The house has been cleaned, the laundry is near completion and I'm finding myself with a bit of spare time before I need to get Grace from school. It happens to be just enough time to tryout the new walking foot for my sewing machine. I have always enjoyed hand quilting - I find it relaxing and I love the finished "organic" look of imperfect stitches but in this case machine quilting was a must. I'm making a large blanket for us to use outdoors and hand quilting it would be much too time intensive. So far the walking foot is cooperating with me - I'll keep you posted.