Sunday, April 20, 2008

It took me two days to make this card


It took me two days to make this card because my sewing machine broke. My faithful sewing machine which helped to make five large quilts, four sets of curtains, a handful of summer dresses, and countless cards. It was my first sewing machine that my dear husband gave to me for my birthday, eleven years ago. So, I replaced it with a Brother computerized machine. I was tempted to spend big bucks on a Bernina or some sort of fancy schmancy machine, but I don't have to the money to do that, right now. The new machine is pretty neat, but it takes some getting used to. This card uses stamps by Magnolia (Tilda and wooden fence) and High Hopes (flower border). The polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny Press. Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Tricia said...

It's adorable!! I hope you like your new machine. I *love* the Brother machine that I got a few years ago!!

Marja Sch said...

Wow this looks so wonderful. Beautifyl coloring. Hugs Marja

Jennifer said...

Ethel, this is darling! I love all of the beautiful color in it.

So happy to know you got a new machine. Enjoy your Brother!

Jennifer :)

Beth Norman said...

Very cute. Your colouring is amazing!

Tami Bayer said...

Now you have a new machine and an adorable card. Love love love those backgrounds you made for the atcs.

Kim H. said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the stitching makes it so special! Enjoy your new machine!

Erin K said...

Beautiful! :)

liannallama said...

super cute! Glad you were able to get a new machine!

Gwen said...

This is beautiful! I just love your coloring :) Hope you're enjoying your new sewing machine!

Pearl Maple said...

It might have challenged you but it sure is a lovely card. The colors in your cards are always so bright and vivid.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is so adorable! I love these little girls!

Sandy said...

Ethel it's so worth two days---your coloring is lovely and the stitching came out great!

Anonymous said...

You inspire me in everything you do Ethel. This card is perfectly lovely, but when it comes to sewing with a machine, it is a big no no for me. Thank you for sharing your many talents
JP

Michelle Wedemeyer said...

Hi Ethel, Love your work. I especially like your collages. BTW, I've nominated your blog for an award. Please see the post on my blog for details. http://michellesrubberroom.blogspot.com/