That box was all that remained from the mountain of cardboard that surrounded the newest piece of technology in our house. Yes, the Mister bought me a Handiquilter Sweet 16 sit-down quilting machine and I have been busy quilting up all those quilts I have made - in my dreams that is :)
For the moment I am just getting familiar with the machine, it seems quite noisy to me, and is a bit different from quilting on a domestic sewing machine, the amount of space available to move the fabric sandwich around is wonderful.
front of sample
back of sample
My first attempt resulted in very long stitches but I seem to have that mostly under control now, I'm planning on spending at least 30 minutes a day practising my quilting, because practise makes perfect or so the saying goes, but I think I will be happy with almost perfect.