing machine for several years, somehow 40th birthday seemed like the perfect time. :)

The smaller machine on the left is a Pfaff Creative 1371. It is over 25 years old. My mom has a long history of sewing on it, and I have really put the miles on it these past few years.

Just looking at the two machines (and if you sew knowing the massive changes in machines over the past 25 years) you can probably imagine I am a bit intimidated by this new Baby Lock Crescendo. But I also am really excited to start sewing and quilting on it. Expect more posts on my experiences with it soon.

Before we went sewing machine shopping we stopped at Gossypium Quilt Shop in Issaquah. I missed their grand opening last week because I was sick.

I have to admit, this shop has absolutely exceeded my expectation. It is a big, bright store with a lot of inventory and a down-to-earth atmosphere. The shop owner was behind the desk and her really nice daughter was moving bolts around the shop trying to make room for the latest fabric order. I will absolutely be visiting this store again.


  1. Congratulations on your new machine! Just look at how much more throat room you have for quilting. That was one of the things I liked best about my machine. I can't wait to see what you do with all that pretty blue fabric too.

    Glad to hear Nim had a nice walk. Millie has her paws crossed that he doesn't start limping again.


    1. I know! And it has a table as well...I forgot to put a photo of that. Probably when I am ready to brave my first quilting on it.

      Thank you SO much for your good thoughts...both of you. :) Millie knows how hard it is to be a young dog and not be able to be active.

  2. That is one huge sewing machine compared to your other one! Hope you enjoy your new one as long as you have with your old one!

    I sure hope Nim's limping is gone! I think he still wants some of those stroller rides though. :)

    Not sure if your birthday has passed or if it is yet to be, but I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!

    1. I agree...this machine has to last decades.

      Even I might miss the stroller...a tiny bit. :)

      Thank you! My birthday was on the 13th. I was a little out of sorts on it, but I think that had a lot more to do with life stress than the actual aging part.