Saturday, March 28, 2009

First Signs of Spring

The robins are back and ....

the tulips are just starting
to peek through.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bernina 830

My Bernina 830 is here and I am so excited. I spent all day yesterday setting her up in my sewing room and taking her through several stitching trial runs. This photo doesn't show the embroidery arm, but I did attach it and here is my very first attempt at machine embroidery......

I've read through the manual a few times already. There is still so much more for me to learn.

Bought a some new fabric on the weekend (Patisserie - a jelly roll and two charm packs).
Very pretty. I'll make my first quilt project on the 830 with it. Probably something small, but I do get carried away and often make large quilts in spite of my best intentions to keep it small.

(yup, that is another bunny in my collection)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Out shopping yesterday. Now I have two more bunnies for my collection and this pretty decoration for my kitchen wall.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The pinwheel border is on!

Yes, its Saturday morning and I am going to spend the day in my sewing room. I'm working on the 2009 BOM from The Quilt Show. So far I am keeping up with the work. March blocks are pinwheels and more stars. I hope to finish them today.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My blog is up and running thanks to encouragement from Christina and technical advice from Derrick.