Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Almost Sewing . . .


I know by now you must be tired of photos of the Janome silhouetted against my view - but there is a difference this time - the Janome is "ON". So I am enjoying a glass of zinfandel in my #1 Grandma wine glass to celebrate!

It has been a looooooong process with all the additions, corrections, and repairs that go with the purchase of a new manufactured home, and having so many people doing different tasks (running electricity underground, installing an aerobic septic system, waiting for parts to take care of first time walk-through repairs, and installing "skirting") takes time away from unpacking. Our first time purchasing a manufactured home has been an eye-opener!



Jack the new kitten is thriving in his new environment, and he and Katy (my older black cat) have adjusted beautifully. Jack is honestly the sweetest cat EVER, and he is a true gift from God. You can read about how I adopted him here Although he is very much a kitten (trying out his claws, scratching, play-biting, running/galloping through the house) he cuddles at night, purrs loudly when I speak to him, and follows me around when he isn't acting "crazy" or sleeping.

I am so inspired by all the quilting activity I see on Instagram and in the blogs I read daily. I cannot wait to get my fabric unpacked and start sewing!

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  1. Your new home looks lovely Linda! Hope it is not too long before your have some time to sew! Christine x

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  2. It's so exciting to see you all getting so close! I can't wait to see how you deck out your new dedicated sewing space. I scrolled back a few posts to refresh my memory about your new home. It is so pretty and arranged so well for family gatherings. I bet you can't wait to have everyone over! Is Thanks Giving at your place?

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    1. Thanks Gayle. :) Thanksgiving will probably be between our SIL's house and ours - we live about 200 feet apart! ;)

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  3. This looks like an idyllic place to sew. Speaking of which, let me ask you something. What sewing machine would you recommend to a rookie sewer (Sewer?! Sew-er. Is that even a word? Whatever. You know what I mean.) with a decided fear of sewing machines.

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    1. I am not really qualified to recommend a sewing machine, but I will tell you what I know. It all depends on how you want to use it, how much you want to spend, if you want decorative stitches - that kind of thing. If you have a fear of sewing machines then you might not want one with a lot of bells and whistles. I would Google sewing machine classes in your area and look for a fabric store that offers beginner sewing or go talk to them about sewing machines.
      Brands I have used: I started at 14 using Mom's nice electric Singer in a cabinet(an upgrade from her treadle which I wish I still had!) cheap Wal-Mart sewing machines of various brands - all of which were very unsatisfactory with frequent bobbin tangles, and then I spent $500 on my Janome DC 3050 in 2010. I love it - it is easy to operate and smooth sewing; but am ready for something a little more geared to quilting.

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  4. Hurray for you with that machine turned on in front of the awesome view. It looks like Jack is going to be the purrfect quilting kitty. Just wait until he sees that that machine purrs, too.

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    1. Lol thanks Janine! I agree - I think Jack is going to be a good quilting buddy. :)

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  5. I would never get tired of that view out the window! I sew in the basement, so no view at all! Glad everythng is coming along with the house - you will be back seeing before you know it!

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    1. I love the view and wish the whole wall was a window - selfish I know. ;)

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