Yes, a new store in Sierra Vista moving into part of the old Walmart building. It's just 25 minutes from my house, closer than a 3.5 hour drive to the nearest store in Phoenix.
Thanks to Craig's List I scored five white book cases in perfect condition. The seller said if I took all five he would let them go for $20 each. So, here are four in my quilt room and the fifth is on the opposite wall.
And yes, there is finally a practice piece on the HQ16. I'm ready to thread the machine and play.
This will be the first panto I want to learn (it's actually an old tear-away paper roll of stippling). The stipple pattern is large, perfect especially for fun kids quilts. I cut a length of clear plastic to cover and protect paper panto rolls.
It may seem silly to some (to have a pattern for stippling) but it will keep these stipple lines even and I won't get backed into a corner when using a busy fabric or thread that blends.
As much as I want to jump in and practice right now, I need to grocery shop and hit HomeDespot for mini blinds. Afternoon sun is streaming into the quilt room and summer sun in AZ fades fabric quickly.