Tuesday, July 13, 2010

getting back into the swing of things

I've spent a few hours over the last week getting caught up on more Bee blocks that were overdue.
An airplane block for The Fussy Cut Love Bee


and liberated baskets for Bee Liberated


I also started putting together a little mini quilt with some low volume strips (leftover from my brush with the Quilt As You Go Quilt Along) and a tobacco shot cotton. See, I needed something that I could piece quickly, and practice quilting on, because...

ROB GOT ME A NEW SEWING MACHINE!!!


It's a Janome Horizon. It moved to the top of my dream-machine-for-life list when it was released in May, and Rob took note. I'm still in shock about it. I thought I was going to get either a bike or a vacuum for my birthday. I would have been thrilled with either of those, but needless to say, this is soooo much better.

9 comments:

Doris said...

WAY better than a vacuum....

lulubloom said...

Drooling here!! Congrats on the new machine! I saw it instore when I got my MC6600 a couple months ago. So nice to have such a large harp area. Have fun learning your new toy. :)

Leslie said...

this is awesome...i heard once that men should not buy women things with plugs for birthday s and stuff...but this is a huge exception to that rule. this machine is gorgeous. love the blocks too

angela said...

OMG!!! That is the most amazing birthday present. Congrats on an awesome new machine!

Poppyprint said...

holy cow - happy with a vacuum? Who're you trying to kid? That machine is awesome. Well done, Rob!! Be sure to let us know how it's going. Have fun with your new baby.

Carla said...

I bet your new machine purrs like a kitten. It's a wonderful gift.

lisawith4 said...

Oh, so much better than a vacuum!!!

Angie said...

Wow, can your hubby call my hubby and tell him what to do when my birthday rolls around? :) Congratulations! And happy birthday too!

Ariane said...

Wow!! That is an amazing birthday gift!! You are one lucky girl!!!