Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Happy Tuesday! Long time no see! We have so much to catch up on, I've had a hard time deciding where to started. So, today I thought I'd give a quick run-down of the past month, and then this week and next I'll do full posts on some of these things! I've also been for-fun sewing, wooo! I gave myself last week and this past weekend off to recover and relax. It's a good sign that I wanted to be back at the machine right away. I think I managed to do Market without burning myself out! Yippee!
It's SPRING! And I'm very happy about it!
Last month I shipped off some quilt tops to Melissa to be long arm quilted. They had just been lying around, and I felt like I'd honestly never get to them myself. Two were from early 2013 and the third I just finished. It was a great relief to check those off my list, and the quilting is beautiful! Looking forward to finishing them up!
Our Dreamin' Vintage Launch Party at The Sewcial Lounge was a great success, thank you to everyone who came out! We had a wonderful time, and it was great seeing familiar faces from class and meeting new people too! I'll post more photos soon!
Lucky me, my parents live between Madison, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh, so I was able to go out early, and visit with them before going to rest of the way to Quilt Market. It was great, and my Mom helped me sew so much. There is no way I could have finished everything by myself!
A little peek at my Geometric Bliss wall! I'll have lots of photos to share later this week too! I am really pleased with how it came together in the end!
Basically immediately after I got home, I made the drive up to Ardyth's Sew-N-Vac in Baraboo, WI and bought a new sewing machine. I had been fighting with my Horizon 7700 for a long time and was ready for something different. I went with the Janome 1600P, because it is a straight stitch only machine. I've been sewing pretty exclusively on my Singer Featherweight, so I thought this would be a good match for me! We're still getting used to each other, but so far it's exactly what I wanted!
I have a plot in the community gardens again this year! I've been itching to get started and with lots of Michael's help last week, we were able to weed, break up the dirt, put up a fence, and get things planted. I'm excited to watch it grow!
My George bunny was so happy when I got back from my long trip. I gave him lots of pets and hugs and he has officially forgiven me! :)