I know I should save this photo for a "Throw Back Thursday" post, but I just had to share this one with you before I chickened out! This is Christmas Day of 1987 and I was a senior in high school. I had been sewing up to this point with my mom's old Singer. She had a beautiful old black machine in a wooden case, but it had a short somehow and the knee lever that functioned like today's foot pedal would give me a tiny zap if I sewed in shorts.
Since we lived in Florida, you can imagine I needed a zap-free machine! I had completely forgotten this machine over the years and I can't even remember what happened to it. I know there was at least 2 machines that came and were upgraded before I got my first Janome. But I sure looked happy to get it. I sure would like to know where all those curls went.
The rotary cutter had just begun making inroads in the world of quilting and it was a good thing as I am accuracy challenged. My first quilt involved scissors, cardboard templates, and Y seams because I didn't know any better! It was a disaster.
I have been working on my ruler work sampler quilt whenever I can. I tell you, I am not sure where my days are going lately, as it doesn't feel like I'm getting much done and I have some new projects I need to start on.
I ordered some of the Janome ruler feet (Frame Quilting Foot Set) last week for my shop at Amy's Quilting Adventures and wouldn't you know it? There's been a run on that product and they're out of stock! Could it have something to do with the over 4500 students enrolled in my Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine class at Craftsy? (That's a 25% discount link BTW) I should get them late this week or next week. I've also got the Ronda's Double S ruler on backorder too. Hope to get those soon as well.
The class has received great reviews and Craftsy's platform doesn't allow me to leave a comment on those reviews so I can't leave my thanks on the glowing recommendations. Seriously?! 4.85 out of 5 stars! Incredible. So if you've left a review, know that I really appreciate it!
That's all I've got for now! Keep on quilting!