Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen


In other times and different places, when a king died it was proclaimed 'The King is dead, long live the king." The meaning and intent was to create a line of succession. One had passed on to a new and different kingdom. And a new one was issued into and crowned in this one. And sew it is.

I am grateful to have a lovely new queen. Far lovelier and more graceful than that which I had wished upon a Christmas star for. And though I try to be a simple person with simple needs and wantings, one who makes do and is happy to do so....

I must confess that it is oh so very nice to have a shiny new star gleaming in my little sewing room. I have unwrapped her from her little box and connected her power source and am now learning to push her buttons and test her pedaling powers that be.

I have been known to fuss and fume at my computer console when it seems that all I ask to do, is thwarted and undone...and so it seems it is with me and all things electronic. But I am perservering and teaching this old dog new tricks and I must say it is fun!

shown:
Viking Sapphire 870 Quilt

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful new machine. You will have many many years with this beauty.

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  2. Hope you have years of happy sewing on the new machine.

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  3. A long and hearty reign indeed! Here here!
    I'll raise my chalice to the new Queen - Long may she reign!
    Fear not, Dowager Queens don't ever die; they live bundled into closets for centuries!

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  4. I am so glad you got a new machine. I hope she brings you many happy days of sewing.

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  5. Congratulations on your new machine. It is indeed a dawn of a new era! I'm sure there will be many happy quilting years ahead.

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  6. Congratulations, Michelle - she is a beautiful new queen for your sewing room.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.