Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I'm still fighting with my Orca Bay quilt.  I think this is the one that is going to push me over into long-arm ownership, but in the meantime, I am determined to finish this one.  Just the borders left to go, and at least I know what I am going to do with them.

I spent an hour this afternoon chatting with the owner of the local store that distributes the Tin Lizzie.  I think I am almost talked into one of those.  There don't seem to be any other local dealers for other machines (which makes service and support a challenge). And so far, everything I've read about the Tin Lizzie has been good.  Anyone want to take bets on how long I hold out?  A hint - I am not a patient person.  :)  And I have 6 quilts waiting to be quilted.

Other than working on this quilt, my time is being spent knitting.  I joined Camp Loopy this year, and my yarn arrived on Monday - just 1 day late for the start of camp.  I cast on right away, and am now about 1/3 done the project, so it looks like the late start is not going to hurt me at all.

Want to see what others are up to?  Check out Freshly Pieced and the Needle And Thread Network.


  1. There is a yahoogroup for this machine. You might check it out.

  2. I'm not patient either. I'll be anxious to hear how you make out! ;^)

  3. The Tin Lizzie is one of the machines I dreamed about when I modified my studio to have the space for a long arm. Life intervened and I had and have to fix a lot of stuff in my house so I have more time to lurk and decide on what machine to get....What are you quilting with now? I am very happy with a tabletop Juki Q.