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Hello to all.  I haven't been here in months, June to be exact.  Just been busy working and playing with my grandkids.  Those of you who have read my posts may remember that my mom passed away last year and I was busy getting her house fixed and sold.  Sense then I really haven't been motivated to do anything.  

A couple months ago I got the idea to make a quilt for Aiden the older of the two grand sons.  I knew what I wanted to make and decided to check out the local sew and vac for an embroidery machine that would do larger designs.  I found a Brother 1500 machine but Brother and I didn't get along.  I have the Embird digitizing software and no matter how many times I tried the designs on the machine it just wouldn't work.  I still have my Singer sewing/embroidery machine and the designs came out much better on that machine.  They aren't what I want but they are good enough for Aiden (he's only 4) so I will be working with that.  I wanted to get it done for Christmas but I doubt that I will.  

I called the sew and vac and talked to them about trading in the Brother embroidery machine for just a sewing machine that could handle heavier material than what the Brother machine would do.

I now have a new Pfaff expression 3.5 sewing machine. I haven't worked on a quilt sense before mom passed away, my logic a new machine and a new start.  Sounds good.  I was hoping to work on something this weekend after getting off work but I had a couple of issues with the new machine.  I talked to a couple of people at the store and finally got the machine in working order.  

This may take me a while to get back into the swing of things but when I have something finished I will be popping in for a show and tell.   

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Comment by Pam/NY on November 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Hi Kathy..nice to see your post. Those grandsons take up a lot of time, but so worth it! Your machine sounds like a gem. Mine needs a tuneup after the holidays. Have a nice holiday...

Comment by Barb/WI on November 20, 2017 at 5:26pm

Good to hear from you.  It is fun to see more chatter on this site, again.  It had gotten pretty quiet.  Congratulations on the new machine.  Once you get the feel of it, you'll be producing all kinds of fun things to show us.

Comment by Irene Gallway on November 20, 2017 at 7:38am

Great to have you back Kathy.  Life does have a way of standing in the way sometimes.  I think it's wonderful you treated yourself to a new machine.  I bought a Janome 7050 last Summer and I'm enjoying it.  I posted a quilt I just made the other day.  It's the wallflower pattern from MSQC.  I'm working on another one same design in pink.  Should be posting that in the next couple of day. Welcome back "Sewing Sister".

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