Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sewing, exchanges and more!

Hello all my dear friends! I hope that this post finds you all well and hope you have all enjoyed your weekend!

I got a great surprise this last week. I do not have a sewing machine and have wanted one for a long time for some finishing my stitching! There is a little crafting sewing machine at Wal-Mart that I have had my eye on for some time but just have not been able to afford because $39.00 is a lot of money to me and my family right now. Well, my mom showed up at my house this last week and had bought it for me. I was so excited! So that evening I had a great time sewing and practicing my sewing skills, which need A LOT of practice but at least now I can!

So the first thing that I done was finished up a couple of my patterns that I have for sale. The "Stitchy Gift Series". I framed one and finished the other two into little cushions. I think they are much more appealing now! I wish that my camera was much better, but at least I have one that gets the job done! What do you think? Of course, I have to remind you all that if you would like to purchase this set of designs, you can visit my shop to do so!
I also received my Lizzie Kate exchange from Susan! It is beautiful! I love it so much and she done gorgeous work on it! She stitched one of the patterns that I had on my wish list too, which was a great surprise!!! Thank you so much Susan! I will treasure it forever!!I have my LK piece completed and will be putting it in the mail tomorrow and I hope that recipient loves it!! I thought about going ahead and showing a pic of it as the person who will received it don't know who is sending hers, but I think that I will wait until after she receives it.

My dad finally sent a pic of the card that I made him. This is not the best pic in the world, but you can tell what it is anyway!
I will have at least two more patterns for sale at the beginning of next month. I am hoping that there will actually be 3 released but I know for sure 2. Of course I will post on here about it, but you can also make sure and sign up for the newsletter on my website so you will know exactly when they are posted!

Lisa has been great about helping me with my model stitching and she is such an awesome stitcher. Here is a sneak peak of one of the designs that will be released next month that Lisa stitched.I am actually looking for one or two more people that might be willing to help me out with some model stitching. I just do not have a lot of time to stitch and have a lot of ideas for designs. The payment for stitching for me would be keeping the pattern for your own personal stash or passing it on as well as keeping the stitched piece or passing it on. It will be up to the stitcher as to what they stitch because I do not want anyone to stitch something they don't like! That takes the fun out of it! So if you are interested, drop me an email at info@cindymaedesigns.com.

Well, I guess that is about it for this time around! Hope you all have a wonderful and Blessed week!!!!

Happy Stitching,
Cindy Mae

16 comments:

Karen said...

Congrats on your new sewing machine...great job with the sewing!

Love your LK exchange...need to get mine finished and in the mail too. Guess I need to go drag out my sewing machine!

nurazimah said...

Thats good u have new machine..i like your design too..simple but cute..i have finished my x stitch but problem with the camera..and i have sewing a short pant for my son..i will show u..

Sandy said...

Congrats on your new machine and love your new designs. :)

Lauralness said...

Congrats on your new machine! Mom's can be quite awesome with gifts.
I love the new designs and can't wait to see the previewed one as well!

Barbeeque4 said...

Congrats on the new sewing machine!! The finishes are just lovely!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Cindy, you're received a lovely exchange! You've been busy once again!

Micki said...

Congrats on the new machine and it looks like you have been busy!
Micki

Julie said...

What a nice gift to receive, you did a lovely job on the pillows.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the sewing machine. They definitely come in handy as I am finding out and enjoying the learning curve (I haven't sewn on a machine since I took sewing in 7th grade, that was a long time ago). Your finishes look great and so does the exchange you received. Another CindyMae Original should be done within the week :)

Cindy F. said...

How exciting and absolutely the sweetest thing for your mom to do for you! A sewing machine gift is AWESOME!! Have fun girl! Looks like your a natural already!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your new sewing machine! What kind did you get? Sounds like you've been having a ball getting to know it. :)

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the new sewing machine! Love the new finishing! :)

Kathy said...

And you did a fabulous job on the sewing machine too!! I love my LK pillow.
Your other finishes are fabulous as well.

Thank you for my pillow. I will get a photo up on my blog soon.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you could get your sewing machine! The finishes look great! Your exchanges are wonderful.

StitchCat said...

Yay for getting the new sewing machine...love the designs :)

tkdquintmom said...

I wish I knew how to sew (lol!) that's just great, what a nice surprise! By the way, if you're in a pinch, I LOVE Halloween designs if you need a quick one done up. :)