Monday, October 12, 2009

My New Birthday Present


Guess what I got for my birthday yesterday? A new sewing machine. I have always wanted one. I have limited sewing skills but I am so excited that I have received this little sweetie. My mind is racing on where to start. I must think of a name for her......any suggestions?

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I have named my sewing machine "Sandy" from a suggestion in comments - thanks Curly Pops

40 comments:

  1. Suggestions for names? Violet, Maisie, Sadie, Josephine. Lucky girl! I am dying to sew when I see some of the lovely things people make. I love fabrics as well. I am thinking of buying the new Cath Kidston book, SEW but wondering if I will just let it sit there! Can't wait to see what you make and I hope you had a lovely birthday. xx

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  2. oh my lucky you! what a lovely pressie. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your wall papered doors too!!!

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  3. what a great gift! I know I need a new one!I would name it maybe breezy?I don't know it was just the first thing that came to mind!

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  4. Happy Birthday! What a fabulous present - I would love to be able to sew. Leigh

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  5. I know it's not very creative, but this is the name that came to mind, "workin' bee". I'm sure you're going to come up with something sweeter for your sweetie!

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  6. Oh Fantastic! - Happy Birthday :)

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  7. Sending a big happy birthday wish your way. Did you get an industrial singer? My dh is bugging me about fixing an old one we have in the basement...I don't know.

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  8. Oh! I have heard just wonderful thins about Singer's - I have limited sewing skills myself, but always wish I was great at it.
    You could call her...Melody :)She's a singer after all.

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your new sewing machine.. a name... I'm not sure. Something quirky and crafty sounding...

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  10. At first I thought that was you peeking through the sewing machine! But no, I bet your new machine is a bit more...modern? I call my machine Pam, after the lovely woman who sold her to me at Spotlight. Maybe you could name yours after another lovely woman in your life, now or in the past. Did you have an aunt or nan who sewed, maybe a neighbour? Let us know what you decide. I'm sure you have lots of lovely sewing adventures ahead of you xo ps oh, Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Ah wicked! Bertie maybe?! Selina the Sewing Machine? Hmmm... I'm like you - new to sewing. My machine has been collecting dust in its box for years now but I am trying my darn best to make use of it now. Just discovered thread and material at a reasonable price at Shepherd's Bush market so maybe I can stop delaying and get on with making that patchwork quilt that I've always wanted to make now. May need to practise a bit first though... xxx

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  12. Happy birthday to you :)

    Lovely present.

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  13. I am terrible with thinking up names... And sewing too - i would love to sew!! x

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  14. happy birthday simone! what a lovely present!! i would call it my sweet sing... my grandma used to have one, who knows where is it right now... i need to find it!
    have a lovely monday!
    justyna

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  15. Happy happy belated birthday! Hope your day was wonderful!!! hugs from germany,geisslein

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  16. aaw happy birthday! good luck with the sewing machine, theyre very fun to play around ;)

    kinda sad but i call mine susie the sewing machine, i am a sucker for alliteration!

    sugar
    xoxo

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  17. aaw happy birthday! good luck with the sewing machine, i still love playing around with mine ;)

    kinda sad but i call mine susie the sewing machine, im a sucker for alliteration!

    sugar
    xoxo

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  18. Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!

    How exciting that you got a sewing machine! Can't wait to see what you create with your new treasure. Missed you while I was away, hope all is well.

    Big Hugs,
    Karyn

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  19. I called my very old kenwood mixer Bertha- it always seems like a could name for a machine, though my sewing machines are all anonymous so far- good luck with yours though theres so much you can do now.....

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  20. Very cool! I would ask the sewing machine what her name is. Seriously. Just ask and whatever name pops into your mind will be her name. That's how I name lots of things in my life.

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  21. oh my gosh i am so jealous. i've been wanting one...maybe i'll get one for my birthday next month. :) annd you should name her rosette. that was the first thing that popped into my mind!

    - lauren xoxo

    laurennicolelove.blogspot.com

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  22. Great gift ! Much luck on all your projects!
    I've never named my machines..so I can't help you there.

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  23. You lucky girl! Happy birthday!

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  24. First of all, Happy Birthday!! And secondly, a sewing machine - so exciting! Have fun with it.

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  25. Tressie, short for Seamstress?

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  26. Fab! Fun! Congrats and happy birthday!

    Name? How about Bethel? Bethel's an old school girl you can rely on.

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  27. Happy Birthday for yesterday, once you get started with the sewing, there will be no stopping you!
    Have fun creating!
    Sue

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  28. sooooooo lovely...Happy Birthday and yes yes name her please!!!!! She must have an identity...anything important to me always gets named!

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  29. Happy birthday! what a wonderful gift...!

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  30. Hi Simone, Happy Birthday! I would say the name would depend on how the sewing is going, it may change with frustration, just joking.To start with its a sewing machine so it has to be a she! I always like names that start with a title like Lady Susan Humbleydoo or include the brand in someway like Mrs Penelope Singeraling. Ladies years ago were always addressed by their status so it suits vintage or vintage inspired treasures I feel, A fun thing to think about, now I can't stop thinking of names,lol, cheers Katherine

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  31. Oh, so jealous! Congrats simone. So excited to see what name you choose!:)

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  32. Very Happy Birthday, Simone.
    What a fantastic present. Have fun creating.
    X
    V

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  33. Happy Birthday Simone. Enjoy your present!xxx

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  34. Happy Happy Birthday!!

    I have this wonderful Janome I bought about 18 months ago and ummmm I can't sew so it ummm is still sitting here. Maybe I should come down for some lessons?? I'll bring cakes...hahaha

    xx

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  35. I cannot wait to see your creations, Simone! xo

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  36. Happy Birthday Simone. Can't wait to see what you make with her.

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