Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's HERE, let's celebrate!


Cue the music! At long last, my new sewing machine has arrived! What a relief! Today was the last possible day that it could have arrived before I would have had a meltdown of worry. I'm always a little leary of purchasing large items on ebay, but I spoke with the seller on the phone and she is a fellow quilter and teacher. Always a soft spot for you gals who are quilters AND teachers....how do you find the time?? Anyhoo....at long last, here she is...




I've obviously not had a chance to get acquainted with her yet, and she doesn't even have a name. This is my first computerized sewing machine, so it'll take me a minute or two to read the manual and get her up and running ;)


In honor of my new friend, let's have a little contest, shall we???


*Leave me a comment with your best name idea for my Janome 6500. I will select my favorite comment by Sunday evening 9/27.

* The winner will receive a generous fabric remnant from one of my new fabric designs, "Storybook Mushrooms" and the bragging rights of being the most creative name-giver ever...

BEST OF LUCK! xo, Ariel

60 comments:

Roberta said...

Congratulations on your new arrival! You're going to love her. I think LuluBelle would be a great name for her!

Allie said...

Congrats! I think she looks like a Suzie...

Angie said...

Ooo, pretty I think that her name should be Matilda...
'cause I like it:) Happy Sewing!

Allison said...

HMMM, I'm not so creative on the names, I call my Bernina...Nina..I know, SO creative. But Nina is the bad A lady on 24 so I think it fits. Anyways, I think you should call it Bertha, or Louise, or Jan. Have fun with it!

Arnden said...

Congrats! I love my 6600 and have not named her yet even thought her first birthday is next week. I really love the name Mitzi and used it to name my dress form (years ago), so I cannot use it for my machine as well. But you could!

P.S. I heart all your fabrics. Have you thought about creating a line for a textile manufacturer?

Leigh said...

If you're not TOTALLY sick of Little Mermaid comments about your name, the machine could be Flounder- Ariel's sidekick!

John said...

How about Ja'Gnome, because of your love of gnomes? Or you can even name it Willard, after the ja'Gnome in your fabric! : )

Kelly O. said...

Glenda...I like Glenda

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new machine looks like a great one. I like joy.. for all the joy she will bring you ..hehe

SewAmy said...

I love the name Tula. If if I ever get another felmale chihuahua, that is what I will name her. Enjoy your new baby.

sewshesews said...

I say name her sweat n' tears. I know how much work you did to earn this baby! I am so excited for you! Love the fabric! I think you should do some woodland stuff :) Like squirrels and toadstools and leaves and owls.....it would be darling! I would totally buy it.

Katie B. said...

Fiona! No special reason, except I love the name Fiona. Congrats on the new machine! She looks like a beauty.

Mandy said...

How bout Naomi the Janome? =)

twin fibers said...

Well, how about Penelope? I think Penelope Pinwheel would be a cute name! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new machine. I think I would name her "Lola".

PS. I love your fabric. You are definitely very talented.

c.rebold@sbcglobal.net

liz at olliekate said...

Well I like Violet in honor of her lovely color accents and I think it is a pretty name too!
Have fun with your new baby!

kaiolohiakids said...

I think I'd name her Jenny. My first choice was Jammi-but that could bring bad luck!

Tiffany said...

Introducing "Miss Polly" direct from the Pocketful of Pinwheels studio!

pklaw said...

I was thinking "Essie" which would be a quick way to say the initials (SS) of her full name "Stitchin' Sidekick"!
Love your fabric!

Amy Gordon-Pruden said...

Oooh, I have the same machine, you will love her. I like the name Zoe. It's short and sweet. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions on her!

Jennifer said...

teacher and quilter here.. let's just say a lot gets done during the summer. :)

i say call her Athena-- the wisest of all goddesses (to bring you good judgement in sewing) and the goddess of war (to help you conquer all those projects in your future).

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

I like Juice- it has to be a real name because Miss Newton was named that :). And it's where all of your creative "juices" along with the machine's help will piece beatiful works of art!

I would be thrilled to have some of your material- I have it all on my wish list!!

candy at fiber dot net

Jackie said...

I am so happy for you. I know how hard you worked to get this machine. I can't wait to see all that you create with it. I have never named a sewing machine, so I am not going to be any help there. I did name my car in high school "The Silver Bullet" because it was, well, silver. It was a Plymouth Reliant so the name didn't really go too well. OK, I am rambling. Have fun and take care.

Foofanagle said...

Ohhhh...so envious!
Personally, she looks like a Jenny to me. Or a Melvin. To be honest, I'm torn. :)

Congrats on the new beauty!

chaletgirl said...

Congratulations! She looks like a Janey to me!

lesleyandsara said...

i think Bertha is a great workhorse name and i'm sure your machine will be a workhorse! i love your fabrics...they are magical.

Christy said...

How about naming her the "Stitch Witch"?

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Anita said...

How exciting! How about Judy, sort of like Judy Jetson...

boriginals said...

Congrats on the new machine . . . what fun! Love your fabric and would love to win some!

