Sunday, June 27, 2010

WOW it's been a long time

I guess it is time I started blogging a little more. Let's see, my Mom has been sick a lot, and I to have had my ups and downs in the last few months, but I'm hoping things are finally starting to settle down.

I was totally shocked yesterday when the phone rang, and DH said it was for me, and when I got on the line, I was told that I had won a 40" LCD flat screen TV. I sure wasn't expecting that. I had bought 3 tickets for $5.00 from the legion in a neighboring town, to help with scholarships etc., a while ago, and had totally for gotten about it, so it sure was a wonderful surprise.

In March I finally got Brutus, my Voyager 17 quilting machine. It is great and I love using it, the only problem is I don't have enough time to do everything I want with it. He is not a big fancy machine, but for my quilting hobby he is perfect, in size, and price. He can do anything that the big monster machines can, but he is not computerized so everything I do is freehand, or pantographs by hand, so everything has my personal touch, and is not a carbon copy, cookie cutter pattern coming from a computer, as even if I use a pantograph it still is not 100% exactly as it come off from the roll.

This is a picture of Brutus, I took it a while ago, so he has had a few updates since this picture was taken. Well, I guess it is time for some more quilty fun.



Cheri said...

Hi Wilma,
I like your Title quilt. Very elegant in the dark colors. I might try something like that! Thanks for following my Blog. If I can figure out how I will become your follower too. I'm just learning. Cheri

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the name Brutus for the voyager. I bought a used gammill about 2 yrs ago. Still learning...but enjoying the journey. Loved your quilts...and reading your blog.

viridian said...

keep blogging Wilma. I follow you through the Janiac blog cabin.

viridian said...

keep blogging Wilma. I follow you through the Janiac blog cabin.