February 20, 2011

I'd Like You To Meet Sofie...

Miss Ellie (my Babylock Ellisimo) and Prissy (my Espire) are the hardest working employees a seamstress could ever want, but there's just one thing. They refuse to leave the house. They love being in the studio on their respective tables and they prefer to wait for me right there for me.
I found myself needing an employee who was willing to travel, who didn't take up much room and who would happily tackle any project I might want to attempt while on the road.

I reviewed a number of resume's, and yesterday I hired Sofie. Her full name is Babylock Sophia, but like Miss Ellie and Prissy, she likes having a nickname. It's a good thing, too, because I told her that's how we roll at Brynwood.
At a mere fourteen pounds and a petite fifteen inches long (without the embroidery unit attached), she won't add much weight to the coach or need a room to herself when it's time to hit the open road. She can embroider small designs (up to 4" x 4"), and she's sturdy enough to quilt. She also has many of the features of the "big girls". She has an automatic thread cutter, the much used and appreciated needle threader, and built in specialty stitches. I know that our association will be a match made in...Sarasota!

Now, don't think I went out and paid a full contract price to employ Sweet Sofie. Thanks go to my dear friend, Carol of Serendipity (who lives part time in Sarasota). She wasn't using Sofie to her full potential and decided to let someone else hire her. I jumped at the chance! I'm sure that she'll enjoy working with my other two girls...and I know she's going to love the wayfaring life I have planned for her.
If you haven't visited Carol before, be sure to stop over to see her beautiful spot in Blogland. She and I have been friends since meeting a few years ago at a local quilt shop. We've taken classes together, and since her latest trip south, we've met with another blogging friend (who I'll tell you about soon) for lunch, shopping and visiting. She creates truly fabulous quilts, participates in Tablescape Tuesdays, and she's in the process of redecorating her blog these days. Of course, you'll remember to tell her "hello" from me, right?

Sofie is looking forward to sharing some of my creative collaborations with you over the summer and into fall. She'll be back to visit again before you know it.

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Mandy said...

What a good idea. A smaller machine, mobile and eager to please. I think you'll get along together really happily. So nice to be able to sew away from your studio whenever you wish to.

Michelle May said...

Cool! It is soooooo nice to have an employee that is willing to travel and you don't have to give per diem for meals. hee,hee,hee.
xx, shell

Mary Ann said...

hey, a girl can never have too many sewing machines...right? I just love looking at my friends machines!!

Sherri said...

Enjoy your new toy!!

nancy huggins said...

I would love to just have a machine that could just write a name when I make gifts for my family and friends..I have a really nice Viking machine that was almost $700.00 and had to keep taking it back to the place I bought it..the last time I went she had the nerve to ask me if I was holding the fabric right..I just turned around and walked out..I bought a cheapie Janome ($100.00) and that is all I have to work with these days and it does limit what I can make :(
Enjoy your wonderful little machine while on the road :)

sissie said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Sophie. She's going to be a great travel companion and will create something very pretty too!

hugs
Sissie

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I look forward to seeing what develops....enjoy. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Createology said...

Donna this is just the perfect addition to your new traveling Airstream. You will always have the relaxation of sewing. Very happy for you.

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