Several weeks ago I gave my Janome Gold to a friend of mine’s little girl who is 10. She was so excited. I bought it in 2000 when I started quilting and I hadn’t used it in a couple of years. I thought that would be a good thing to do with it. Her mother bought her over and I showed her how to use it and she was so excited, she told her mother “I hope you intend to stay up all night.”
I felt very good about this for several days, and then I went to my daughter’s house to babysit. All of a sudden I didn’t have my traveling machine and I really was in the middle of doing a lot of quilting. I didn’t want to drag my Pfaff or Bernina with me and so I ended up not doing any sewing.
All I did was play with the Wii and watch “dumb” movies. If anyone likes Christopher Walken you have to watch Balls of Fire, it is so dumb, but typical Christopher Walken stuff. And the other one we watched was the one with The Rock and the little girl, forgotten the name of it. As my daughter and I and grandsons are watching the Balls of Fire at 11 that night and laughing ourselves silly from the dumbness we looked at each other and just almost cried we laughed so hard. I’m talking dumb here.
Anyway, I decided after that that I really needed to get a lightweight sewing machine. The others are just getting too heavy for me to lug around. Especially since I am not supposed to lift over 10 pounds with my right arm. So I went to see the local Janome dealer and came home with the new Janome Platinum. Weights 12 pounds and I just love it. They have put a variable stitch length and width capability on it and a few other refinements. Perfect for a class or travel machine. I also took the Pfaff to have it cleaned up, poor thing has never been in for cleaning.
With that now available to me I signed up for the weekly Wednesday sew-ins at the LQS. I took my new baby to the sew-in on Wednesday and spent the whole day making two blocks of the Web Sampler. Lots of pieces. Will show you Monday when we have our update.
While there I “just had to have” this Kaffe Fassett quilt kit. Isn’t it gorgeous? I have been cutting it out a little at a time the past 2 days. I am getting it ready to sew at next week’s sew-in.
I have also gotten my Piece and Plenty blocks 4 and 5 finished. Just in time, the newest one arrived yesterday. They seem to be getting more intricate, but they are so pretty.
And Miss Katie and her momma came by yesterday and Katy ate some cheese and fritos and dunked her cookie in some milk. Her momma and Aud and I ate tamales and queso. They were so good! They stop by a couple of times a week on their way to or from home and Katy always has to have something to eat. So this has become a ritual...chees, fritos, and milk, lol.
I decided not to give Katy the Urban Garden quilt. Instead I put it on my bed for February, and gave her one I made a couple of years ago that is perfect for a young girl’s room.. Here she is acting silly with it.