The reason I needed my other speed control is because I brought this new beauty home on Sat. It's a Janome 1600P quilting machine. It's strickly a straight stitch machine and goes 1600 spm compared to the 1000 spm my 6600P can do. I'll use it mostly on my frame to do machine quilting, but I did do some straight stitching to practice and it works awesome. It's an industrial machine, so it will sew through lots of thicknesses! This machine uses regular machine needles, so I'm good to use all the ones I have, but it takes different bobbins, so I had to get new ones. I picked up the FMQ foot yesterday, so hopefully some time this week I'll get to practice free motion quilting on the frame.
Sunday I went ice fishing with Paul at Sheridan Lake. It was a bit cold when we started, but not bad in the ice house. I listened to a book on my MP3 player and relaxed while he caught fish. We headed home about 12:30 and I took a nap. I haven't had a nap in quite a while, so it felt really good. I woke up just in time to watch the end of the race. Paul was not to excited about his driver getting second by just seconds. I cut out a tablerunner, but that's as far as I got Sunday night.