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A friend of mine sent her Sweet 16 to my place for a visit.  I’ve named her “Sweetie”.  Sweetie is a bit temperamental but I have had some success with her.  I can’t tell you how amazing it is to quilt with something that not only has POWER but has SPACE.  If I was on the build-up side of my quilting career, I would be sorely tempted to invest in a machine like this.  SERIOUSLY tempted.  (That brings shivers down the spine of Mr. W because of the price!!  ha!)

In the 2 weeks she was up and running (and singing!), I quilted 4 placemats, 2 baby/toddler sized quilts, 1 lap sized quilt and several practice pieces.  I also used the basting function to baste 20 Liberty of London flowers onto a linen base for hand appliqué.  I was up at 6am each morning and out playing with her for 60-90 minutes before brekkie.  It was a total blast.

Earlier this week, she made a loud CLUNK and up came an error message.  I wasn’t able to get past the error so the plug has been pulled and she is awaiting a trip to the repair shop.  Best guess it will be February before she comes back to her temporary home.

Here are a couple slide shows of the finished pieces.

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Boro-style patches on my favourite jean jacket.  

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Knitted and crocheted scarf with Wolle’s yarn

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Three ‘dress up’ bibs for M&M’s girl-child

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