Friday, January 25, 2013

What do you do when 5 months pregnant and it's 35 degrees?

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Make embroidered short shorts, naturally.

You were going to say knit weren't you?

Pshuh.

Needlpoint? Later.

This is the next free pattern for my friends @ Janome, and of course for you too, which we happen to be filming next week.  I'd like to take a moment to thank the flu for managing to fall right between my CreativeBug shoot and my Janome shoot with just enough time to recuperate in between. Real nice flu, real nice.

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I hope you have a lovely weekend- this machine is amazing!! I can't wait to share more about it with you!!! Almost done with my valentine needlepointies!
xoxoxAnnaMaria

26 comments:

  1. The machine is "amazing?"
    What does that make You?
    Answer: Awesomely Super Amazing!
    Shame on flu for trying to take you down.

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  2. It's been SO long since I visited your blog- and felt I needed to come by and see what was going on in Tennessee-- and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited (and jealous) for you and your family! Really, I'm so happy to hear you're expecting and I'll keep you and the baby in my prayers for good health. I went back a bit and saw that your mom hasn't been well and it broke my heart. She will definitely be in my prayers also. It seems like ages ago that I started following your blog, when my kids were small and now they are in high school (my family is too small!). I think about you every day because your bird picture is above our bed with some favorite art pieces! It was good to drop in and see the beautiful work you continue to do! Blessings Anna Maria!

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  3. I just bought myself a Janome on Monday it is awesome. It is not as nice as yours but the one 2 or 3 down from yours , still very nice...I love my machine. I was going to say pile on the fleece and make some of that wonderful soup you taught us to make , tomato chowder :) Cheers

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  4. HA! I was thinking in celsius and wondered where you vacationing!! Tee hee. Right, if it's any consolation it was minus 24 degrees here (near Toronto Canada) on Wed morning (that IS celsius!).

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  5. Firstly- Congratulations!
    Secondly- I saw 35 degrees and being Australian in the middle of summer, assumed you meant Celsius so making short shorts seems completely appropriate :)
    Love the stitching!

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  6. I had same problem 3.5 years ago - we ended up goig to grocery store A LOT!!! Why you ask? Because they had aircondition.

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  7. I don't know if I can believe what you say about the Janome because you're a sponsor. Will you ever say anything negative about the machine even if it does have faults or will you just ignore them??

    I have a Bernina 550 which isn't perfect, and a Juki TL-2000 Qi which is amazing...

    I love your fabrics but...

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    1. Tabatha I appreciate your note and can really only think of one way to respond. I had already been sewing w Janome machines for 15 years when they approached me which I think speaks for itself in one regard. Further before I was asked to work w them I had been approached by almost every major machine brand out there. I never jumped onto those possibilities bc that didn't feel genuine. I have not found faults w the machines that I have had the pleasure of experiencing. I do of course have prefrences between them.

      I am happy you have machines that work for you, thats what I would want for anyoNe regardless of brand. I'm also glad to offer free patterns to you and anyone regardless of what machine they are sewn on which is thanks to Janomes sponsorship.

      If you have any specific questions regarding models I will help if I happen to know!

      Have a good night! Xo AM

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  8. Lovely patterns, I would love to have a sewing machine that could make more than zig-zag or straight stitch!

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  9. Wow, 5 months already! That's gone so quick, well for us reading anyway. Hope you are feeling well again. You are lucky you can still get away with wearing short shorts! The embroidery looks great.

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    1. Short shorts are a joke for me currenly :)

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  10. Love the colorful stitching, Anna! This is the machine I have and it is absolutely amazing!! Everyday is a new sewing experience and I still have so much to learn!

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  11. Short shorts! I'm know two girls who will LOVE that idea and one mom who may be willing to make them. xo.

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  12. You got the new one!? Oh so cool!! Enjoy it.

    Monika
    4900, 8000, 7700, 3160... lol

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  14. I think the baby knitting of your previous post appeals to me more than the shorts making, right now! But then, maybe that is the way to warm up? So, will there be a pattern for maternity shorts?! x

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  16. Oh! Can't wait to see the shorts and I LOVE the machine - drool worthy!!!

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  17. Thread question - since I've been using my new Bernina I have only used tube style threads (Gutterman, for example), b/c my local machine shop recommended the tube threads as being wound better for the machines than the traditional wound spools (Coates and Clark maybe as an example). Have you experienced any difficulties with spools vs tubes, or does Janome have a position on it? Thanks!

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  18. Just seeing the news... How wonderful, congratulations! Perhaps at Market you can take me aside and give me tips on this whole motherhood/creative business thing? Or smack on the head!
    Thank heavens for little girls.

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  19. i just found your blog via the inspiration list on bijou lovely's blog, and i have to say: the title of this post made me laugh! not only are you not knitting, but you're making SHORTS! every pregnant woman's dream, i'm sure. :) i love the photos throughout the blog - such fun colors.

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  21. Thanks Anna. Nice post.
    Congratulations!

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