Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dear Santa!!

Thank you, Santa for finally giving me a way to clone myself when I didn't think there was a way I could carry on and get it all done!

The Compu-Quilter has been a life saver! Since last (a week ago) Tuesday I have completed the quilting part on 2 quilts, and the 3rd is 3/4 done. In true clone fashion, today I was able to sew, press, attach a binding to the big 106" square blue/white lady of the lake quilt while the third one was happily being quilted on the machine AT. THE. SAME. TIME.

I am a convert! Oh sure, I'll still do a lot of freehand feathers here and there. I love them, and it's easier to freehand that puppy in there than to resize and rotate, but for all the other nifty things this machine can do.....

Thank you thank you thank you, Santa for putting a new spark in my life long love of quilting and making me a very very happy little girl this Christmas!!

I promise to be really really good.....so that next year you can send me something that will cook, clean, vaccuum and do laundry (not to mention fold it and put it away too) for me, deal? :cD

And if THAT is too much to ask...I'll settle for a machine that can bind these quilts by itself instead! ;c)



  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Bonnie,
    Merry Christmas to you my friend.

    There is a lot to be said for multi-tasking.
    Perhaps you should ask that the quilts pin themselves onto the frame before you ask for household chores being done. HA!

  3. Glad you are liking your new toy. I've had my side saddle for 2 1/2 years now and love it. What a joy and a another option for quilting.

    Merry Christmas

    Liz SC

  4. Bonnie: I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! I am a loyal reader of your blog, and appreciate your generosity in posting all these great quilt patterns. I love to hear about all your travels! I'd love to have you come and speak at our quilt guild in Illinois. I'll have to talk to our program committee to see if we can make this happen! dsb448@att.net

  5. Dear Bonnie, I'm so glad you are enjoying your new machine. I wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas. Do you know anything about how Lucy Kramer is doing? I am so concerned because she has not had a blog post since mid-October and that one said "to be continued". I am praying all her family is well, and she is just unusually busy. I hope she has not stopped blogging forever. kjalics at rocketmail.com

  6. Merry Christmas- I remember when I got my old machine years ago and can do border to border. Thought that was better than sliced bread!. Don't know what I would do if I was "quilting" while I was multitasking. What a great time we live in. cw

  7. You want something next year that cooks and cleans and does laundry? Girl, what you are asking for is a wife! Sometimes I think that's the main reason my husband got married.
    Congratulations on your new compu-quilter. What a treat!
    Did you get your Kitchen all put back together and the granite installed?
    Merry Christmas and thank you for all of the quilts and tips you share.


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