all quilted and waiting to be cropped. Brought it home with me today so I could do this chore at home where I have the proper tools to do the job.
I will return to Kissimmee with it tomorrow, early, to sew the facing on it and make the sleeves. Since every stitch has to be done on a Bernina. Then I will bring it home again until I hear if it was accepted into the competition. I b....ed and moaned if not to you at least to myself about having to bury all the thread ends. But in truth, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it would be going in.
Now I am not saying I will continue to quilt with the backs on my quilts, especially when I am trying to get a number of pieces made in a short time for an exhibit or a commission. But I "just might" think of entering a quilt show again.
Oh God..... Did I just say that.....
Oh well, after tomorrow my life will get back to what is for me, NORMAL.
There has been a great deal of buzz about the new larger harp Janome sewing machine that was coming out. Well I have seen it... I drove 20 miles to Winter Haven yesterday to sew on one which I did. After doing so, I decided immediately that I was not buying it. I hope Janome continues to make the 6600 too. For those of us who graduated from using the New Home /Janome 7500 this new machine is in my opinion a stretched version of it. The 7700 is a low shank machine that sews like the older 7500 rather than with the start up hesitation characteristic of the 6500 and 6600. It threads like and has the same tension system like the 7500 as well. Despite the 2 additional inches of space from the needle to the motor housing on the right, there is no real improvement in this machine for owners of 6600 which has better in the harp lighting than the 6500 but in MHO users of the 6500 or 6600 if you are happy with the way your machine is performing for you , keep it.
I did my two power point presentations and trunk shows this week, one on Monday evening and the other one this morning. I think both went well. The Tuesday group was a smaller one and I enenjoyed interacting with the members. I do like up close and personal best.
I put in an order for 20 yards of silk broadcloth yesterday and I am waiting for it to arrive.
Will keep you abreast of my "out and abouts" and other doings.