A New Toy

I’m not working on anything in particular today, but I am getting acquainted with my upgrade.

Meet Betty!


She’s no $1000+ all-the-bells-and-whistles machine, but I wanted lots of stitch options (she has over 100!), plus she has features my last machine didn’t-like dropping the feed dogs, needle up/down option, and speed control. I’ve been trying her out and she’s so much quieter than my last machine. Awesome for all-nighter quilting sessions!

She’s my 3rd Brother machine. I’ve never had issues with them, so I was confident sticking with the brand.

Now, off to study the manual and play some more.


Weekend Roundup

This weekend, January blessed Western New York with a lovely thaw. 2 days that my girls could just play outside all day in the 60 degree weather. They even got to wear their new vests that were a Christmas gift from their grandpa.


Sunday morning, I sat in the sunshine on my front porch, sipping a cup of tea and enjoying the spring preview.

My reward? Yes, now I’m sick. Blech.

I spent part of this afternoon, cuddled on the couch, binding my HK quilt. I decided to use charcoal grey flannel for the binding. The same fabric I was cutting when I mangled my finger with my rotary cutter.

So, I imagine since I’ll be laid up on the couch for the next few days, there with be lots of tea and stitching in my immediate future.