Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Finally surfacing after the Show. It was a terrific time and I met so many old friends as well as made lots of new ones. Such fun.
I have a couple of days at home before heading of to Cohuna to teach this weekend so did a couple of essential things in the studio.
I wrestled with my new thread storage drawers and it only took two hours to put them together but I am pleased with the result. I decided on the Alex drawers from IKEA and they fit beautifully. I am very unhappy though as I discovered I don't actually have enough threads as I only filled about 3/4 of the drawers. Oh well - another challenge for me.
For those of you who asked before - I just have them sorted into colours. One drawer each for white/cream, yellow, orange, reds, purples/pinks, greens (2), blues (2), black etc. At this stage they are just all jumbled together but I do have some dividers so may start getting more organised but at least it is something that is put away.
But the most exciting news is that I bought the new Bernina 820 machine which I have been thinking about since I test ran it earlier this year. Small businesses are being offered a really good tax break on business purchases and what could be more critical to a quilter than a machine. I still have my fabulous Janome 6500 which has not skipped a beat since I got it and I will continue to use it as well but as a teacher I need to be comfortable with all brands so I will become multiskilled. Well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.
We were worried about where to put it but after a bit of a squeeze we managed to get it into my Horn Cabinet so all is well. Can't wait to have some time to spend on it but that will come. I will definitely blog my progress. I am so excited about it that I have started thinking about sewing clothes as well - now that is scary.