I have been quilting about 16 years. I tend to like smaller projects such as lap quilts or wall hangings. I like pieced quilts but do some applique (on machine). I am working on maching quilting my own quilts. I have an embroidery machine and incorporate this in my quilting.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Hi Sandy! I wanted to tell you that I love your Grand Canyon and the underwater scene! It really is amazing how people don't "get it" as to how much time goes into something like that. My husband tells people that all I have to do is set up the machine and it sews itself! He doesn't get it either--good thing we have a site like this and we understand! Anyway, great job on both!
Hi, Sandy. I have had my 6600P for 3 years now. I justified the price as now I won't have to send tops out for quilting. Haven't tried a king size, but queens do so well - not that I make that many of them - how many do you actually need? ;-) I started my life with Jamones with a Memory Craft 3000. In 2005, our house got hit by a killer hailstorm that destroyed the south side of our home. My 3000 was sitting in a double, double-paned set of windows. When I got home from work, it was sitting in water, glass and golf-ball sized hail stones. Not one to panic - much - I let it dry our for 5 days before I tried it - sewed like nothing had happened to it. No doubt in my mind that I wanted the 6600P, but had to wait for a while before hubby said to buy it. Glad he did.
Thanks Sandy! I didn't know you were a dancer-that's great!!! I've always enjoyed dancing, too but there aren't any adult groups near me. The sewing center near my house sells Janome and Elna and he was steering me towards the Elna for some reason. I have a Husqvarna sewing machine.
Hi Sandy! I haven't talked to you in awhile! How are you doing? I'm finally getting back into somewhat of a regular routine and hope to get back to quilting more in the weeks to come. Can I ask you what kind of embroidery machine you have? I have been researching them lately and I've narrowed it down but its still a bit pricey so I'm trying to justify the cost with how much I will actually use it. Any advice you have would be helpful!
Hey Sandy. It is nice to see a familiar face on here. Larry has been out of work since July so our daughter who lives here suggested he apply at a dealership here. They offered him a job, but now have put him on indefinite hold until the economy gets better. Very frustrating. I have to go 20 miles in to Columbia to the nearest Janome dealer. He is getting ready to move to a new location so I'm hoping he will be able to offer classes once he gets moved & settled. I have been finishing a lot of UFOs since I have been here as well as adding more to my pile! I would imagine you are keeping pretty busy too.
It was wonderful hearing from you. My husband was born in Dublin, but next time you come here, try to visit Donegal County...it is hauntingly beautiful here.
Your dogs are so cute! We love animals too so much!
Thanks for asking to be on my friend's list. How sweet of you! I love all of your work, and your quilts are just lovely! I can see that you love machine embroidery. I enjoy it so much too!
Sandy, Thank you, I did see the pictures of your pugs. they are adorable. Your quilts are just lovely. The picture is beautiful, where did you find the pattern for the girl. That's really something and the way you have it framed, it looks like a real picture. Did you do it by hand or on your machine? Really nice.
I've enjoyed looking at your photo album. My sister-in-law has a very classy Bernina embroidery machine and used some lovely motifs in her quilts. As for the Irish dancing, I dance with a small group and we have a lot of fun! Several of us are well into our 50's so we have trouble remembering the steps from week to week, but we have a very lovely, patient young woman as our instructor. We don't wear the special Irish dancing costumes, just matching tee shirts and black pants when we do the occasional performance. We dance just for the joy of it! Libby