Last night, I pulled out this shibori print that I did to go along with my Quilting Arts article April/May 2013. I added a few branches and some dark grey paint here and there. Then I fused on the 3 trees. I also added some shading with paint.
It's sandwiched and ready to stitch.
I just got back from my trip to try out Janomes sewing machines. There wasn't a lot to chose from really. Nothing between $500 and $2000. The cheaper one cannot handle all that I would like it too. The more expensive one did but is a little over my budget and for that price it didn't have everything I wanted, like for example, the integrated dual feed that the Pfaffs have.
I'm taking a Pfaff workshop next week where I'll get to try out some other models. I'm coming to realize it's not so simple to buy a machine when you're a fiber artist looking for versatility.