Had a very productive day yesterday! Got both my personal and work taxes done, itemized, and ready to ship out to pay some ungodly sum....
....even had an extra hour to spare. Guess what? Spent it sewing! I had finished off the rest of the blocks for my FFA quilt, so I arranged them and got the rows sewn up. On my way! Just have to sew the rows together and add my fancy border :)
Then I got excited by Jennifer's post about her new sewing machine purchase. So excited that I decided to buy one myself. You read that right! I have been sewing on a cheap Kenmore since I started quilting, and have been reading reviews about different machines. So, last night I decided to take the plunge and buy one. At 60% off, I couldn't resist! It is the Juki TL-2010Q. It has a huge throat so I will finally be able to quilt my quilts without a struggle, plus an auxiliary table to spread them out, a knee lift, excellent tension control and speed control, a needle stop position, automatic thread trimmer and needle threader....basically a million features I never even dreamed of! After having a taste of sewing on a decent machine while at Sewing Summit (they were supplied with some wonderful Baby Locks), I am really excited to have a true quilting machine of my own! Now I just have to wait patiently for it to arrive, and hope there are no major hold ups (or fees) at the border! Do you have a Juki or have you tried one before? I would love to hear about your experiences!
And tonight, I have the treat of being able to spend the evening quilting with a friend. Kathy is the one who got me into quilting a couple years back, and it has been about as long since we have managed to arrange a quilt night! Can't wait to spend time doing something I love with a good friend :) Life is good! Hope you are all having a wonderful day as well!