I am now the proud owner of this Brother sewing machine.
I've been wanting one for awhile, mainly for stitching on layouts. Which, by the way, did you see this awesome tutorial by Lisa Truesdell posted just an hour after I bought this bad boy. It's a sign. I'm sure of it.
I also plan to use it to make a baby quilt. The quilt I'm working on now, I've made entirely by hand. I started a year ago to give me something to do while I was staying in hotels 4 nights a week on my previous job. When I left that job, my quilt sat by the wayside, but lately I've been working on it as time allows. The top is completely pieced and now the 3 layers are pinned together waiting to be quilted by hand. I plan to have it completely quilted and finished by the end of October. Ambitious, I know. But, I will also have 8 days to work on it almost solid. I'm visiting my grandmothers in Texas and there's nothing better to do there but sit, visit, and keep my hands moving or else boredom will set in. You know what they say about idle hands......
Just kidding. But, I do get stressed if I have nothing to do.
Anyway, my motivation is set because I want to begin working on the baby quilt in November. I want to piece it using the machine, then quilt it by hand.
Wish me luck in meeting my deadline!