My New Baby

  I just purchased a longarm quilting machine.  An HQ16, to be exact.  In January.  I have always dreamed of owning one, but never thought I would be able to afford it.  But, when the opportunity arose, I grabbed hold and dove in with both feet!!  I have had a few lessons on it and am beginning to feel a little more comfortable with it, but I am far from the point where I would even attempt to quilt a quilt for someone else.  Right now I am working on a quilt for my niece, Meesha, and can't wait to put that beauty on my machine and quilt away!  I will post pictures when it is completed.  Maybe!!!  If it is picture worthy!  My goal is to, when I retire, (in four years) to get the point of taking in others' quilts and quilting them and maybe earning a little money, on the side.  We'll see. 

My husband and I are about to have our first grandbaby!!!  We can't wait!  I am looking forward to making quilts for it, too.  Don't know what it is yet, but we are suppose to know in about 3 weeks.  We already have a beautiful granddaughter, who is 12 years old and in the 7th grade.  We are very proud of her!  She is a joy and has an infectious smile and the most beautiful eyes you've ever seen!  When her mom and our son got married, she was in the 2nd grade.  She was very interested in learning how to make quilts and to sew on the sewing machine.  So, we made several things...several tote bags and a small quilt.  For Christmas last year, I gave her a sewing machine, but she hasn't sewn on it yet!  I think she is older and much busier now than she was when she first came into our family!!  The newness has worn off.  I'm just praying that one day, she will show an interest again. 


This is a picture of me, my sweet mama, my two daughters-in-law, and precious Breanna. 

Published Fri, Mar 5 2010 1:15 AM by Nancy Mann