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  1. Congratulations to you and to the new owner. The anticipation of getting a new machine . . I know the feeling!
  2. Thanks Monika. I am so looking forward to the new one arriving soon, I hope. My credit card hasn't been charged yet so I'm guessing it hasn't been shipped. My sewing room seems quite empty without a longarm in there.
  3. I struggled with it a bit and initially placed the order with the larger bobbin but then called and changed back to the smaller. I've had such good luck with it and don't mind changing the bobbin a bit more often. The larger bobbins are fine, I'm sure, but I loved everything about my last Millie, especially the great tension no matter what thread or combination of threads I used, so I stuck with the Smart bobbin.
  4. Thanks Sandra! How are you feeling? Don't forget there are two more since Nine Patch Extravaganza!
  5. Great news! Thanks for sharing. I hear often of folks who are struggling with getting a quilting business off the ground so it's nice to hear success stories -- both professional and personal!
  6. Monika, I'm so sorry to read about the changes you're having to make. I just wanted to share that movers have moved my Millennium three times and never damaged anything so it can be done if you want to keep it and move it.
  7. The quilting and the outside scenery are gorgeous! I would love to have the quilt but not your snow!
  8. It was in 2001 (I think) when I bought my first used Ultimate I from APQS, then maybe in 2003 I got a Freedom without a stitch regular . . trying to stay within the budget, you know? Then in 2004, after my quilt won at the AQS Expo in Nashville, I upgraded the Freedom to a Millennium. I have loved my Millie every single day for almost 9 years but decided to get the new version. The new one was ordered yesterday and I'm as excited as I was waiting for that very first machine to arrive back in 2001. The only option I added was Bliss and I stuck with the Smart bobbin and I cannot wait for her to arrive!
  9. The only thing I struggled with when ordering my new machine was the bobbin size. I placed the order with the larger M size and almost immediately changed my mind and went back to the smaller Smart bobbin. I've been using the L size on the APQS machines since 2001 on three different machines and have never ever had one moment's problem with tension (or anything for that matter) and I also don't mind changing bobbins so I stuck with what I had used and had such good luck with. Who would think that the bobbin size would have caused me so much back and forth and emailing and calling to get that order changed! Now I sit back and wait for the new Milie to arrive!
  10. If I knew how to edit this post, I would edit it but . . I can't figure that out. My machine is sold!
  11. APQS Millennium, 2004, very loved and well cared for machine for sale. This is my own machine and I'm going to upgrade. The machine is located in central Texas and I'm asking $9,500. It has a 12' table. The table is a 2001 model from when I got my first APQS machine, then upgraded to the Millennium head in 2004 but kept the same table. It's all in excellent condition, works great. I would prefer that it be picked up and not shipped. If you have any questions, you may respond here, or call me (417-553-5394) or email (Laquidara@gmail.com). Thanks!
  12. There's a quilt shop in Lake Charles on W. Prien Lake Road called Quilts Bayou. Last time I was there, they didn't have a lot of fabric. There are a couple in Sulphur and I heard they didn't have a lot of fabric but I haven't been to either of them lately. I'm stashbusting, you know! I can tell you some great restaurants in the area . . I'm not on a diet (though I definitely should be!) Have fun and thanks for doing good work in my home town!
  13. I have been blogging for a few years and I love. My blog posts aren't always quilt related . . there were months it seemed where all I discussed was the chicken coop (or lack thereof!). I don't show quilts that I'm doing for others on either the blog or facebook. Many wonderful friendships have developed due to the blog and most of my teaching engagements come from someone who reads my blog recommending me to their guild program chair. My suggestion would be to think about what you hope to accomplish before you start blogging or using facebook, then think about how you'll get to that goal by using the blog or facebook. The good thing is that you can do it with no upfront cost, try it for a while and see if you like it before spreading the word that you've started the blog or facebook.
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