Sunday, September 28, 2008

Birthday gift!

I am so behind on updating everyone! I have been doing a lot of sewing actually. I have finished the two QOV quilts for my mommies groups and they are at the longarmer right now. I should get them back in a couple weeks and then will have to bind them and make presentation cases. I also did my first swap in 4-6 months and made 140 rail fence blocks with my 2.5” scraps for a swap on delphiforums. I have all the blocks done for my Twisted Mystery #4 quilt and I am working on sashing it now. I hope to have it ready to quilt in 10 days so I can do some of it by hand on the 8-9 hour car ride to Albuquerque to visit my SIL and nephew.

I went to the local Quilt-A-Fair this weekend as a reward to myself for watching the boys last weekend while Matt went to both a Rockies and a Broncos game. I found a both with a great sale on a demo model and after much hemming and hawing... for my birthday and early Christmas gift I got a new sewing machine. It is a Janome Memory Craft 6600. It is amazing! It threads itself, cuts the thread, it has a button instead of a petal and a huge table attachment for quilting. It also can do small letters/numbers so I can finally make quilt labels!

I will try to update a little more often, but you know how it is!