Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On the frame today

It's the first day quilting on my new and improved Gammill.  It's amazing what a tune up can do.  I feel like I have a new machine.  It's so much quieter and I'm not out running it anymore.  Oh and all the switches work again.  Who knew a bad speed dial could wreak such havoc.  Woo hoo!! 

I'm actually starting a wall hanging for my hall bathroom.  My goal is to finish it by Thanksgiving.  Then another by Christmas..... and another by Valentines day.  Are you seeing a pattern?  I seem to need specific dates or goals to shoot for, lol.   This one is small and simple, so no excuses to not finish on time =)

Friday, October 19, 2012

The passion is back!

After 12 years of quilting for others (and loving every minute of it) it dawned on me I had stopped sewing/quilting for myself.  We're talking years since I've had a "start to finish" moment.  I've started a few (OK more than a few) that now sit in drawers waiting to be finished.  I "finish" quilts for other people every week but NEVER my own.  I feel blessed that I get to do what I love for "work" but I realized I've lost the passion in doing it for myself.  My fun hobby has turned into a job. 

After a year or so of asking for a rain check I took my friend AnnMarie up on her offer to go with her to her Modern Quilt Guild.  Last night I headed out on a new adventure.  Oh my goodness I couldn't sleep I was so excited!!  I had so much fun, I saw old friends and met a few new friends.   I thoroughly enjoyed the guest speaker and can't wait to go back.  I'm motivated to start making the time to sew/quilt for myself again.  I can't wait to see what the next few weeks brings!! 

Thanks for the awesome night out AnnMarie!!  (look what I learned to do! You motivated me  in more ways than one, lol)
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