Monday morning and I was Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new baby – my Innova Longarm Quilting Machine!
It was a few hours late so I puttered around my quilting/sewing studio…It finally arrived!
The first piece is one of the 12 foot leaders!
Here is the side piece!
The frame is almost done! I hovered the whole time – excited to see it nearing completion! Mike, the co-owner, was very patient with my hovering.
Here is the actual sewing part! Woot Woot!
It is finally time to play!
The tablet with Pantovision. It came with 50 pantograph patterns, but I stand up front and trace it on the tablet instead of behind the machine with a laser light.
I played a little Monday at home and then went to three days of 9 to 5 classes with Renae Haddadin from Quilts on the Corner. She is a fabulous quilter – she got Best of Show at Paducah last year. She was marvelous, as was her whole team! See all her ribbons?! I used this photo off her website, since somehow I lost the whole first days worth of pictures! ARG! I did ask permission to take her photo so I don’t think she will mind me borrowing one of hers.
My children all decided they are grateful that I am a stay at home mom normally. It was super fun and overwhelming. I missed my kids and it made for long days and short nights, but I am so happy I got to go learn. Blessed to have a husband who is excited about my new adventure and is supporting it financially. Now it is time to practice, practice and practice some more. The experts make it look sooooooo easy and it really isn’t!