One thing I learned, thanks to fabulous appliquer Karen @ http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/ (Not Karen McTavish) was that I had become a no-reply blogger! Oh the shame! Seriously, I understand privacy issues, but if you're a blogger like me who is trying to build a circle of like minded friends, or if you're asking a question of a blogger, you really shouldn't be a no-reply commenter. This means folks can't respond directly to a comment you leave! Apparently this setting has a mind of it's own in blogger sometimes and it's a good idea to check to make sure you aren't set to no-reply. (Leave yourself a comment on your own blog and see if the email you get shows no-reply instead of your email addy.)
I've got a ton of half finished projects that have been sitting in my recliner in my studio. Messy, messy. My "studio" is a small room just inside the front door. Can't let it get too messy.
It almost felt like the chair of shame, taunting me with all the unfinished projects. Some are for me, some for classes I teach, some for the shop I work at one day a week. The big grey piece is a commissioned quilt I'm working on.
Got the drawer in place. Looks like I might as well move some pictures off the wall....
Have I mentioned lately that I homeschool my kids? Yep. Never ending battle for time at my house. Today during history, I let the kids doodle while I read aloud.
This sweet girl is a creative one! Look at her doodle! I think my quilting is rubbing off on her a bit. This past week she made a dress! All by herself, no pattern or anything. Now, it's not going to be worn by anything other than a stuffed animal or doll, but still!
I gave the dress a spot of honor on my design wall. She's already using my Janome 3160 to piece a doll quilt. That stop-start button and the speed slider are awesome when teaching a child to sew!
Here's one of my WIP's, a sample for the shop and inspiration for a class I'll be teaching at the end of March. Gotta get a binding done!
And my main project, a commissioned quilt for a friend. Look at all those tails to finish off. It's going well, but I need to get it done!
I have a border in mind that will involve ruler work and an area of McTavishing where there's a bit of water in the scene.
Here's a FMQ sample for the shop that still needs binding. I need to get it done and back in the shop. I quilted it at the shop (Sew Simple of Lynchburg VA) on the Janome 8900.
It stitched up beautifully and the automatic tension worked wonderfully. No adjustments needed.
Then there were these blocks I did on the shop's Janome 15000. These are designs that come in the machine, created by Jill Buckley, aka The Quilt Rat.I need to piece these into a runner or wall hanging.
And another piece for a demo I did a few months ago still isn't done.
And this purse, from the post Quilting to add Color, from back in November.....is still just a set of quilted pieces.
But, look! The new drawer is filled.
And the chair is revealed....sort of.....I threw a quilt over it. Doesn't it look better? Wish I had time to sit in it!
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