Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Three for tonight

1. I got home today and the good old cat has talked to me practically non-stop. He has also gone in and out and in and out and in and out, happy to walk around his territory and roll on the driveway, happy to lie in the sun on the deck. He has followed me from room to room. Just now, he is lying on the throw rug near my chair. When I get up, he will jump up and go ahead of me, anticipating where I will go next. He will voice his opinion about where he wants me to sit down in loud meows. When I do sit down, he will find a spot near me and lie down. He wants to be close. He is the doggiest cat I've ever seen!

2. On a completely different subject, I continued my search today for the right sewing machine. I am going to learn to machine quilt in my 59th year and it's time for an upgrade! A few weeks ago, I looked at a really wonderful used Bernina 710. Today I looked at a Brother VQ3000 (out of my price range but fun to look at) and a Juki 2010Q. The Juki is an interesting machine. It only sews straight stitches, but my can it fly - up to 1500 stitches per minute. Whew! It is also very sturdy - really almost an industrial quality machine. It comes with a heavy duty walking foot and can sew through just about anything. I still want to look at Viking and Janome machines and read some more reviews. Anybody out there have a recommendation? I don't care about embroidery features but I do want a wider throat for ease in quilting larger quilts.

3. Finally, I'm looking forward to watching this video about the Gee's Bend quilters. Thanks to Kristin Nicholas for posting the link.

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