Monday, September 22, 2014


If you have been reading my blog you know that I have wanted a Bernina sewing machine for a long time. I finally bought one at CREATE in August!  Her name is Lola.

I got a great deal ($999 for a $1,499 machine) from the local Bernina store and the company rep at the retreat.  Isn’t she is a beautiful machine?  The first time I turned it on it made a terrible noise.  I read the manual but couldn’t determine the problem.  I contacted the store and after talking to 2 different people we finally figured it out (it was a switch up on the top by the bobbin winder). 

My first training at the store isn’t until September 27, but I have been able to sew a few straight and squiggly lines already.  Unfortunately, I can’t figure out the automatic threader, which is one of the features that I need most desperately!  All in good time.

Buying Lola was a dream come true for me.  Which of your dreams have come true lately?

- christina

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The HeArt Felt Booth

Here are some photos from the booth my friend and I had at the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago.  Her company is called HeArt Felt.

Me and my friend, Lucy

The booth sold paper ephemera and hand dyed fabric

Lucy's hand dyed fabric is beautiful

My journals and pouches on display
 - christina

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Something to Smile About

I was walking in downtown Chicago with my kids and saw this great sign. 

Hard to resist an establishment that offers this type of service.

- christina