Hey you, here’s a journal (My Moxie and Me) I’m writing to record my journey and express myself about my relationship and experience getting acquainted with my new long arm machine from Handi Quilterr. Bookmark it, Save it, and Come back and check this page often as I’ll keep updating it.
This was not one of those easy decisions. There were sleepless nights at the end and like most important decisions, I had doubts and questions. But I didn’t have the luxury of doing nothing. I had to make a decision. Like Amelia Earhart is quoted as saying, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is purely tenacity” . In the end, I did the difficult thing. I made the decision to get my Moxie. As another wise person put it – “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” ~ Maimonides. Read all about the “my moxie and me” decision.
Organizing your studio is a good thing because it helps you save time looking for stuff. It makes you more productive, keeps you focused and saves you a ton of time. All great stuff. Right. However, it takes a lot to get yourself organized and more often than not, it’s difficult to get started. It’s basically why most people who are unorganized, are. Let’s face it. It’s not an easy thing to do. If it were easy, we all will do it. Sometimes, it’s downright inconvenient. Having said all that, knowing how much better my life will be if I reorganized my studio to make room for my moxie and me to have time to get to know each other, that’s what I decided to do. Read all about
If you’re like me and you don’t have any experience with longarm machines, you’ll find this post about how my new Moxie was setup. The way a long arm machine works is almost opposite to the way a regular sit-down machine works. In this post, you’ll see what the different parts of a long arm machine are and how they all come together. check it out here.
I got my first training on the Moxie. Jessica from my local Handi Quilter store came over to get me trained. It was a mixed experience. On one hand, I was excited to get started, on the other hand, I could clearly see the challenges ahead of me as a new longarmmer and especially as someone who’s developed my own style of stitching using a machine that works in a totally opposite way as the long arm does. But in good ole Clara fashion, I had a comeback to overcome my fears. Read on to learn all about my initial training on the Handi Quilter Moxie:
I know the long arm was not built for thread painting. However, I like to challenge myself to use tools in unconventional ways. I’ve decided to challenge myself to thread paint on my Moxie. Ultimately, I may or may not be successful in doing this. The results of this challenge, in my opinion, are not really important. What is important though is the experience and learning that comes from the experimentation and creative play.
Read more about my first attempt in the challenge:
I found it challenging to see around the standard foot the Handi Quilter Moxie comes with. So, I ordered the glide foot. At the time it was out of stock. So I had it back-ordered and I finally received it recently. Since the day, it arrived, I’ve been wanting to take that foot for a spin like nobody’s business. I finally got the chance to do just that. Read all about that and watch the surprise video I created for you. I haven’t posted a video in more than a year, so this is a special one.