Dissappointingly I haven't had much time on my new machine. The garden has to take precidence, because, well it just gets out of control if not, errr, controlled. But I have done a couple of things:
New Baby Quilt.
I did have a name for this but I'll be buggered if i can remember what it was! Anyway, the top is finished
I was dead keen to get on with quilting it, but realised that all my basting pins are in this quilt, so I that one had to take precidence. Whatever. I've made a start but didn't get too far. The weather is a bit unsettled at present so I may get some time at the weekend to do some quilting because it's raining cats and dogs.
As an aside, the lady from whom I bought my new machine, recommended spray baste. She hates pins and loves this spray. Uses it all the time apparently. And of course, she suckered me into buying some. I was tempted to use it on the baby quilt, but decided against it. Does anyone have any opinion on this (Stupid question I know!)
So far, I'm very pleased with Valerie, the new machine. Actually a lot more than very pleased. She does make everything a lot easier. The lines are a lot straighter, but still not quite straight. The 1/4 inch seam is a lot nearer 1/4 but not quite 100%. And, after a full 10 mintues of FMQ, I can confirm that it is a lot easier, although still not quite perfect. But I think that's down to me, not Valerie.!
Well that's it for now. The settee, a glass of wine and Lord Sugar beckon. Tomorrow I'll try to fit in a short post about my holiday in Portugal with my sister (although not too many boring photos..... Honest)