Friday, May 3, 2013


This is Loretta! She is fourteen years old and a tried and true friend. When I picked her out, I had been sewing for years but mostly garments, mending, pillows and curtains.
 I had machine quilting in mind but didn't actually let Loretta have her quilty way with me for several years.
 I got the bug to start quilting again last fall and asked the advice of one of the best quilters that I know, my sister Michele, as to if it was time to schedule her for a good cleaning and maintenance.
Off I went to the same shop that I bought her from all those years ago. Two long weeks later, we were ready to go........
Loretta and I have been spending a lot of quality time together and expect to continue for many years to come.
PS: I recently attended a class and met a lovely lady who has had her Bernina for thirty years!


  1. Just like the real Loretta, she will live a long, long life.

  2. I was "sent" over here by Michelle to say "hello" .. great to see that you have joined the "blogger" world x hope you have fun here ... and with your class and quilting of course xx

  3. Thanks for the warm welcome, Diane.

  4. I love my Bernina! She's my second one! Wish I would've kept the first one.