Firstly here are a few things I made for our little quilt show.
It was a great day and we were kept busy all day with visitors. Looking at the quilts - buying from our sales table - cushion tombola - raffle and most importantly drinking tea and eating cake - lol ! I'm not sure how much we raised towards local charities as the money hadn't been counted up when we left. Quite successful though I think.
Earlier in the week I did a little knitting for my friends gorgeous little boy.
He will kill me for this when he's older :-) He's 7 months now and such a love...
And I had another birthday this week ( man - they come round quick ) and here's what I got.
I have been saving up for ages for this and had got about halfway there and so for my birthday DH said - just get it - so I did...Yippee.
Do you see the big space under the arm ? That is why I bought it. It just basically does a straight stitch and I will only use it for machine quilting. Apparently it is FAST - semi-industrial. It is a big machine - makes my others look tiny... I am hoping to be able to machine quilt on this with a bit more ease - ie - not nearly wrenching my shoulders out of their sockets - lol !
So far I have only threaded it and sewn a few lines but next week I plan to try and get a quilt done on it. I think I have a top or two ( cough ;-))) I can get backed ready to quilt. I bought the free-motion darning foot too and look forward to giving it a whirl.
I got a free gift with it
should keep me going for a while.
I am busy putting the finishing touches to my Stitchers Angel swap package and should get that in the post early next week.
So much to do - I love it xxx
Thanks for all the lovely comments on Dannys quilt - I always try to reply but somehow the time gets away from me..