Friday, December 28, 2007

The Fat Lady Finally Sang

Yes, it's finally over and I, for one, am not sorry. We did have a nice Christmas and Ben had lots of fun opening all his presents. He loves tissue paper so we always wrap his presents in it and I think he has more fun with the paper than the toy or goodie inside. I got some great quilty gifts which I just love:

- Two of Mary Eddy's freemotion quilting books - Flowers in Motion and Mary's Whimsies which both give step by step instructions for flowers, leaves, holly wreaths and some really whimsical animals.

- Judy Laquidara's Nine-Patch Extravaganza. Judy is well known for her great borders and this book has some good ideas for border designs.

- Fellow Canadian, Sue Patten's Freehand Filler Patterns which takes some common blocks and gives lots of great freemotion quilting ideas for each block.

- A Quilt Calendar with 12 great patterns and instructions

- A Quilter's Home Magazine which on a quick glance looks informative and amusing

- A needle threader which I didn't even know existed! I have been complaining lately about having more and more trouble threading a needle - couldn't be my age, could it? Santa must have been listening as he brought me this handy dandy little tool.

And finally, today I placed my order for a new APQS Millennium longarm

I've had a Nolting Fun Quilter for about a year and a half and let's just say it wasn't a happy experience - after all, my Mother always told me if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. So today, with my dear husband's blessing, I ordered the machine I really wanted and should have bought two years ago.

I really am a very lucky lady!


Mary said...

Congratulations on the longarm puchase. I hope you love it as much as I do (different machine of course but you know what I mean!)

SandyQuilts said...

Hey girl I'm so happy for you. That Milli is going to sing and you're going to LOVE it.

Deb said...

Congrats on your new machine! I'm sure you will love it.