Monday, December 3, 2012


Can't believe it is December. Where did the year go?

The Janome 6600 went in for service before Thanksgiving. Just as I was about to pull out my backup machine, the shop called to say it's ready. Great timing!

Not only does the shop provide excellent service, they also sell new machines and sewing & quilting supplies. I test drove two new machines with wider 11" throats - new Janome Horizon MC8200 and a Bernina (sorry didn't note the model). The Janome fmq'd more smoothly.

Tempting as the new machine was, I came home with my 6600. I can't really justify a new machine. Yet. Might change my mind after wrestling with the next quilt beast. In the meantime I'll finish the year with my fmq quest: samples and smaller ufos. Quest to continue in 2013 with larger works.

Meanwhile, Three 1 and Three 2 are part of the Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibition at the Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St., Oakland, CA. It opens today and runs until 2/21/2013.


  1. First, congratulations on your work being exhibited in the Alameda County Arts Commission show! Second, are you hinting that you are ready to tackle that big star quilt? If so, remember that you are the boss of that quilt! Make it surrender to your every desire and demand.

    1. I'm a quilt-beast tamer-in-training. Taming rabbits now ;-) Graduating to more ferocious beasts next year.
      A friend pushes king size quilts through her 11" throat. So I'm just assessing the new machines. Just in case I need one as I graduate to larger quilts.