Monday, April 11, 2011

A New (Ad)Venture

Saturday ordered a Tin Lizzie 18" on a Falcon (wooden) frame. I should be able to pick it up in about 2 weeks. Now I need to get busy getting ready for the machine. Space needs clearing and quilt tops for practicing on need readying. I decided if I was ever going to get a long arm I needed to lower my expectations a bit and not get the biggest and best to start off. And I did not want to have payments that would require me to make money with the machine. Although I do want to go into business, I don't want to be pressured by money issues to take on more than I can really handle. I can afford the payments on what I bought without income from quilting. If I can make an income, I will pay it off sooner and I will upgrade to a better machine when I have saved up enough to pay cash. Let the adventure begin!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Almost 3 years ago my DH decided that he wanted to get a quilting machine. I told him as long as it was something that HE was going to USE we would get it.

He ended up with a Grace frame with a Juki machine.

Well, it took almost a year and a half for him to get the frame up & running and we have yet to do a quilt on it!

BUT, we are going to be taking some short arm quilting classes since I am a visual learner but haven't been able through books & YouTube videos to figure out how to do certain things.

Since he isn't showing any interest in the system now I guess it will fall to me to get some use out of it.

Good luck with your frame & machine. I'll be checking back to see what you are working on --- perhaps your inspiration will keep me going.