What about naming her Posey or Pixie?

angela said...

I like Alyss (and specifically, that spelling of Alice). It feels creative, and comfortable, friendly, and sweet. Just what you want when spending all that sewing time with her!

sb said...

I personally think Gertrude, or Gertie for short, would be the perfect name. It's easy to say and is just a little ironic - what with the old name and the new, computerized machine. Congrats on your new "baby!"

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Okay since it's a Janome I think that it needs a "J" name, but not just any "J" name, something older as quilting and sewing really has some tradition to it right.

So what do I think . . . . Josephina, distinguished, refined, and able to have a short form "josie" when you need it!

Doris said...

Jemima. I don;t own a Janome, but I've used a 6600P, A LOT, and I think you are going to be pleased as punch with what you and Jemima can accomplish together.

Petit Debutant said...

Princess Buttercup, or just buttercup

Mama Spark said...

I think you should call her Belle. You princesses need to stick together you know? She is now the princess that will help you with your work. Lord knows she was as much work to attain as any princess, right? You could use any of the princesses names but Belle is short and sweet like Ariel! Enjoy having her and I would love to have some of that wonderful fabric to go with the others that I have bought from you!

Heather said...

I think she looks like JANIE THE JANOME!!
Congrats on your new machine. It is soo exciting to get a new machine.

Kenzi said...

Naomi... she was my best friend, and now she can be yours! Plus That was the first thing I thought of after Janomey :o) Alos I think the name means "pleasant". So hopefully you will have many pleasant nights/day sewing with her.

Your fabric designs are super cute! I've been eyeing them on etsy.

Carmen said...

Hi Ariel, I just discovered your blog today. Congrats on the new arrival :D The first thought that popped to mind was Sally like the one on Nightmare Before Christmas because she was a gorgeous girl who's stitched together :)

I'm getting my Mums old machine looked at to see if it's still working and it will be called Alice which was suggested to me because of my love of a certain Mr Cooper ;)

Jenny said...

What a lovely machine...Im sure you will have lots of good times with "little lady".
Happy Sewing!

epban said...

She looks like "Petunia" to me...Happy Sewing with your new best friend!

Egater said...

Congratulations!
I would name her Mia
Your fabric design are pretty

Katelyn R. said...

It's gender confused! You can't sew on a female! Therefore your wonderful new machine must be a Goober!

cnuland said...

Congratulations - looks like a wonderful machine (I'm still using and old, used one).
How about Sally?

Jess said...

I am so horrible at names. I looked at some of the previous comments and I really like a lot of the suggestions. My suggestion would be Poppy (the flower which signifies wealth, success, consolation, and pleasure). I would probably call her Princess Poppy :) or Miss Poppy

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AmandaHall said...

I like Sophie or Janey!

Adina said...

HI- her name should be Janny so she won't forget her roots (Janome). Get it? anyway, hope you enjoy her.

Lynsey Grant said...

Wow! You've got a lot of comments, but I'll stick in my two cents- Wilma! Why not? I hope you love it!

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A La Mode fabric said...
Since, I have had a few moments to stare at this particular machine... { wink, wink }... I would name her ~ MARTHA ~ ... Not only is she clever, smart, and organized.... she will inspire you! :) Congrats Ariel!!!

XO, Heather

And, yes... I had a bit of trouble with my comment! LOL

anniem said...

I'm thinkin' Jezebel. She's a harlot who will woo you away from all practical matters that need tending but boy will she be fun when you have been wooed (is that a word) away--(insert evil little laugh here). Enjoy Ariel.

Granny Lyn said...

I'm so glad no one has mentioned the name "Peri," because I think her beautiful periwinkle color is her personality. Non-gender specific, and friendly.

your fabric is wonderful! I would love a piece to play with,,,

muckla said...

Congrats to your new friend! :) I think she definitely looks like a Blueberry! :)
Happy crafting you two!

Brooke said...

Jane O. May (or Mei?)

:-)

Susana said...

Well, I name all my computers "Mister", so I can whine, bitch and cajole them when they (inevitably) give me trouble. But maybe that's a poor strategy, and you should be showing proper respect by calling her Mam (though she does have a more Mam'zelle look about her), thus ensuring no trouble at all.
Of course, if I had such a machine, I'd just sit around petting it and calling it "presshhiousss".

Julia said...

Hey, Ariel...so excited for you! Since it's a Janome (right?), I think Naomi is a good name. Plus it's Biblical and will keep you positive in the midst of those frustrating moments :)

Sherry Carpet said...

like your other readers, i think a "J" name:

jessamyn

you can call her "jessie" or "minnie" for short.

jaa074 said...

Skip the J and just call her Gnome-y... Congrats on your new machine I just recently acquired a new piece of equipment and it has changed the way I sew... Happy gnewing :)

arlette said...

Hope I'm still in time, I'll choose Rocking Momma because I just think the way it's going to sew, I'll be amazed if I have the chance to buy it, why Rocking? I guess it's going to soung like BRUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM when you start to sew, lol