Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Its Here! Its Here!

Hey All,
Yesterday the Moore's people came and set up my Tin Lizzie 18 DSL and the Falcon Frame.
I am so excited and can't wait to start pumping out quilts. But first practice practice practice.

This is my 2nd practice muslin.  I wanted to make sure i could remember how to load it myself.  Getting better all the time.

Now I'm off to Minnesota for another business trip.  Can't wait to get back on Friday and practice all day Saturday.  I may even attempt a real quilt.  Maybe.

Have a wonder filled week.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I did it! I did it!

Well folks, I finally did it.  I him-hawed around for a couple of years, but it was finally the right time and the right deal.  This weekend Moore's was having a blowout sale on the Tin Lizzie 18 with the Falcone frame at the Pomona Quilt Festival.  They are supposed to deliver and set it up for me this week.  

Now I'm on a mad dash to finish my guild challenge quilt "A History Lesson" so that when my machine comes I can focus on that.  I have put aside about 4 projects that just need to be quilted.  That should give me plenty of practice.  

Just bought a bunch of batting at Joanne's with my 50% off coupon!  Great use of that coupon.  Also bought a new ironing board cover with the 40% off coupon.  This because I learned what happens when you icon tule today, lol.  Not so good.  Yes, I know, iron it with a teflon sheet, but you know hindsight and all....

Pete and I spent our coffee break this morning, moving furniture around for the new machine this morning.  Found a great place with lots of light!  Of course my actually living room area is more of a cozy little nook now, but hey that's what we use it for anyway.

I'll share the getting started and progress as it happens.
Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Gift for Me!

On Monday I went to my EZ quilters Meeting. EZ quilters is a friendship group that my Mom belonged to for many years and then when she moved out of the area, they asked me join and keep her spot warm.  One of the new members Pat Chambers made these cute little pin cusions for all of us.  I believe she used walnut shells for the insides.  I picked one for Mom and one for me.  I haven't decided if I'm going to mail Mom's or made her drive 10 hrs to get it ;] ....Hey I know that sounds bad but we are always looking for excuses to visit.

Donna and Pat are in charge of philanthropy for our group.  Donna passed around a bag of philanthropy projects and asked if we would like to do one, and of course her bag came back empty.  We don't take much prompting, lol.  New project, cool!  So here is the one I grabbed!

Today my friends Dione and Carol are going with me to the Pomona Quilt Show.  There is a Tin Lizzie 18 DLS Long Arm that I have my eye on.    It comes on a Grace Falcone frame and it seems like a great deal ($5999).  I still have to test drive, but I'm itchin to get it.  

If anyone has any warnings or word of wisdom, I'm all ears....for the next couple of hours anyway.  Cuz after after I buy it, I don't want to hear...."oh you should have done this"...or "oh I have one I could have given you"....hehehe.  Its a big purchase and I'm a little freaked, which is why I am bringing backbone reinforcements.

Well I'm off to the circus, I hope you all get a chance to sew.  Check back here tomorrow, and I'll let you know if I did it!

Have a wonderful Day!
Love Aunti