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A Wonderful Fun Saturday

Saturday was a day of sewing, shopping and good friends. Paula and I went out shopping and I ended up sitting in somewhat of a haze over this machine. I try not to even look at the machines and just run in and buy what I need and quickly get back out...well that didn't work. Before I know it I'm head over heals in love with this wonderful baby. When I found out I could draw up my own embroidery designs on my computer then transfer them to the machine on a memory card, it was over. Will I come home with it any day now, not likely. But for me it's the dream machine for sure. The hoops to the left come with the machine and you can get one more even bigger. Oh dear. Yes I love my current Phaff and she is a good friend and does a great job. She knows she'll not be replaced anytime soon, oh but if I won the lottery I'd be out there tomorrow getting this big girl right away.

We hit the used book store after the sewing shop and I found a nice book on log cabins. That is my favorite traditional block. They we stopped by the craft store and I got a new ruler for cutting and a few other necessities. Then we went back to Paula's for sewing. Paula gave me a lesson on cutting strips so that they ALL come out the same, without all the hassle I normally go threw. I got the back cut out for my oriental lap quilt, which is now on the machine ready to quilt. We also watched a few episodes Paula had recorded of Quilting Arts TV (with Pokey Bolton) I love that show. I don't get that channel and have to get out to Paula's every few weeks to see these. We had such a good time looking over each other's fabrics and just general quilt talk. We're both planning on making a sunflower quilt here in the near future. I've not even drawn up my pattern, it's just a sketch now.

Paula isn't limited to just quilting thou and I just love this lamp she made from some old kitchen items. The light coming threw the colander at nigh is like stars.
I've been out of the house all week doing the "work" thing so not much sewing. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get on that lap quilt. When I get this finished I'll only have one UFO left. I'm just determined to get them done. I know all quilters may say this but I'm really going to try ever so hard not to have more than 2 projects going on at a time from this point on. I see you rolling your eyes -


Linda B said…
Oh, I just LOVE the lamp your friend made! How whimsical. My kinda art!

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