in my soul, that is. I tried a friend's quilting machine (which is comprised of a Little Gracie II and a Janome 6600). She can do a baby quilt in 1-2 hours. I visited yesterday and even got to test drive on a charity quilt she is working on. It was great fun! I came home wanting that or a long arm...again. Sigh. But I had to see it. Isn't that what it's like? You don't want a new car until you go for that test drive...and then you're sunk unless you have the willpower of ..well I don't know what or who, but you get my point.
I've been working very hard at being content, I really have, but for the last 24 hours all I can think about it how to get my own long-arm. I really thought I was settled about this. We simply don't have the cash right now, so practically speaking, it's not going to happen. But then why this sudden onslaught of lust after what I cannot have? I repent...I will be content. And if I really need to try it out, my friend has offered to let me take a quilt to her place and test it on her machine. That's good enough for me!
One hopeful option for my quest (or non-quest depending on my state of mind at the time) - I am married to a mechanical/woodworking genius. My dear husband is pondering building me the quilting frame. With my Janome 6500 I would have the equivalent, basically, of my friend. Wouldn't that be nice...but for now I will wait.
And there ends today's rantings. Time to go play some more on my handquilting project.