Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Exciting Times!

Well, some of you know I've been harboring a secret for a couple of months

yeah, there's been quite a few secrets happening around these parts!

and the more beady eyed of you noticed in my FAL post that there had been a change of scenery in my studio
and if you follow me on Instagram  you'll have seen the shenanigans 


first of all, this mess had to be sorted and cleared 


completely cleared!


and I took out 5, yes FIVE of these laundry baskets of fabric
(my word for the year could be Enough!)

and then I had to wait, 


and things landed on the drive


and I peaked inside the crate,
and to celebrate the arrival, and thank the troops, ie my son and my man for doing such sterling work unloading, bacon butties were served all round.

not wanting to miss the opportunity, of a captive audience, we set to with the socket set and spanners and made a start on the enormous task of giant Mechano!  aka the frame!


and this is how it had to stay until my man came back at the weekend, 

until it looked like this


Squeeeeeee!

I am now the very proud owner of an Innova 22" longarm!

and I could not be a happier bunny!

we've made friends, and are getting very well acquainted!

the quilts are flowing nicely! 

so that's my big news!

OFFICIALLY A LONGARMER!

31 comments:

Gertie Pye said...

I have been watching your IG photos of your longarm and the giant meccano set and just drooling at the loveliness of the machine and the fabulous quilting you have done on it already. This is my pipe dream for one day ... although first I would either have to sell the house and get a bigger one, or else sell one of the children and nick their bedroom...

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo! IG is showing off your work nicely too :oD

9patchnurse said...

Wow! That's exciting. I'm relatively new to IG. How do I find you?

QuiltSwissy said...

congratulations! I got my Avante at the Houston Show this year!

Monica said...

Congrats! I am hoping to get my Innova this spring...fingers crossed.

Nicky said...

Eek - the story still excites me!

Jo @ life in lists said...

So exciting! Can't wait to actually finish a quilt one day soon (it could happen!) so I can have it longarmed for the very first time :)

Mary said...

Congrats on your NEW Toy! I am getting a New Quilt Machine this week so I can relate to your excitement. Mine isn't as BIG as yours. But it is bigger than the Short Arm Table and Machine I have been trying to get by with. 18" is a BIG improvement over 5-6". I hear only good things about Innova. What did you have before?

Mary said...

Congrats on your NEW Toy! I am getting a New Quilt Machine this week so I can relate to your excitement. Mine isn't as BIG as yours. But it is bigger than the Short Arm Table and Machine I have been trying to get by with. 18" is a BIG improvement over 5-6". I hear only good things about Innova. What did you have before?

Wendy said...

Yey. It came.

heart of charnwood said...

You are going great guns these last few weeks, that new long arm set up is making you an even more superwoman! Enjoy your new toy :o)

Catrin Lewis said...

so that's twenty quilts a week now instead of ten! Seriously though, enjoy your new toy - you've worked hard for it x

Sarah said...

So lovely to see you having fun and flourishing with your new baby! Enjoy!

Judith, Belfast said...

Woohoo! I didn't think your arms were that long, but I'm proud to call you Long Arm Trooods from now on! Jxo

QuiltSue said...

You're going to have so much fun with your new toy. We're going to have fun too as you post piccies of all your gorgeous quilting.

Sonia said...

Woo hoo! Based on your IG picitures you seem to have become very good friends over the last couple of weeks!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

That's a big mama!

pennydog said...

I can't wait to be able to send you a quilt!

Betty said...

Oh wow an Innova!!
Great choice!
And you're SO worth it!!!

Sheila said...

I know you have made friends already, been following a wee bit of your progress on IG - congrats, onward ever onward!!

tink's mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS !

Linda said...

Oooo I an so envious - enjoy.

Flying Blind... said...

Woo hoo - do you get a certificate!??

Catherine said...

And you are already a whizz on it!

Second Chance Tan said...

Wow - that's a beauty! Have fun with it x

Penny Poppleton said...

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE BLOG POST THIS WEEK!!!

A little happy place said...

Amazing, I can not wait to see what you create with that!! Sarah xo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations...you are in the big leagues now! :o)

Leanne said...

I am so excited for you, I bet you will make even more beautiful quilts now and have a lot of fun too.

moira said...

Woop Woop!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Yippppeeeeeee!!!!!
Judging by your IG/Twitter feed, I think you're going to have to alter your blog name to include 'even more' between 'quilting' and 'prolifically'!