Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Six Fat Men are History!

Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men
 This isn't a very good picture but  here they are.  The frame is red but not a Christmas red.  It has just a hint of pink to it which makes it work.  I tried white frames which I thought was what I wanted.  Then browns etc until the gal helping me picked this one out.  Then I had her pull some green.  Christmas green  - NO!  Next a kind of lime which I was really wanting to work but it didn't work either.  So I went with this one which was the best over all.  I was really worried that I wasn't going to like it but when I picked it up last Friday it wonderful!  The reddish frame picks up the Begonia colored thread.  I didn't get the expensive glass this time and I wish I had of now but I suppose I can always to and have it changed later.  Its so dark here that it won't really matter as far as glare goes.
About 6 weeks ago (more or less) my Bernina 1630 died.  I finally took it to the Bernina Dealer last Friday to see about having it fixed.  Its almost 20 years old so the computerized boards for it are not longer being made.  Anyway the cost to repair it was around $1,00.00 so I decided to look at the new machines.  I didn't buy the top of the line this time.  I never used most of the features on the 1630.  I still haven't taken it out of the box but everything but the machine is now out.  I decided that I needed to get all of the parts bagged up from the old machine first.  Haven't decided what to do with the "boat anchor" as its now called.  I thought I would put the walking foot, dozens of bobbins and feet on eBay and see if I can sell them and get something out of them.  I'll post a picture when I finally get it set up.
My new Bernina 550QE


  1. Well it looks like you picked the perfect frame for the fatmen! Great job, I loved watching your progress on them. Mine will be finished this coming Monday, I've got 1 house and the snowflakes to stitch on Snow day and I'm done.

  2. 6 Fat Men looks great with the frame you picked out, congratulations! I am sorry to hear your old sewing machine died, but I wish you many years of happiness with your new one :)


  3. Your Fat Man SAL looks fabulous and the frame looks perfect. I'm taking mine to be framed this week and I was thinking of a white frame but not you've got me wondering - hope the girl at my framing shop is as helpful as yours.

    Love your Mr & Mrs Claus picture too.