This morning Nim got some walking time with a couple of his friends. Definitely his longest and most rambunctious walk since being injured, so fingers crossed for no limping.
He was very content afterwards.
After the morning walk I came home and went to work on massive housecleaning. This large box was taking up a space in the house and it was time to make room for my new machine inside.
Yes, I got a new sewing machine! My mom has wanted to buy me a new sewing machine for several years, somehow 40th birthday seemed like the perfect time. :)
The smaller machine on the left is a Pfaff Creative 1371. It is over 25 years old. My mom has a long history of sewing on it, and I have really put the miles on it these past few years.
Just looking at the two machines (and if you sew knowing the massive changes in machines over the past 25 years) you can probably imagine I am a bit intimidated by this new Baby Lock Crescendo. But I also am really excited to start sewing and quilting on it. Expect more posts on my experiences with it soon.
Before we went sewing machine shopping we stopped at Gossypium Quilt Shop in Issaquah. I missed their grand opening last week because I was sick.
I have to admit, this shop has absolutely exceeded my expectation. It is a big, bright store with a lot of inventory and a down-to-earth atmosphere. The shop owner was behind the desk and her really nice daughter was moving bolts around the shop trying to make room for the latest fabric order. I will absolutely be visiting this store again.