I arrived safely in Jubail on Thursday night. We had a good trip, no sandstorm thank goodness, and had a good night sleep before we started our quilting marathon! There was no mucking around, Nora got me to choose one of my tops and we started off the great long arm adventure!!
Did I tell you that Nora has a Gammill quilting machine? Well, she does… and I am getting lessons this week 🙂 I tell you what, it is very addictive!!!! I have finished 4 tops nows… all trying something different. I feel pretty confident with free motion, but when I had a go with the laser, oh boy, that was a different story!!!
If you zoom in on the pic below, you should be able to see a little red dot. So the idea is to guide the machine from behind and “trace” the pattern with the red dot. Meanwhile, the machine is stitching the quilt….
It takes a bit to get your head around because you are used to watching the needle and stitches… so to start off with I was very wobbly… and by the end I was a little less, lol! But if you only look at it from afar… well, it is ok:
We’ve been sewing some other bits and pieces in between, and just enjoying each other’s company. And at the end of a long day of sewing…. dinner….. Can you guess what this is:
It was my first time I’d had camel, and you know what? It was yummy and tasted just like beef. So now maybe I will be brave and buy some from the shop and cook it myself! And if you like, you can come on over and try some too….. 🙂
Bedtime… for tomorrow we have more lessons at Quilt School!
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