For the past few weeks (months?) I hinted to DH that I would like to set the quilting frame up so I can quilt all the UFO's that have accumulated these past 4 years. So while I was gone to my Jazzercise class yesterday he tackled the setup. After a few hours of hunting for all the missing pieces, it was finally up. He brought down the sewing machine and then I proceeded to put the leaders on the frame. I am a leftie, when I look at the directions I try to do a mirror image so as to get the clockwise - counterclockwise move. Well, after 2 hours of choice words I finally got them right (or was it left). Then came the fun part, I decided to use a 9-inch pattern since the throat of the machine is 9", grrr...it would only do 7" due to the rod which rolls the finished part within the throat section. So I decided to just do a stipple quilting. Simple enough, yes? Not so, because the machine moves smoothly to the left, but then bucks when I try to make it go right. Oh well, I've been out of practice with the quilting arm, so I guess it's just like riding a horse, when not sure, go where the horse leads you.