I did it! I bought a long arm. I wasn't expecting to do it or really looking to buy one. It is something that my husband and I had discussed as a future move, but we didn't plan on doing it just yet. One that is pretty close to brand new (used for maybe 12 quilts) and had every feature I thought I wanted just happened to pop up for sale at a really awesome price. How could we pass that up?
Here she is. I think I am naming her Florence.
Florence is a 2009 Ansley 26 made by Tin Lizzie 18. She sits on the 12' metal Hailey frame by the Grace Company. She has the Lizzie Stitch (their stitch regulator), an on-board bobbin winder, and a manual mode. That's about all there is to her. She is huge and I love her.
And just in case anybody reads our blog and is interested, I do have a 10' wooden Grace Frame with carriage to accomodate a domestic machine for sale. $400. I'm located in Kansas City, MO.