Sunday, January 15, 2012


It's a beautifully sunny Sunday as I write this. A gentle breeze is floating around outside, and I can hear a wonderful chorus of bird calls. There is something so lovely about lazy Sundays, spent at church, home and with family.

Over the past few months, weeks and especially days, I've been planning a new step for Missy Mack. I've had new opportunities open up, and an inspired new direction take my imagination. Things are still in the planning stages, but I hope to be up and running in my new venture very shortly. So, some changes will take place on my blog during this time. And I'm excitedly looking forward to starting this new season for Missy Mack.

One rather huge and exciting change - is that I'm the proud owner of a new sewing machine! I have had a wonderful journey with my current machine, a Brother NX 200 Quilters Edition, and I'm not saying goodbye to her just yet. She has served me faithfully and was a wonderful 21st present from my parents. We have sewn numerous quilts and items together, and I have greatly enjoyed using her. She will and always shall remain a treasured part of my 'sewing fleet.'
I am simply stepping up to a new and very clever machine. My darling and wonderful husband has spoiled me with a late Christmas present. I don't know of many men who will sell their precious wine collection, only to devote the money for their wife. But, my Simon has.

After much consideration and research, we settled on the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.
I will type up a more detailed post of the journey it took me to decide upon the Pfaff, and of my experience with it so far. But I am yet to have her, and hopefully she will arrive at the shop in the next few days. I'm greatly looking forward to playing with my Pfaff and getting to know all her quirks and features. The day the Pfaff does arrive, I think Simon is expecting cheese on toast for dinner! And yes, I may just be too busy playing to cook!

So, a most heartfelt thank you to my wonderful husband for his generosity and kindness - I love you! And, here's to new beginnings!


Susan said...

Wow - what a lovely man to give up his wine collection - and it must have been extensive to pay for that!! No dinner for only one night?? I am thibking it might be a few more than that - maybe stock up on some frozen dinners just in case!!

Karen's Korner said...

What a lucky girl. Enjoy your new machine and I look forward to coming back and seeing more of your lovely work.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congrats on your new gift! I have had a pfaff for 12 years and love it. I am hoping to upgrade to a Quilt Expression one day:)

Anonymous said...

I also have a fantastic sewing machine that was a 21st present - unfortunately I think I still need much more practice; I'm still a straight lines kind of sewing girl! I'm loving the absolutely beautiful quilts I've seen on your blog so far though :)

Stitchin' time said...

Lucky girl!
I'll agree with Susan about frozen dinners but Simon should be spoiled a little and have frozen dinners that have been home made.

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Congrats on your new friend machine. Well be looking forward for the finished works of your new machine. :)
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Liz said...

What a wonderful present.Enjoy!Looking forward to hearing and seeing what you make.