Ok, I lied, so sue me! I'm having lunch and want to share the fun!
Here's the photo history of the new toy! Rails and poles in what always seemed like a big room!
Mike and Steve, of Memory Lane Quilting work on getting the table set up. Oh my, that room is getting smaller by the minute!
And here comes the machine head.... Mikey, Mike's grandson is helping. Yes, he was a big help at the beginning . . . he just couldn't do much when the tools were brought out. I was impressed how well behaved he was. Lucky Mikey, school got out last Friday.
Now for the "staged" picture... thanks for taking the picture Mikey!
I wasn't really quilting at that point but I had already done some. Mike's supervising. Hey, Mike smile!
Below is my practice work. I have about 60" to practice on. Gee, I hate "wasting" the fabric but I guess I should think of it as practice not wasting! Luckily this was only $1 a yard so it didn't hurt much. Hey, that stipple is ready to go on a quilt. The feather isn't definitely NOT ready for prime time!
My next big step is to name my machine. I will be happy to accept suggestions on the comments. I'm leaning toward Ruthie named after my grandma who used to sew doll clothes for me.
Time to pop a load into the washer and then finish up the practice and move on to a "real" quilt. I need a finish this month. Remember, I've been buying fabric like it is penny candy! (hum, I should be able to remove that 120" of fabric from the collection. It is now going to be used to cover the machine when I am done with it for the day. It's as finished as it is going to get!)