Why Darkling, you ask? Well, Mr. Squash gives most of his computers pretty interesting names - Soul Crusher, Dark Side and now Darkling. She is very small - sitting here on the top of my 2-drawer filing cabinet she measures just 12"D x 8"W x 7"H. She has everything I need - a DVD drive, a wireless stick, Office 2010, Windows 7 and a few other software programs! Yesterday I transferred over all the files and photos from my old Gateway, and I'm now back in fine form for computing! I can't believe the difference in speed and performance - thanks to Mr. Squash!!
On Monday we took a drive down to Baker City and LaGrande, Oregon. It was a beautiful day for a drive, we packed a picnic lunch and off we went! We stopped in Baker City at Traditions Quilt Shop. Cyndy is there all week working for her sister who owns the shop while her sister is on vacation. We had a nice time chatting and then did a little shopping!
I purchased another Schnibbles pattern, some wonderful, buttery-feeling wool felt pieces, another of Cyndy's patterns (Mr. Squash wants me to make the pillow for him!) and some fun fat quarters that I will use to make fabric baskets for gifts!
I've also been busy machine quilting a project and I made the bias binding for it - all ready to go! I'lI surprise you with the finish later. I must say after this last machine quilting project that I am really ready for the longarm! I find stuffing anything larger than a small table runner through my Bernina is just too hard on my hands, shoulders and neck and the viewing area is so small! I just get going, then I have to stop and start to remove pins which does not make me a happy camper! I'm planning to get a Hinterberg Voyager 17 with their Summit table. I've looked at and tried a lot of longarms at various shows and so far this is the one I like best. If anyone reading this has one, I would love to hear your feedback!