I’ve been working on this Christmas quilt for several weeks, and plan to enter it into the quilt show in Midlothian in July. But today, when I put it on the frame, it was a very strong, special reminder of … Continue reading →
Try and try again! I know it’s trite — but it really is true, at least in quilting. And in the use of sophisticated machine embroidery software! Working my way through a series of lessons on “piecing in the hoop” … Continue reading →
Gotta love that kind of smile — that amazing feel-like-a-kid-again, got-a-shiny-red-bicycle-for-Christmas, reading-a-book-I-can’t-put-down smile that appears on the face of a person quilting on the longarm for the first time. When it clicks and they realize how much fun they are having. How I love to see that kind of smile!
We had a great day today, playing apple cart turnover in our antiques booths. Brought in some wonderful new items, and moved literally everything to make room! But I didn’t get to quilt a stitch! So I’ll be getting after that in the morning!
I ended up working on this piece today, rather than the “first formal party” quilt. I was in the mood for a real cacophony of colors — and this batik strip quilt definitely fits that description! It is now ready … Continue reading →
One way to get a good night’s sleep is to go to bed thinking about quilting projects to do tomorrow! I believe I will put the “first formal party” quilt on the frame, and begin the lay-out for a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, made from antique squares I picked up at the Ennis Auction House. What will you be working on tomorrow?
Laughter and the pursuit of creativity are the two best medicines for anything that ails me. And they are good preventive medicine as well! Spent the evening laughing until the tears flowed, with friends both good and true, and received a windfall gift of beautiful, colorful threads to use on the embroidery machine. To top the day off, I was able to share the joy experienced by a new convert to the art of longarm quilting! It just doesn’t get much better than that!