Karen in Georgia

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  1. Mari, you will love your new Lenni! I've had one for a few months and I would suggest you buy some spare fuses. Get them at Radio Shack and have a couple on hand. I blew mine out the first time I used it....don't ask. ;-) I did buy an extra bobbin case just in case, and a pack of smaller needles. I'm starting to do more now and I'm going to get the Hartley base next, along with a couple of rulers. Good luck! Karen
  2. Grammie, your scenery is beautiful and I am terribly jealous. Your light snow in October is about the same as our's in February...if we are lucky enough to have one! It was 80 degrees here yesterday. Enjoy your beautiful surroundings. Karen
  3. We are fortunate to have several excellent quilting stores in the Atlanta metro area. We've lost a few, but new ones seem to take their place. There is a wonderful variety too. karen
  4. Julie, which extended base did you get? I've had my Lenni for a few months and feel that I am ready for one now. Christmas is coming...sounds like a good present from DH. Karen
  5. I wish somebody in the Southeast would have a CL party! I've never seen one, never seen an expanded base and don't understand a hartley fence. I just got my Lenni at Paducah and never paid attention to any accessories. I'm going to Houston, so I'll be on the lookout there. In the meantime, I'll just be curious and intimidated....and keep on learning new things to watch out for here on the forum.
  6. Barbara, did you notice the "Beginners" section on the menu of the Pajama Reloaded dvd? I'm not sure, but I think it is a review of the first dvd. It is really beginner designs. I watched the first section and was thinking that it was too advanced for me, but the Beginners section brought me up to date.
  7. Sandra, I was wondering if you were affected. Sounds bad. My MIL, SIL and "Ruthie" the dog are staying with us until their home in New Orleans has power. I believe Baton Rouge got worse than they did. They had trees down and shingles gone, but no structural damage. I hope your power comes back earlier than expected. My thoughts are with you.
  8. Okay, this might be a dumb question...but where do you put the extra pigtails? How do you attach them to the machine?
  9. I am a new longarmer too and bought the Pajama Quilter Reloaded based on this forum's recommendations. I was quilting flowers and leaves before it knew it. I am thrilled with my progression. I also bought Kim Brunner's dvd, but it hasn't arrived yet. I am hoping that it has different designs on it. Let's all keep practicing.
  10. Okay, you wanted us lurkers to start participating...so here is what I do: I knit, read, eat, clean up after the dog, bird and husband, feed the birds and pond fish outside and read this forum. I can't knit socks, I've tried several times, but I knitted a felted mobius bowl and a cute little purple urn.
  11. Hi there, I'm a semi-lurker too. I've only asked a few questions, but never really introduced myself. I have learned so much from this forum and read it every day, sometimes too many times. I owned a Pfaff GrandQuilter for two years before taking the big plunge at Paducah this year and bought a Lenni. I absolutely love it, although I am completely intimidated by all the wonderful quilt pictures that have been posted here. I don't want to go into a hard core quilting business, but would like to make a little pocket change to offset my many quilting purchases. I'm hoping my friends and guild members will toss me a bone occasionally. Personal info...married 31 years next month, have a 27 yr. old, unmarried daughter who moved out of state. Retired from BellSouth (phone company) at the tender age of 46 (12 years ago). I am excited about Myra F. coming to the Georgia Quilt Show next month, I am taking her "Just Do It" class and can't wait. I feel like I know "the regulars" here, and I guess it's time you all, or as we say here in Georgia, y'all know me. Happy to be here.
  12. You girls crack me up! I originally thought 5000 was the number of quilts you had quilted. tee hee.
  13. Julie, I found that I had to keep moving the panto side farther and farther away from the wall. It kept hitting my abundant boobies! Now I have it angled with one end farther from the back wall and the "entrance" end just far enough to go through. This has worked much better for me. Karen
  14. Another related funny...while in a class, a woman told us that her husband asked if she could hem his pants....she told him her new machine couldn't do that kind of sewing, only quilts! Semona, have you seen the "Happy Hour Quilts" book? It is jammed with very easy quilts. I have made two for my daughter out of there (she's 27), and she loves them!