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From: lilypad
Date: 12-18-2006, 03:15 PM (1 of 9)
Hello Everyone,
I've been lurking and receiving the e-mailed sewing tips for quite some time; have learned a lot; thank you!
I love knitting and sewing. I make garments for myself and my family, and especially enjoy sewing for my 7 year old niece.
My most recent finished project was a chuppah, (marriage canopy) for a dear friend's daughter's wedding.
I also do home dec, accessories, misc. gifts, pet sewing, quilting - you name it. Garment sewing is my favorite kind of sewing.
Recently, I upgraded to a Designer 1 USB machine; also have a Viking Rose.
I have an Elna 945 Serger and would like get comfortable and use it more.
I am intimidated by machine embroidery and have done very little. I'd love to change that!
User: lilypad
Member since: 11-09-2006
Total posts: 9
From: MaryW
Date: 12-18-2006, 05:26 PM (2 of 9)
Hello Lilypad and welcome to Sew Whats New.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: lendube
Date: 12-18-2006, 05:44 PM (3 of 9)
Hi Pauline,

Welcome! Since you're familiar here I don't have to tell you how nice it is. Great place.

I see you're a Viking fan. I've got the old Viking #1+ Emb. machine and I love it. Actually as you probably know, it's your machine's predecessor. I don't have experience with other brand machines except Singers but I do love my #1+. I envy you having the Desinger I. You've got up to the minute technology. I know it's all a bit intimidating but I just dove in and learned "on the job" with lots of frustration along the way. It's worth it though if you have the time.

Hope to see more of you. take care, Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: esrun3
Date: 12-18-2006, 11:10 PM (4 of 9)
Welcome Pauline! Hoping you'll share some of your sewing with us.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: lilypad
Date: 12-21-2006, 01:05 AM (5 of 9)
Thanks for the welcome!
User: lilypad
Member since: 11-09-2006
Total posts: 9
From: PaulineG
Date: 12-21-2006, 06:31 AM (6 of 9)
Hi Pauline from Pauline.

Lurking has such a sinister sound doesn't it - but it seems like a lot of us start off that way and then just can't help ourselves. There is just so much going on here that you can't help but want to join in.

Welcome and enjoy!
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Patty22
Date: 12-21-2006, 08:36 AM (7 of 9)
Hi Lilypad!

Where are you in New York? There are a few of us here that are scattered around the state and I'm from Central New York in the Finger Lake Region.

Would you share about the huppah you made and the size? Do you have a picture?
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: lilypad
Date: 12-24-2006, 02:26 AM (8 of 9)
Patty, I am on Long Island, about 60 miles from New York City.

Pauline G - my maiden name begins with G! :shock:
I agree about lurking...guess I could say I was spying, or eavesdropping! :wink: How about observing? :bluesmile

Lennie - I have used a Viking 1+; it's a great machine. I bought my Rose used when the D1 first came out and there were lots of trade-ins to choose from. At that time, I thought the D1 was too much machine for me and I would never want one! :bluesmile It was also beyond my budget. Eventually, I started saving, and then bought a floor model on sale.

Patty, I don't have a very good photo of the chuppah and am having some technical problems uploading it.

It's at least 6 feet wide, probably a little bigger. The bride was going to make it, but she has no sewing experience, and the wedding wasn't very far off, so I volunteered to help. She chose a sheer periwinkle blue fabric with multi-colored punch embroidered flowers. We used this for the center. We had fun going to shops to choose other fabrics. The sheer fabric was surrounded with a eggshell rayon/linen. The outer border is a mauve, irredescent, (gold), dupioni silk. I used encased seams throughout.

The bride wanted to embellish it more, adding photos, yarns and lettering. In the end, there was just no time for that, but I think it turned out well: simple and elegant. More importantly, she is happy with it.

It is such a joy to sew for people who really appreciate your efforts.

User: lilypad
Member since: 11-09-2006
Total posts: 9
From: Patty22
Date: 12-24-2006, 11:02 AM (9 of 9)

My son lives in Brooklyn Heights and my daughter's boyfriend is from Long Island.

Your chuppah sounds beautiful and very elegant; thanks for describing it to me. Yes, sewing for those who appreciate your efforts and talents is wonderful.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
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