First I would like to introduce you all to a new blogger, Mariequilts. She found my blog through our High School reunion website, as I graduated from Merritt Island High School in the same class as her son. This summer will be our 20th reunion, and I can't wait to meet up with old friends again. Marie also has a wonderful website, The Blooming Quilters We plan to meet this summer and I am sure we'll have a wonderful time together! Please pop over and say hello.
This is my new "toy", I've actually had her for a couple of months, I just haven't had the time to learn how to use her. With "Truly Scrumptious" finished- I NEEDED to find out how she works so I can get rolling on finishing the quilt before Friday. I started out practicing on plain fabric, and it was FUN! Then I dug out this flimsy, I pieced the top last spring, and I thought it was about time to get it finished- so I loaded it on the frame and started quilting loops and flowers all over. It was still FUN, but my thread kept breaking- it must have broken a gazillion times- I should have known not to use the brand I did- because I've had problems with it before as well. I also think it is strange that the take up roll rolls in the direction you see in the picture- it leaves the quilt higher up than I would like it to be. I think I will try and change it's direction next time, and see if that makes it easier.
This little guy came to have breakfast yesterday. All the sudden he was standing on the table outside our window looking in. He was just so cute, but he did scare all the birds away, so I hope he doesn't come back. I love watching all the birds that come to out birdfeeder outside the kitchen every morning.
Have a wonderful day!