Yep I sure am. Lizzie is one fine woman! For all that know me and have just about flatlined, it is my Longarm quilting machine I bought two years ago and walked around it like it was a rattlesnake about to strike.
I finally decided that is was time I grew up and faced my fears head on. I got in touch with Sherry, the lady that lives in Huntsville that teaches the classes at the shop, Huntsville Sew and Vac, Huntsville, AL where I bought it. I scheduled my class and off Gary and I went today.
I am proud to say it went fine, I understand the machine and I am going to be trying to quilt this week here at home.
Today I free motioned, which is where you do not follow a pattern you just do what you feel like. My choice was loops, butterflies, and flowers. I had a blast. It was so relaxing. I still have a lot more classes to take before I really feel like I am confident. Practice, practice, practice. That is what I am going to do.. I will do this. I can, I can, I can. The name brand of the machine is Tin Lizzie. Yep it is for real! So I am calling mine Shug. We had Great Great old maid aunts, Emmaline and Lizzie Taylor who loved to quilt, sitting on the front porch , dipping snuff and talk about everybody who drove by. Hey that sounds just like my kind of women! Aunt Lizzie was known as Shug. My machine will be Shug. I will keep you posted on the “Adventures of Shug.”
My pretty baby quilt I practiced on.
Look at this cute little boy that was using the machine..Oh wait, that is me!! With my little boy haircut! I really was concentrating. Usually I start cussing if anybody is taking my picture, but I was so busy concentrating on my project I did not notice Gary had my camera snapping away.
I gave this bee a fancy body. Something for him to buzz about to his friends. Be the envy of the Beehive!
What kind of garden would you have if you did not put a thread flower in there?
Sherry made this daisy for me. Dont you just love it?
I went “qwasy” and made all kinds of squiggly stuff.
Some more of my “art.” I like it.
Yes I know I should have had beige thread for the back to blend in. I did this for a couple of reasons, one I left home without my bobbins, two I wanted a light color so I could see my design. This is my practice quilt and I wanted to see how my stitching and designs looked. The next one I do will have coordinating thread on the back.
Thank you Sherry Spivey for taking time to teach me and Gary for taking me and staying with me in Huntsville . I do better if someone is with me. I don’t like going by myself.