Well it's a darn HOT May, after weeks of rain. I've been sewing and sewing, trying to finish 2 quilts in time for the next display change at McNally Robinson's booksellers here in Saskatoon. I had offered a smaller quilt, and then accidentally wrecked it. (dont' ask.) So I immediately got to work inventing a new strip pieced on point design. DUMB IDEA. But it looks fabulous. I just attached a hanging sleeve and it's in the stairwell, looking gorgeous.
After all that, I plan to write out all the instructions and measurements and submit it to a magazine for the first time. Sounds like a big headache to me, but if I can make some cash, it would be worth it. I seriously had my heart set on getting a tin lizzie queen quilter, but now I'm druelling over that awesome new Janome Horizon 7700. WOW. 11 inches. Imagine the art I could create! sheesh.
I have a bit of hand stitching left on the large quilt. yes - LARGE. and yes - hand quilting! It's my second try at it and I really like it! I'm outlining the blue stencilledflower petals that I put on with artists oilbar paintsticks. It's robin's egg blue, white on white quilt with brown buttons. It's SO cute.
And then my van blew the A/C. $500 bucks to fix. Good bye longarm. If I don't fix the A/C then my three little kids will cook to death in the back of the vehicle.
So did you know I'm a stay at home mom? I got offered a little job teaching at a sewing store here. I'm so pumped! I mentioned that I make postcards and was asked to teach. WICKED.
well... back to my hand quilting.