|My Handi Quilter Avanté|
My machine got set up late Thursday afternoon and Friday was the first day of a 10-day holiday break (well, 6 days off of school with 2 weekends) where I'm with my 7-year-old 24/7. Yippee! Don't get me wrong, I love my kid to death, but right now I'd much rather be in my sewing room with my new baby instead. But it will have to wait while we have playdates and plan trips to places like LegoLand, the library, and Ikea.
As you can see from the photo above, it was a bit of a snug fit to get it into my sewing room. While I was at QuiltCon my husband was emailing me floor plans to make sure my idea would even work. I opted for the 10-foot frame and on the left, you can see that 8-inches or so is tucked into the closet! I had the doors removed when we built the house. Before, I used to keep Ikea bookshelves in there with all of my fabric storage so it was just a matter of finding a new place to store my fabric. But I did lose my large cutting table but I already have an idea of how to solve that problem.
Now I just need to come up with more time in the day to get some time to steal away and practice. Here is the scrap that the Handi Quilter rep loaded on my machine so that I could start practicing on. I wasted no time filling it up.
I'm hoping to get another large practice piece loaded up on frame so I can spend at least 15 minutes every evening playing after dinner.