Monday, April 8, 2013

What's Her Name?

Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words. 

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn


Introducing my NEW Innova Longarm and my 100th post


Blogging has definitely lead me into a different realm in the past year.  I've been getting to know quilters from around the world.  I find it comforting to know that I have so much in common with so many people.  I hope you are enjoying getting to know me too.  I would love to meet some of you in person, maybe someday some of us can get together.  Quilt Shows and Retreats are good places to meet up.

So this is my 100th post.  I know that many post 2 or 3 times that much in a little over a year but I think it's a good number since I only had four posts before June last year.  I'm thinking I need to have a GIVEAWAY to celebrate but I'll have more about that at the end of the post.

I know I haven't been posting too much in the last few weeks but I've had my hands full.  New babies are so demanding, you know.  Want to meet her?


12 Foot Long Frame and 26 Inch Machine Head 


Sleek Adjustable Handles and Light 


My Personal Additions

Lightning Stitch Regulation


Red Bobbins


Just a FEW of the several HUNDRED Nuts and Bolts I Turned
Yes, I'm too cheap frugal to pay to have it done for me!


I finally loaded fabric and played a little.
Testing, One, Two, Three

Maybe I Can Do Feathers After All!!!
Just Needed the Right Machine


I must have retained something from the Jamie Wallen Classes!
Look at the cute little one at the bottom right.

So I think she needs a name.  I've wanted a NEW Longarm for many years with all the bells and whistles.  She is a dream come true.  What do you think I should name her?

To celebrate my NEW arrival and my 100th post I'll be giving some lucky commenter an assorted grab bag of goodies.  

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

TO ENTER:
  1. TELL ME what you think I should NAME her.  If you name your machine(s) tell me what you call them.
  2. If you FOLLOW ME leave another comment.
  3. If you POST ABOUT MY GIVEAWAY on your blog let me know by leaving a link for it.  
This GIVEAWAY will be open until APRIL 15TH midnight EST.  (I'm married to a CPA so the timing is appropiate.)







72 comments:

  1. Hi, Patricia. I have been giving your new machine the once over (with envy) and I have come to the conclusion that it is not a "her". It is very rugged, stout built, and muscular looking. It could even be called handsome and it will probably be a workhorse. Therefore, I would call him Brutus. My machine is light and delicate so she is my Baby.Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  2. She is a beauty!!! I know the two of you are going to be having fun together. How about Esther?

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  3. I am a follower. Congrats on your 100th post!

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  4. She looks kind of like a Bertha to me. I always picture a Bertha, a farm girl who works hard! as someone who is tall and big, LOL. I don't name my machines, I tried, but then forgot what I named them. I do have 8 machines though! LOL
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  5. You mentioned bells and whistles, so how about Bella? I've only named a couple of mine so far, the first Singer 301 (black) is Casey Jones since it reminds me of the 1950s locomotives that were part of my childhood. My new Janome is simply Jan or Janny. Congratulations on the new machine and on putting it together yourself! That's amazing!

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  6. I've been following since your stocking hangout last December!

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  7. She's a beauty! Congratulations!! "Rosie" as in "Rosie the Riveter" ;)
    Gorgeous and industrious all rolled into one.

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  8. I'm a follower, of course ;)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  9. I don't name my machines. What about 'Bessie' for her.

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  10. Of course, I am a happy follower.

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  11. Beautiful quilting. I named mine ~Winnie :)

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  12. You sure make it look easy. Just beautiful quilting. I think you could combine the two names and call her Bella Rose.

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  13. I Like Amelia for your new beauty -- graceful and powerful like Amelia Earhart and these long arm machines always remind me of airplanes for some reason.

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  14. How about Bella for all the bells and whistles? Sounds good to me.

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  15. I am a follower - GFC and reader (yet).

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  16. I also do follow you just since yesterday. LOL When I got my blogovin this a.m. I checked into your blog. Love your new machine. I want to be you. I too took a Jamie Wallen class. If only....If I knew how to link I would also do that, but I'll learn than another day.

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  17. The name that jumped into my mind was "Matilda". Why...who knows...it really did just jump into my mind!! lol That aside, when she was behaving you could affectionally call her "Tilly" and when she wasn't then "Matilda" would certainly get her attention! No, I haven't named my sewing machines and I can only hope to have a longarm. Actually, I joke that my home is so small that I'd have to get rid of my husband to have room for a longarm - and darn - I like hubby toooo much. :)

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  18. Wow! Lucky you!
    How about naming her Lizzie??

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  19. I am an email follower at louster388@.....

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  20. My Noltong Fun Quilter is named Dazi:) I even found a daisy flower to stick on her:)
    I am thinking yours looks like an Ivy:)

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  21. I am a follower. Love the new machine I am envious. Maybe someday she says wistfully.

