A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 312,946
Currently Running With Scissors:
591 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Virginia Farmgirl Meets Quality, Innovation & Swiss Tradition in the BERNINA 350  (Read 1884 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 11136
Joined: 31-May-2010

'Best of 2014' Winner

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: May 15, 2012 10:16:17 AM »

Sponsored Content
* To see the overview of this Master Craftsters campaign, click here.
* To read more about the machine used in this project, explore BERNINA's website here.

Virginia Farmgirl Meets Quality, Innovation & Swiss Tradition in the BERNINA 350

Hi, I'm Connie, known around Craftster as MissingWillow.  I'm a retired engineer and fire investigator who's now enjoying a hobby farm in the mountains of Virginia with my hubby and a mess of critters.  I'm a vendor at the local farmer's market selling our lamb, fleece, honey, goat's milk soap, eggs, veggies and sewn crafts (yes, I actually do live in Craftsterland!).

My first foray into sewing was in Home Economics class in junior high school.  I made a fuzzy red poncho with black pom pom trim.  That was styling!  I got my first sewing machine right after I graduated from college.  I sewed a thing or two for my girls, made a few quilts and a really ugly dress and then work and the fire service got in my way and I didn't pick it up again until I retired a few years ago.  Since then, I've learned I love doing patchwork and have even won a few ribbons for it at the county fair.

I was thrilled when I found out I'd been selected for this round of Master Craftster, which meant I'd be receiving the loan of a BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition.  It comes with lots of extras, including a slide-on table that expands your work surface as needed.  Winding bobbins is my least favorite thing about sewing and this machine has the easiest, fastest winder I've ever seen.  It makes me happy!  I hope you enjoy seeing the projects my colleagues and I made for this series and thanks to BERNINA and Craftster for the opportunity!


« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 12:48:57 PM »

ill take one Bernina, two goats, please!

im right now at work--18th St. nyc and to think, MissingWillow that your feet are toe to toe with hooves!
Congrats on being a Master Craftster!

my photo blog:
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 11837
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

He says I color his world

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 12:56:58 PM »

Love the pic with all the MissingWillow animals. Glad to see you taking part in this series. Smiley

Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator
Pottery, Ceramics, Polymer Clay Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3455
Joined: 21-Aug-2010

Whenever I close my eyes the lights go on.. Lummis

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012 06:31:06 AM »

Great photo, MW. Overalls, farm animals and sewing......I know those are things you love!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 9/21
How to Crochet Adult Size Sock Slippers Part 1/29
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 2/21
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 17/21
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 18/21
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family
Meatless Monday: Guava Pecan Pie

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.