Thursday, September 9, 2010

My New Toy........

Here is a picture of my new sewing machine. It has a longer arm than the standard machines do. It's 12 inches instead of the usual 7. I am hoping this will make a big difference when I quilt small projects. The larger ones can go on the quilt frame (when it comes in)
I went to my class yesterday to learn how to use the features on the machine. I am loving it.

Today Bob and a friend went to the coast to salmon fish the river. I have lots to do as both of my brothers are now on their way here. One brother is coming from Kansas and the other from Nevada. They are both planning to arrive tomorrow. I can't wait to see them all. I haven't seen the Kansas group in three years. I also have a third brother. I wish he and his wife could make it but they said they couldn't. I tried to stress the importance of spending a little time together because you never know how long any of us have. It's been over 20 years since we all have been together. I plan to make the best of this visit. Lots of pictures and laughter and good times. I thought I would bake some peanut butter cookies for them. When we were kids and went to visit my grandmother (paternal) she always had a crock of freshly baked peanut butter cookies for us. I have her recipe and thought it would be a nice touch. She also used to make a chiffon dessert that she called Pink Puddin but I've never been able to find the recipe. I think it had a cookie crust and was made with Jello and whipped up and was a raspberry flavor. Does it sound familiar to anyone? Well, I guess I should get started with all I have to do...............

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh, how wonderful, your new sewing machine!!! I love that long arm and I'm sure it will make quilting so much easier. I'm green with envy.

Have a wonderful visit with your family. Getting everybody together can be an almost impossible challenge. Have fun.

Pam said...

I can't wait to see all the stuff you make with it!

Judi said...

I wish that I had the talent that you have Kathy!!! My motherm (who passed when I was 14) was a professional seamstress. And,all of my aunts were (my mom's sisters)and several of my cousins are as well. To be honest---I don't think I could have done it. I am not a patient girl...!!! So, I guess it's best my mom didn't know...;-) Yet, I would have loved to create such beautiful pieces!!! I'll leave it to the artists like you!!!
Can't wait to see what you create!
Onward!
Judi

Kathy said...

Oh Judi, I am no artist. I have found that quilting is so easy and really takes no patience. It is just cutting out strips of fabric and sewing them together. Very simple really. You are so sweet.

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

nice machine. You are a good sister.