I was talking to my friend Joan yesterday, and sharing the utter bliss I was feeling after sewing on my new Janome. How nice it is to sit down at your sewing machine and stitch smoothly and effortlessly, without tension issues, thread breakage, or weird little noises to bother you!
It was such a treat to start the quilting on the turtle. You can't really see it in this picture, but the entire background and border are already quilted. The quilting is very simple since I am not a big fan of over-quilting, although there are probably a couple of things I would have done differently if I'd thought about it more, but isn't there always?