Thursday, December 13, 2012

First Friday favorite photo - December (late and last)

Late, late, late! I missed the first Friday deadline.

Despite plans, these postings haven't forced me to organize my photos. That project was put on the back burner when I switched from a pc to a mac in midyear. Maybe after more training sessions, iPhoto will stop being such a mystery and I'll climb out of that rabbit hole.

Until then, this the last first Friday favorite photo.

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.