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    Hanging my head . . . MY BAD!!!

    I finally got home from my 'surprise' sewing program around 5:30 p.m. I have to say that I am so pleased that I went and didn't wimp out. We sure had a lot of fun. I knew about half the women attending the program and the presenter was a HOOT and a half. She works for Husqvarna and did demos on several of the specialty attachments and accessories for the machines. Then she showed us all the final pieces she'd made using those feet. We picked up a lot of fantastic and creative ideas - I'm one who was truly inspired. We laughed, learned, looked, and laughed some more. It truly was a great day.

    I bought a Majestic Hoop for my Designer Diamond (that's an embroidery hoop that is about 14 inches square) so I could make my own quilt designs and could do in-the-hoop quilting. I also bought another 1/4 inch foot, a piping foot, and ordered their ruffler. I was ready to walk out of the store when I realized that they were going to be selling their floor model long-arm quilting machine . . . and they had lowered the price PLUS attendees for the program were given a 20% discount on their purchases. I called my Li'l Sister, asked if she wanted to go halfies, and she said YES. So - I bought it!!!! It comes with the computerized controls (very similar to Q-Bot), three separate frames - 3 foot, 5 foot, and 10 foot, the quilting design software and a whole lot of other goodies. By the time we were finished I think I saved close to 40%.

    I got home and realized that I probably should have returned the Majestic Hoop since I'll have the quilting machine . . . but I need to sleep on that one. I also picked up a book on FMQ and a magazine that has an article about FMQ. I really need to get off this and onto the sewing machine!!!!
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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    Oh wow, I want to come over and with it! That is an awesome deal...I'll try my best not to covet.
    Come by and see what I'm up to on my blog...
    Summer Lee Quilts

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      #3
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      Wowser! And we all thought we got some great deals at Joann's last week! Can I come over and play????
      LIVE well, LAUGH often, LOVE much

      Hugs, Pat

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        #4
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        WOW - great deal - and I am sooooooooooooooo jealous!

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          #5
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          And here I was all excited about finding June Tailor rulers on clearance at WalMart tonight.

          What a great buy, Sandy!! Can I come over and play?
          ~Mary
          As ye sew, so shall ye rip.

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            #6
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            Wow! aren't you glad you went! thats fantastic! you'll have so much fun.
            “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

            ― Albert Pine

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              #7
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              Now those quilts for the grands will go so much faster! Congrats on the new long-arm baby!
              Be who you are and say what you feel
              because those who mind don't matter,
              and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

              http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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                #8
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                Congratulations, can't wait to see what you produce with your purchase... well done
                Wendy
                A creative mess is better than tidy idleness
                https://facebook.com/WendyJQuilts

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                  #9
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                  Wow now this was certainly a surprising little venture!! You and your sis are going to really have fun now!
                  Patti
                  "Like" me on Facebook @ Sweet Cherry Quilting to help spread the love of all things crafty and quilted!

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                    #10
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                    Holy cow! What a great day you had. Seems like l'm never in the right place at the right time. Here is one of my favorite sites for FMQ designs.

                    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365fillerdesignmain.htm
                    Susan

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                      #11
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                      Susan - Thanks so much for this link. I woke up this morning thinking about my Majestic Hoop and decided I am going to keep it. There will definitely be times when I want to do something small and it sure will be easier than waiting for Sis to finish a project or even me to do something larger. I am going to practice, practice, practice.

                      The neat thing about the software that goes with the long arm is that I can design theme stitching to correspond with the theme of the quilt top! I can hardly wait until it is delivered and set up. Think we will keep it at Sis's house - but will see. I do have more room than she does.
                      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                        Sandy...What a lucky girl you are! I wish we could all walk into a good deal like that! You will have tons of fun getting acquainted with your new baby........ENJOY!!! Barb
                        sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                        Scottie Mom Barb

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                          #13
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                          Did I miss it? What kind of frame is it? What kind of sewing machine are you using on it? Us gals have got to know!
                          Lucky you -- can't wait to see your new creations.

                          Hugs,
                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
                          http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
                          http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


                          What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by quiltingtrish View Post
                            Did I miss it? What kind of frame is it? What kind of sewing machine are you using on it? Us gals have got to know!
                            Lucky you -- can't wait to see your new creations.

                            Hugs,
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                            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                              #15
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                              OH MY!!! LUCKY DUCKY!!!!
                              Sending quilt tops to Sandy's!!!!!!!!
                              Jan G :icon_wave:


                              THE HURRIER I GO,
                              THE BEHINDER I GET!!!!
                              :lol:

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