Monday, October 20, 2008

What a weekend!

This weekend my aunt and cousin came down for a visit and to go to the Creativ Festival. What a whirl wind weekend. I sure hope they had fun, I know I sure did.

Saturday afternoon my mom called to say my aunt and cousin had arrived, so I went over to my mom and dad's house.

After all the hello's and hugs had been exchanged. My aunt asked "Do you want to see your finished round robin quilt top?" YES!!! I do!! So into the kitchen we went.

There was my quilt top on the kitchen table covering a rather large object.

My quilt top is wonderful...I love it.

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Aunt Doe
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So after looking at my quilt I take it off the table.

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And lo and behold what do I see but....

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a NEW SEWING MACHINE.

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This is my Christmas present ( I got it early...lol) I am so excited. I haven't really had a chance to play with it yet.

Saturday night my cousin gave me some lessons on how to use it, and what all the presser foots are for. (Thank you A!!) I tried to do a little bit of free motion stippling on a test quilt sandwich. It was fantastic. Now, I don't think for a second that I'm instantly a brilliant quilter but boy oh boy it is so much easier on my new machine. I found I was struggling with my old machine when I stippled but on the new one it is much much easier. I still love my old machine and will still use it...but the new one is like Mercedes.

Now I have no excuses not to finish Corky's quilt my red/white/black quilt and many other projects I want to do.

Sunday we went to the creativ festival. I'll post about that in a couple of days. Lets just say I single handedly spurred on the Canadian economy with all my fabric purchases.

I am pretty sure that I can now make a quilt for every single person I have ever known. And you want to know the really sad thing....I was thinking tonight coming home from work on the GO Train that I need to go and buy some Muslin to make my lable and to make more quilt test sandwiches.

Is there a 12 step program for people who can't stop buying fabric?? LOL.

Thank you Aunt Doe and A I had the best weekend I have had in a long time. I sure hope you are able to come down in the spring for spring show. (it is even better than the fall one)Hmmmm....I wonder if I'll need to buy more fabric by then.

6 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations!! Isn't it fun getting a new toy, especially when the new toy makes your life so much easier?

Anonymous said...

You are one lucky quilting girl. Good luck on all your upcomming projects.







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Anonymous said...

your welcome --- glad you like it---- now I expect to see wonderful and amazing projects with a new machine and also all that beautiful material

Aunt Doe

Sara said...

Congratulations! New toys are always so much fun, and no there is no 12 step program for fabric buying, but I sure do need one! I also love the quilt top! Very pretty!

Cat said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Have fun with her new machine.

Quilting Newbie said...

Cat,
And you thought all quilts were boring and full of flowers...LOL.