Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A new machine!! Whoopee!

I'm getting a new (to me) sewing machine today and I'm very excited!! For a few years I've been using a White D'Lite and while it's gotten me this far, I really want to stretch my sewing capabilities. I've free-motion quilted before but didn't realize when I got the D'Lite, it doesn't have that option. Doh!!!!

So I went to Ray's Sewing Machine Center in San Jose and talked with Ken, Ray's son. He and Joanne helped me pick out a beautiful new Janome and I get to pick it up tonight. I probably won't get any sleep tonight because I'll be up playing with it!!

If anyone ever reads my blog, they can tune in later to find out how it went.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My first blog!!!

This is my very first blog and I'm a little nervous......I'm not very technical but I'm giving it a shot. So please be patient with me.....I'm a newbie!

This first entry will be about the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. My nieces got me interested last year and I'm going again this year (my body aches already). My fundraising effort was a quilt that we could raffle off.......here's the one I made last year:

The gals at one of our local quilt shops, The Granary, were nice enough to hang it in their shop and sell raffle tickets for us. By time we picked a winner, we sold around 200 tickets last year. Woo-hoo!!

This year the Relay's theme is Celebrating Birthdays so I picked something a little more birthday-ish (I know, I know.....that's not a word but I'm claiming my newness to blogging is affecting my vocabulary). Here's my quilt for this year:

Okay, a little about me......I live in sunny San Jose, CA and love it! We have the best weather and there's endless things to do. I live with my sweetie, Scott, who is the most wonderful man. He not only supports my quilting 'habit' but gives his input (when asked). Tee-hee!! And he buys me shoes!!!