Just wanted ya'll to know I'm still around. Just VERY busy at work and trying to stay off the computer at home so I can get other stuff done. It's so easy for me to just veg out in front of the computer at night. So that's a habit I'm trying to break. Which means my bloghopping/commenting is at a minimum right now. When I get some things settled at home I hope I'm able to manage my time to be able to blog AND cook/clean/sew/garden. In the meantime blogging/email is what has to slide. I do get around the ring every day when I have bits of time at work but rarely have time to leave comments. And I go thru my bloglines every few days but mostly reading thru bloglines instead of going to each individual site. Again, hopefully that will change but for now it's how I have to balance things.
I did go to Hancocks again yesterday to get a bolt of muslin for Heartstings blocks. And besides a pack of wool for some folk art stuff I've been wanting to try that's ALL the fabric I bought. Wasn't even much tempted. I did originally have a few bolts pulled (good black/on/blacks that are hard to find). But I kept looking at this sewing machine. And I'd wander around. And then go look at the sewing machine again. And ended up putting the fabric back and buying the machine. I've been wanting one with the features this one has and my Kenmore is now over 8 years old and I have no back-up machine so thought it was time to treat myself to a new one. And at $320 off the original sale price I almost couldn't NOT get it. So for better or worse I have a new machine. That has a simulated hand-quilting stitch. And a walking foot and darning foot and 1/4" foot. And needle up/down. And a "turtle" speed. And a button-hole applique stitch. And lots of other built-in fancy stitches including 3 different alphabets so maybe more of my quilts will get a label now. It's a Singer. Can't remember the exact model right now. Hopefully I'll like it as much as I've liked my Kenmore. I'll get it hooked up tonight so I can give it a good workout this weekend.