Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy birthday to the Queen!

And also to me:) My birthday is also in June and I often get to celebrate it on the long weekend that we have here in Australia for the Queens Birthday holiday. And this year my wonderful family bought me a new sewing machine! 
This is one of the new Singer 160 limited edition machines - I have owned another Singer for over 20 years now, and my mum had one that I learned to sew on as a teenager. And this one is computerized too. There is a great review of the machine here.
I also have one of the old vintage SInger treadle sewing machines that still works - my dad rescued it from the dump and restored it. There is some wonderful information on the history of the Singer machines here.


I inherited a sewing machine cabinet from my Grandmother but this machine is too wide to lower down into it so it will have to stay on top ready for stitching. So I will have to make a lovely new sewing machine cover to keep it safe from dust.
I also received some lovely roses and a couple of CD's to listen to whilst I stitch (yes -  I am a bit of a Gleek!)
And a very sweet text message from my darling daughter:
Kirsten.

13 comments:

  1. awwwwwww!!! Kids love those emoticons! Happy birthday :-D

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  2. Aaaaaaaw! I was all impressed with the present until I got to the text. Bless, that is just wonderful all round!

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  3. Ooo saw this machine on Create and Craft yesterday, so jealous!

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  4. Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear Kirsten
    Happy birthday to you

    Hope you had a fab day, and enjoy your new toy :o)

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  5. Oh my what a wonderful family! That machine is awesome, enjoy!

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  6. Happy Birthday! What a lovely gift! That machine is stunning. Enjoy your day and may the new year be filled with creativity, joy, and laughter.
    Carol

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  7. Happy birthday Kirsten! Enjoy your new machine. :)

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  8. Happy birthday! I'm a gleek, too. ;) the show is actually based on my high school!
    Enjoy your day!

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  9. Happy birthday! Nice machine and that text just makes me smile!

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  10. Happy Birthday (from another Gleek!). I love that seeing machine - how is it?

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  11. Happy birthday, may all your wishes come true!
    This sewing machine is so beautiful - congratulations :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  12. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I'm catching up on some blogs tonight and see I missed it. Love the bags you have made, especially the Go Anywhere!

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