Thursday, June 28, 2012

~ Preparedness ~

I am not a spontaneous person. AT ALL!!! My friends and family know not to call me up at the last minute to do anything. I must have time to stew about it obsess over it talk for hours about it prepare. So I have been preparing, well, thinking about, my upcoming quilt retreat for months now. But I haven't had time to really prepare for it.

When preparing for such an important occasion, one must ensure they have the right tools.

Last year, I took my trusty sewing machine that must weigh at least 500 pounds. Imagine my difficulty lifting that sucker to place in the over head compartment. This year, I decided I would take my Brother, which is so much lighter. Having made that decision, I realized I had a couple of problems...would it fit into my bag, and can I learn how to use it...quickly!

Yep...it fits (whew)!

Even the extension table...

No, Devlin, you will not fit ;-)

Now, that leaves me less than a week to learn how to use it. I've only used this machine for FMQing...without the foot pedal. I'm not even sure if the machine comes with a 1/4 inch foot. Assuming I am able to find the manual and all the attachments needed for my Brother, this beautiful charm pack, A Little Romance, is going to be my practice quilt.



 I'll be spending the next few days piecing lots and lots of squares.

Thanks, as always, for visiting my  blog!
~ Michelle ~

6 comments:

  1. AZEKA's GrannyJune 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I have the utmost confidence that you will master using your Brothers machine. I love the pinks and purples you selected for your practice quilt. I fully expect to see Devlin in your carryon and Leo in your sister's. Have fun at your retreat.

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  2. You and I are too much alike! And, you can squeeze Devlin in there, I'd love to meet him. ;-) I haven't prepared any yet either, except I pre-washed some fabric. but I need to decide what pattern I am going to piece it into and get it cut! ONE WEEK!

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  3. You are hilarious!!! Love how the parts of the sewing machine are labeled. I'm wondering how I will get everything done as well....

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  4. You can do it, good thing you have time to work towards that! Lucky you to get to join up with creative people like Doris-have fun!!
    :-}pokey

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  5. Wow, that was pretty brave to bring a sewing machine you don't normally sew on. But you did it, and you did it with style! Way to go!

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  6. wow... the most amazing labelling ever
    lol

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