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  22. She is beautiful, so I would call her Bella!

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  23. Congratulations on your new baby! She's beautiful! How about Alexandra

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  24. I'm terrible with names and the only thought i can come up with is "baby". , but I LOVE her - i ahve no place to put her other than in the midle of my living room and DH may not appreciate that, so I keep longing. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. Love surprises.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  25. I am a happy follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  26. I like the name Hilda. She is sturdy. I name my machines depending on the build date. I have Rita which is a featherweight from the early 40's after Rita Hayworth, Sophia which is a 99K from the early 50's who is after Sophia Loren and her beautiful curves. Um yeah I have 12 more machines and they each have a name. Oh and I sew on them all.

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  27. Joy! you are going to be so happy when you quilt! I have a HQ16 that was gifted to me. the person who gave me my machine name is Carol. so I named my machine sweet caroline. My mother gave me a FW, so that machine is Gwennie! I haven't name any of my other machines.

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  28. Oh Pat... what fun! Lucky lucky you! I'm thinking happy names like Joy, Bonnie, Felicity, Sunshine or Bliss.

    I never named my machine when I only had one... now I have Mr. Juki (TL2010Q), Julia (Juki F600) and Ida (Pfaff because I LOVE the IDT).

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  29. I am allready a follower. Congratualtions on your new baby Girl. (machine). I curretnly follow you via email but am in the process of switching everthing over to follow via Bloglovin.

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  30. Let see a new name for the baby girl machine. She has lots of bells and whistles...That hints to me as a spoiled girl. How aboutthe name Diva? I have several machines but have never named any of them yet?

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  31. I have never yet named my machine but its an interesting thought. Big Bertha is the first thing that comes to mind.

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  32. I'm following you with Bloglovin and with Google.

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  33. My * granddaughter named my car and my sewing machine and I can't remember what it is! I called her and she said the sewing machine's name is Bella. I think you should name it Honey Child. So you can say, Honey Child let's get to work.

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  34. I like Imogene, but Bobbie is cute, too (since I read that about the Red Bobbin - hilarious)! :)

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  35. I follow your blog, too! p.s. I just call my machines by their brand names (Juki, Mini Janome, my Grandmother's Singer, and my junkyard Singer - that's a long story). :)

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  36. I'd name her Lonnie Longarm. I named my clarinets, but I haven't named my simple singer yet...maybe Sally.

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  37. I blogged here; http://karrie-s.blogspot.com/2013/04/quilting-lines-whats-her-name.html

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  38. First you need to decide if she/he is a girl or boy. I know an Innova named Monty. mine is named Lola. i couldn't decide male or female. in the 60's there was a song about Lola by the Kinks. if you know the song you'll understand. welcome to the Innova family.

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  39. I think you should call her Sally. Seems like a good, hard-working name. Mine is called Twixy because I stuck a mini-twix wrapper over her light for a little bit.

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  40. I have two Brother machines so I named them after two of my brothers. I think a name like Alma would be perfect it was my Grandmothers name and she was a hard working woman she taught me everything I know about sewing and a lot about life.

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  41. How about Joy, for all the good times ahead. I do not know why but I have still not named my machine. I'm waiting on the right one to come along I guess.

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  42. Irena, or more formally, Irena Innova. I like alliteration. I haven't named any of my machines. I just call them by their brand names. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  43. I follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  44. Congrats on your new "toy", she is beautiful! I can just imagine the fun you will have with her! I'm not good at names.....most of my machines go by 15-91, 401...I think you should call her Glory for all the glorious things you will create with her! I am a follower too.

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  45. She looks sturdy as a Viking, and the name Brunhilda popped into my mind (Hilda?).
    She's majestic, all right!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  46. I follow via GFC.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  47. I am glad you showed what she looks like as I was wondering when I saw those boxes. I would name her Irene for my grandma. I was trying to think of an I name.

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  48. I follow through GFC and email.

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  49. Did I miss the giveaway? Oh well if I did... her name should be Lucy, because she helps you make lovey things. Thanks for the giveaway, If I didn't miss it that is. :) I am a follower. vickikse at gmail dot com

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  50. Hi there Patricia! I just read your post on the Innova Longarm group and HAD to look at your new baby. Absolutely stunning and the photos are great. Your quilting is phenomenal. Love the little heart in the lower right hand corner of that photo. Thank you for sharing these photos. Inspiration to get an Innova of my own and you have the exact setup I would like to purchase. I got quite a chuckle from your red red Robin. :)
    ~Christina in Cleveland, OH

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  51. My Innova is named Lucy. You're going to love yours!!

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  52. I purchased my Innova in June/2013, I named her "Avonni" (its INNOVA spelt backwards).

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