So I’m sure it will shock you all to know that on my Christmas wish list is a wide assortment of all things sewing related. Now before anyone gets their panties in a twist over the fact that I’m already making a Christmas list, let me explain that my family will be celebrating Christmas over Thanksgiving because that is when we will all be together! So there. I HAVE to have a list… and my clever brother sets it all up on the internet with passwords for everyone so we can add our own gifts and not see who has bought it. But we can see who has bought what for someone else. It’s quite clever…we put links to the objects and image files and everything. Well at least one of my brothers and I do…the rest of my family takes a bit longer to figure that all out. 😉
So now that you are wowed by my brother’s ability with computers, let me tell you what I think I want. And then you all can tell me why I should or shouldn’t get it! Feedback before Christmas means less returns afterwards! Trust me when I say that my family does much better when we list out exactly what we would like (oh and I forgot to mention that on the website we are able to rank with stars how important we consider the gift! how cool is that?)
There are a few books out there that I don’t have that I really would like to. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, but if there is even one great thing in a book I think that it is worth it. Of course that is probably why I haven’t bought them already yet. LOL.
First off I would like “Weekend Sewing” by Heather Ross.
I know that this book has some mixed reviews…but I continue to think about it…so onto the list it goes. Plus I just adore that that skirt on the front! The cover makes me so happy!
I also would love Malka Dubrawsky’s newest book coming out soon.
She’s been showing sneak peaks and I love her bold use of color and the freshness of her designs. Plus she’s really sweet and I like to buy books from people I “know”.
There are some feet attachments that I would like for my sewing machine. That is one of those things that you never get around to buying for yourself…but how the heck would anyone know which feet I have or want? (hmm…suddenly I’m thinking that I need new shoes too!)
I would love the give the rolled hem foot a whirl. The guy at the sewing store said that it can be difficult to master, but I think I’m up for the challenge. 😉
I would also love to get the pintuck foot as well! I just love the look of pintucks and with a little girl that I want to sew garments for in the future, I think I could actually find some good use for this!
And I would love (but know I am not going to get because it is so expensive and not a priority) is the circular attachment for my machine. I wanted one a couple of years ago and the company didn’t make one…of course now they do and I’m not in a position to get it. Oh well…probably don’t really need this anyway, but it’s super cool.
And then to help with free motion quilting, I would really like to try the quilt halo and the supreme slider. Together they are supposed to help have more control over quilting and help it go more smoothly.
and of course, for the truly clueless, there is always a gift card to somewhere like Hawthorne Threads. I could do some damage with that!
So…is there anything that I am missing that I absolutely should have and my brain dead mind is not thinking of? Or are there strong opinions about these products that I may choose to ignore? 😉 Don’t worry…there are a few other things on the list as well..some fiction books and tv series DVDs. Oh and a flat iron. I’m so classy these days. :p