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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Whirlwind Day

Several years ago right after purchasing the longarm, I decided to take it south to Arizona that winter using an enclosed trailer as a quilting studio.  Not wanting to pay $3000 for an additional shorter in length frame for the longarm, my handy/dandy husband built one—the machine worked just as well on the home built frame as it did on the factory one.

Quilting in the desert was hard on my machine—way too much dust and we decided not to take the machine south again.  Now I had two frames—I posted the 10 foot table for sale on the APQS quilting forum probably at least a year ago.  A woman called two weeks ago, has a Millennium longarm just like mine—lives in Oklahoma but is living in Texas for a while as her husband is working there.  She needed a shorter table in their place in Texas—she bought my frame.

OK—that was a long explanation for why this was a whirlwind day!   When I went to the airport the other day, I stopped by JoAnn’s and purchased some new canvas for the rollers of the longarm frame.  This morning we hurriedly attached that canvas and loaded the frame in the truck—Nat had a 10:40 eye doctor appointment in Livingston and we were going to take the frame to the UPS store for shipping.  The rails are so long it requires building a crate and shipping via a freight carrier.

Eye appointment and unloading of the frame accomplished—time for lunch—where else but the Rib and Chop in Livingston!  Delicious meal!

Finally we are back home rescuing the home alone Ms. Emmi.  I’ve done some unpacking, laundry, vacuuming and dusting—home alone husband and dog does not make for a clean house! 

Very warm day and very windy—no rain in the forecast for at least a couple weeks.  Our leaves are starting to change color, especially the chokecherry.



  1. Bet you sleep really good tonight!!! Love your photo of the changing leaves. Fall is the best!

  2. You probably don't realise it, but you guys are extremely lucky when it comes to your shipping options WITHIN the U.S. As Canadians we're kinda screwed. Shipping within the country is horrendously expensive, and bringing anything over the border makes it neigh on impossible.
    It is what it is I suppose.
    I'm not completely "clued in" to what you're talking about when it comes to quilting, but I suppose I could do some research on the topic. Maybe. I'll put it on the 'list'.

  3. First off...I enjoyed the wedding and all the parties and FOOD!! :o)
    I bet you are glad that you aren't tripping over your extra frame any more!! Nice to have such a handy husband! A happy ending for everyone!! And thanks a lot for all your help with my machine dilemma!! It was great talking to you!!

  4. Would love to be there to see the leaves.


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