Winner! Winner!

Today is the day to find out who wins the Gingher Rotary Cutter and what I named my new machine. First, I must say, WOW! I am overwhelmed by all of the amazing name ideas and so thankful for all of the lovely comments and support I have received from so many people! I love the online quilting world! What a wonderful, supportive group!

I received over 100 comments with name ideas for my new machine. I loved them all! So many great ideas and stories behind them. Many people suggested a Viking name. The one that stuck with me was Thor, because he was a Viking and my machine is a Viking. However, what really got me was the comment, “Who says your machine is a female?”. Hmmmm. Very interesting. So, I started thinking about Thor, which naturally led me to the TV show Vikings and I thought, eh, that show’s kind of violent and not really a quilting inspiration. My mind then traveled to the Avenger franchise and the Thor movies. And then, I had a revelation! In my mind I saw this beautiful face:


This is actor, Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor. Now, I could sew with HIM all day. So, I have decided to name my machine Mr. Hemsworth. Because, really, who doesn’t want to sew with him all day?? Thank you Janet T for the inspiration! You are the winner! Please send me your address in an email to

I must also give a shout out to judihartman2015 who suggested: “Sweet Thang, because you know you’re gonna say that when you walk into the room. Hey, Sweet Thang!” OMG I am still laughing about that one!!!

Mr. Hemsworth and I have been busy! My anatomy and physiology class started back up this week and yesterday I needed a study break! So Mr. H and I worked on my Dresden Plate quilt that I am determined to finish before I grow too old! If you follow me on Facebook (which you should!) I posted these pictures yesterday with the inquiry: border or no border? The overwhelming response was, BORDER! So, I am going to go with my original inclination and add a piano key border. I need to assess my fabric situation to make sure I have enough, but I think I do. I’ll update you with my progress!


Thank you all for your support and for helping me name my machine!

Have a peachy day!

Wendy and Mr. Hemsworth




Say Hello to My Little Friend!

If you have been following my sewing machine saga, you can join my husband in rejoicing that it is finally over! I BOUGHT A NEW MACHINE! So excited! After much debate on old vs. new vs. computerized vs. throwing the old one out the window….I went with the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930. And she is beautiful.


I decided to stay with the Viking (I had a Designer SE with the embroidery attachment) because I am familiar with it and I have oodles of attachments and those babies aren’t cheap! I didn’t go with an embroidery option, because I just don’t use it and the extra cost didn’t make sense for me. I purchased my machine from The Sewing Cottage in Andrews, Texas. I had a wonderful time meeting Norma and Kelly. They were kind and helpful and we had so much fun! If you are ever in the area, you really must stop by and see them. (she has a FABULOUS 30’s section too!). I also added the expanded sewing table and I can’t wait to try it! If you do not have a Husqvarna Viking dealer near you, you can check out the machine here: Sapphire 930 (affiliate).

Hmmm….now she needs a name! Sounds like a good reason to have a giveaway! What should we give away? I’m thinking someone out there would really like to have a Gingher Rotary Cutter!ODJFOEE2QTk2ODBFNjNEOUI4ODQ6ZmUxZmQ3ZmViZGU0ZTUyNzU4YmUwMzEyOWFmZWVkZDg6Ojo6OjA=

To enter the giveaway, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to my Blog (subscribe link in the sidebar and bottom of page) and
  2. Leave a comment below with your name suggestion

The winner will be chosen Friday, March 23rd at noon!

Thank you for following along and for helping me choose a name! I’ve got to run! My classes start back up tomorrow and right now I’ve got some sewing to do!!!

HaveĀ  a peachy day!