Friday, August 22, 2014

Handi Friday!!!

Yesterday was a BIG day!  My Handi Quilter was delivered and set up by Bill from Cynthia's Sewing Center.  I have been a customer of Cynthia's since the 90's...along with her husband Jerry a former Portland firefighter turned sewing machine repair and support person.  And now, I am a customer of their son Bill.  Cynthia and Jerry are now manning the Las Vegas stores while Bill runs the Bend shop which is currently located inside of BJ's Quilt Basket but will be moving to their own expanded space in Scandia Plaza in Bend.


The Handi Quilter is so popular that Bill has been assembling them left and right. Which means he can put them together while conversing, lol.


putting on some finishing fixtures...and you see all those tops hanging there waiting to be quilted!!! 
Bazinga!


A proud owner and soon to be UFO-less, LOL
....do you think that could really happen?

I have a ways to go but here are my very first doodles.

look at my kitty!

My brain was so full due to all the information from Bill and my practice pieces that I had to take a nap, lol...and then I just wanted to work on something small.  I layered, quilted and bound my sweet little Halloween candle mat from Buttermilk Basin

No book of the week...I am almost done with my lastest read but need another day.  But, HH and I watched a wonderful 2011 movie I got from the library called The Way.  A Woolie 5 star movie! Staring Martin Sheen and directed by his son.  Enjoy, have a great weekend and see you back here Monday!

20 comments:

  1. Love your doodles Anna, especially your cat. You better try to sketch Enzo or he may get a bit jealous.

    Have fun!

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  2. Congratulations !!

    Your doodles look great you are a natural :-D

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  3. Oh, how fun! Can't wait to see more of your doodles!

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  4. Looks like a lot of fun! And, you can do this sitting down? That could be a game-changer! Hope you can really "go to town" on those UFOs--I'd better get busy on mine too!

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  5. Congratulations!! Have fun! PS~ you will still have UFO's. LOL ;-)

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  6. Congratulations on your long arm. What a lucky girl !! Have fun. Someday if I have the room I'd love one of those !! You will have to teach us and show us your progress on it. How fun !! Enjoy !!!

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  7. Congratulations! Now we will see lots of finished quilts!!

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  8. Enjoy longarming your weekend away! You're a natural -- the cat is terrific!!! Craftsy classes by Angela Walters are great as are her books. Judi Madsen is just as fabulous -- books and You Tube tutorials. Did you get a ruler base? Enjoy!!!

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  9. Lucky you, would love one of those and I love your new quilting, you really picked that up fast and doing a beautiful job.

    Debbie

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  10. Treat yourself to some Glide thread from BobbinCentral.com -- it works great!!!

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  11. OMG! An Avante! How cool for you! So happy you have the Avante. They sew like ‘buttah’, as they say. Is this in your sewing room upstairs? Great light there! Have fun quilting all those tops hanging there. I love your idea of hanging them so you see them all the time and they beg you to finish them! LOL

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  12. that is so exciting! so happy for you
    I have to say I am impressed with your first doodles
    that little mat is just adorable, love fall quilts!
    Kathie

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  13. Your first doodles look really great! I'd say you won't have any trouble at all catching on to this. Can't wait to see more!

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  14. OMGosh...she is a beauty!! And you seem to be a natural born driver!! Great doodles!

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  15. WOW! What fun! And is that a Patron button jar...lol?

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  16. Congratulations on the Handi Quilter! It looks like you are a natural! This is the type of long arm I wanted, but no room for it, so got a mid size sit down machine.

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  17. Congrats! Looks like you are on your way to whittling down the UFO's!

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  18. Congratulations on the new machine! Looks like you'll be a pro in no time!

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  19. I bet you could become UFO less in the to be quilted pile. Can't wait to see how you use this new machine!

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