Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Good Day for Writing

I hope you are having a good day today. I took my machine with me to a class yesterday and wouldn't you know the needle came out while I was embroidering and it fell into the bobbin case broke and shot back up through the feed dogs and logged there. I left it for the tech. to look at and take out. I was not in the mood to break it. LOL He had a back log of nine machines and wouldn't you know it he is sick so he never got to my machine at all. So today is a good day to write. I am working on two classes and a book I really need to spend more time writing any way but I would rather quilt or sew most of the time.
What is your favorite part of the process is a question I get all the time, and I am sure you do to if you do this where other people are. I have to say all of it is, that is why I have such a hard time getting things finished. My mind is so far ahead of me making new things and creating new ideas that I have a hard time keeping up. That is why I finally decided that I had to learn to machine quilt. I just couldn't find enough time to do it all by hand. Then after I got started I realized no one out there is writing any books for the home machine quilter. They are all writing to the long arm quilters. There are thousands of us who don't choose to invest that much money in the machine but still want to make the quilts to completion. That is where I come in. If you agree with me please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Have a quilty day and I hope to talk to you soon.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

What I should be doing!!!

Well, I should be working on writing my next class and then getting things ready for the one after that. I did do some work today on making sure I know what I am doing on the computer. It is good to know that I am able to do what I am doing. I got to see several of my cousins today since it is the Easter holiday today. I had one of them show me how to add my pictures to my work. I figured out that I knew how to, I just didn't realize that I did. I have written many classes, and it has been an experience to learn how to teach others what you know. Every one does not learn the same way so you can't teach them all the same. I would never have thought I would be the one teaching. What is your dream? Are you reaching for it? I truly hope you are.

Monday, March 17, 2008

New Quilt Project

Well, I have been commissioned to make several quilts from the clothing of a man who died. His wife wants to use them to surprise her children with gifts of memory quilts made of Dad's clothes. I have started the process by sorting the clothes I have in my possession . I will start with the easy ones. I will make the jeans quilts that will be made of the jeans and dockers. I hope to make two of those, but it will depend on how many pairs she gives me. Then I will make a t-shirt quilt with the t-shirts. I will use the button up shirts to make a pieced quilt. I have already looked at several patterns for that in hopes of showing them to her next time I see her. This is an exciting project and hopefully will bring healing for her, by allowing her to start to move on. Well, on with the day and the progress that needs to be made. Hope you will join me again tomorrow or the next time i write.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

First Blog Day

Welcome to my new blog. I have been quilting for about 21 years or so. I am also an artist, scrap booker, and a crafter. I have also been sewing as long as I can remember. I took my first formal class in 7th grade. I took as many classes in school as they offered. My grandmother taught me to crochet some time around the same time I was in 7th grade. I have no idea how many afghans I made before I learned that quilting was lots of fun. I have always wanted to learn to quilt so I found a class to take that I could afford. I signed up for the class and took it. I had taken the initiative to learn to piece on my own so it was the actual hand quilting that I needed to learn. Since then I have made so many quilt tops that I finally started to give them away because it took so long to hand quilt them I decided I would never finish them all. That is when I decided I needed to learn to machine quilt. I started to buy books and read everything I could find on the subject. Now I am finishing my own quilts and being able to give them away as complete quilts. More next time. Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me and learn about my quilts.