Here's the continuation of the story
of my long, stretched out birthday celebration -
and the quilt shop trip with a friend...
After fabric and cheese and more cheese shopping,
one of the stops on my birthday quilt shop trip
was an antique shop (aka - smoking cat shop, as it reeked of smoke and every single item in there was smothered in cat hair.)
The smoking cat shop ended up being worth the stop,
because, using up almost all of my remaining birthday$$,
that is where I picked up my cranky:
Happy Birthday to me!!! Isn't it (or she) a beauty?
A Jones' Family CS, Queen Alexandra, hand-crank model;
manufactured in Guide Bridge, Manchester, England.
(I'll have to come up with a name for it, as that is a mouthful!)
I love it!, though I haven't sewn with it yet,
as it needs a needle. :(
So, my question is for those who have/use
Jones CS Family machines:
Does anyone know if (or has tried) the modern Groz-Beckrt dbx-1 needle,
and is it a compatible replacement on these Jones machines?
(I'd appreciate any insight into using this machine - thanks!)
My weekend plan is to celebrate the beginning of Spring
by baking some sweets (that must include some dark chocolate :)
& for National Quilting Day -by doing some long-arm quilting, playing with fabrics, and
starting the piecing on the beginning of the needed FIVE baby quilts.
What are your plans?
Are you celebrating the beginning of Spring
and NQD also?