January 20th I posted the design wall and I haven’t had anything to say since! I pretty much lost the mojo for quilting and without that I don’t have much to say on a quilting blog. It all started ( or ended, depending on which way you look at it) when my ULT2002D (my 12-year-old wonderful embroidery machine) had some mechanical problems. This is not a “daily driver”. I use this machine a few times a season so I wasn’t ready to let embroidery capabilities go. The dealer is about an hour away so off we went for a repair and came home with a new machine and a desire to justify the purchase.
I’ve had some interesting times learning all of the new buttons and gizmos. At some point I want to incorporate
all some of my sample stitch outs into quilt blocks…..maybe that will jump-start quilting again. But for now I am playing with my pretty threads, stitching out flowers and Winnie the Pooh as well as kitchen scenes and sewing saying on shirts. I’ve done some lace and a couple of the new to me In the Hoop projects. I’ve had a lot of fun and a little frustration. This machine is awesome.
Our weather is finally warming. I’ve been in the sun room working on the long arm so perhaps a finished quilt is not too far in my future….then I’ll have something to report on Sunday’s Stash Report!