Friday, July 30, 2010

Embroidery Secrets of Success

Looking for inspiration and embroidery tips from someone in the know? The Secrets of Success event at Bernina World of Sewing will answer your most frequently asked questions! Explore embroidery on August 13 at 6pm or August 14 at 10am. Call 919-782-2945 to register!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Pillows

I am thinking my couch needs a couple of new pillows. I decided to give myself permission to purchase them.....until I priced them. $90...for two pillows...surely that is a mistake! So, I searched for some out of the ordinary creations on And check out what I found under "free stuff"! These cool pillows are the new project for the week.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Where do you find inspiration?

There were 5 of these monarchs in my garden early this morning. I bet they never wonder if the colors on their wings "go together"! Enjoy what you are sewing on this week! Put colors together just because they are your fav's! Have some fun!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Check It Out!

Our sewing family grows and grows as people meet us through the Bernina World of Sewing blog! Yipppeeee! We are featured today on the fun site Find us under "Favorite Sewing Blogs" ! Take a look around We All Sew for inspiration and connection to other sewers and quilters like yourself!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Bernina Machines!

Announcing new BERNINA products! The new 3-Series machines and the new 635 Limited Edition. Check out the pictures below! There is information on our store home page and on These will be arriving any day! New product means, making more room in the store! Sooooo, our 220, 230 and 240 machines are on sale while supplies last!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here She Is !

Now I can properly introduce you to Gail who leads marketing at Bernina of America! You know, the one I told you that keeps everyone laughing! She is like most moms in that she doesn't have many pictures of herself! Here is her family! John, Sarah is 11, and Rachel is 9 years old! Gail even sews! Here are Sarah and Rachel with their American Girl dolls...all sporting their newly sewn-with-love pj's on Christmas Eve....a Wheeler tradition. When does Gail sleep?! Thanks Gail, for sharing your family with our Bernina World of Sewing family! Note to Sarah and Rachel: click on your pictures and they will get bigger! Your mom is bigger than life to all of us Bernina dealers! That means we really, really like her!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bernina, Let me introduce you!

I am back from Orlando, Florida! Bernina University is just over, and we are filled to the brim with new products, events and class ideas for you! Today, I would like to introduce you to some of the leaders in our company. Real people, with really big jobs. All keeping the focus on YOU ! This is Hanspeter Ueltschi..picture taken off a big screen! Did you know Bernina is an independent family business? Mr. Ueltschi is the fourth generation of the family to lead the development and manufacturing of sewing and embroidery machines and other sewing related products. Innovation is what he is after....not just to make headlines...but to bring value to the craft you enjoy. He wants every sewing experience AND every visit to a Bernina dealer to be "wow". Martin Favre is our top man here in the US. A remarkable person that is incredibly smart. And very personable. If you need him, you can find him. That's what I like about him the most. He listens and he acts. And he is fit as a tick, as we say around here! This is Jennifer Gigas. She leads the Bernina Educators. They are always busy creating, teaching, writing and inspiring us dealers! This group has no office hours...they are always at work for you and for us! Take a look at all the projects ideas on You are sure to find inspiration! And then there is Gail Wheeler, our marketing wiz! Gail is the life of the party, and therefore, very hard to get a picture of! That is why there is a picture of Alice here! Gail is the one making everyone laugh! I will have to get Gail to send me a real picture! She is like Alice, though, always "wondering" what is the best way to bring you to our store. She wants everyone to know about us and Bernina. Thanks, Gail! And now, my best friends! No kidding! The ladies in customer service at Bernina of America are my right hand. They know I will ask them anything on your behalf! And they are ready to help and find answers when I need them! This is Sharon and Cathy you see here! They have a team that you just want to take on vacation with you! They never let you down. Really good friends! I wish I saw them more than once a year! Did you enjoy the picture show? Behind our products are people I admire and enjoy. I am honored to represent Bernina to our area. Thanks for being our customers. Tell others. Nothing sews like Bernina! Nothing!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A summer's day off!

Here's how I enjoyed our July holiday! Baking Taylor's favorite pie, cooking fresh vegetables from the garden and freezing some for later! There were cookouts and best of all, friends! Hope your 4th was a celebration, too! Enjoy the pie recipe! Chocolate Chess Pie 1 1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 T cocoa 1/4 c milk 1/2 stick butter 1 tsp vanilla Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a regular pie shell. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!