Jan 28, 2009

I learned something new today


I like to crochet but haven’t done much of that lately. I used to make lots of booties to give away. Baby stuff is always fun to make. I crocheted around receiving blankets and burp cloths but always had to buy the fabric pre-hemstitched, which is more expensive. Several years ago when I bought a new Bernina, I was told that it could hemstitch. I was excited about that and kept it in mind but up till today, never tried it out. It works great! I then settled in my comfortable chair and quickly crocheted two burp cloths this evening. And I wondered what took me so long to get around to this.

11 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It looks fabulous Annette. That stitch is so cute. Did you use a wing needle? I've made some with my Bernina, too. But it has been a while. They are fun.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Annette, your crocheted borders are just lovely. The pink one is very similar to one I did on an oddball baby blanket and showed on my website just a few days ago. Scallops make such pretty borders.

The burp cloths are so pretty it's almost a shame to use them as intended...we all know what happens to a well used burp cloth...eeeeew!

MGM

Karen said...

So cute. Love the fabrics that you chose...not what we would have found when my kids were babies. Great job;)

Jackie said...

Really nice! I can't believe that was all done on your sewing machine. That definitely makes it easier.

Stephanie said...

So pretty! Oh but the thought of a baby "burping" on it!

Sherri said...

Those are some great baby bibs! And your crochet is beautiful!

Rhonda said...

They are so pretty...I love the colors you chose...

Debbie said...

Annette;
What a beautiful job. Sewing machine edge and your crocheting. What machine does this nice stitch. The recipient is a lucky person. Thank's for sharing the finished product.
Debbie

Sheryl said...

These burp cloths are gorgeous, love the fabrics and colours...
This year I'm hoping to buy a new sewing machine and I really want a Bernina so maybe I could make something with that stitch as well... don't need burp cloths just yet....no grandchildren...doh....

Sweet P said...

The burp clothes are adorable. Did you follow a pattern or just make it up yourself?

ELP said...

Annette,
I am new to your blog and love it. I have a bernina 440 and am wondering what stitch did you use for the burp clothes, and what needle. I use to crochet these all the time but I have no one to do the blind hemming anymore. Your help would be most appreciated.
Thanks for your time and your blog

Eileen

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