Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Horizon

We all know that dreams are important. It helps us set goals, and reach for those goals. I have been re-evaluating my love of sewing and quilting and making some new dreams.

I have a piece of paper on the refrigerator labeled "Make it a Matter of Prayer". On this I list our family wish lists. I think it's better to write needs and wishes down awhile, evaluate the list from time to time and really consider what you need the most.

I have been making notes of new items that I want to make too. A sketchbook can be a dream book.

Here are some 'dream' items that I'd really like to make into a reality someday:

Above is the Janome Horizon. It is a quilter's dream machine, and while the cost is high, it is 'dreamable' at around $3000.
I am considering putting my Brother embroidery/sewing combo back on the market. If I include the Machine, the $800 embroidery design software program, and many, many designs...then it is worth $3000, if not more. Maybe one more attempt at Craigslist? Why not? Maybe that pretty little Horizon up there will be in my sewing room just in time for Christmas orders!

Any quilter dreams for one of these:

It is a computer-operated long-arm quilting machine. It just costs $28,000. If I could start a full time business, this is what I would want...BUT
Since right now I am a full-time Mommy, I'd better look for something a little more in my 'dream' range...

This is a bit of a starter model, but is a quilting frame that would work hand in hand with that beautiful Horizon up there. At a cost of $900 it is dream-worthy!! 

Often, when I pray for 'dream' items, I tell God that if He just wants to make one drop right out of the sky, then that is perfectly fine with me, but until then...I'll be happily content in just dreaming.

p.s. Anyone want to buy a Brother Innovis 2500D complete with PES 7 and a ton of designs for $3000?
I am just looking towards the Horizon!

What new fun gadgets do you dream about?


  1. Dreaming of the day the new studio is finished.
    Mind you, my new garden studio costs less than the Horizon, so maybe I am not dreaming big enough :lol:

  2. No dreams are too big! I have a few dreams of my own too...