It’s been another busy week but I have some updates on the quilting business for everyone!
First of all, I have created my first quilting designs!
This Christmas Tree will be available soon for purchase:
And I will be teaching 2 classes this fall at Seams to Be in Plattsmouth, NE!
– Beginning Paper Piecing will be on Thursday, October 22 from 6-9pm. Our project will be a simple table runner that utilizes the familiar log cabin pattern with some simple piecing:
– Beginning Tatting will be Monday October 19, 26 & November 2 from 6-8pm. There is the option to make either a bookmark or an ornament. I also plan on doing a tatting demonstration at the shop one Saturday & I will keep everyone updated on that.
It’s very exciting the way things are moving. I’m in a design mode & am thinking of all sorts of possible patterns!
Wow, was it ever crazy here! I keep waiting for the weekends to settle down so I can relax, but that doesn’t seem to happen.
Anways, I wrote about getting a quilting machine for my quilting business. It’s a Pfaff 18.8 Grand Quilter w/ the Qbot System (to those nonquilters out there, I spent a crazy amount of money on a computerized quilting machine.) I assembled the quilting frame this weekend (finally!) & had a few snags along the way. Luckily Becky at Sunshine Stitches was wonderful & helped quickly. (Let me just toss in here a personal comment, if any of you ever buy a quilting machine, pay the extra money to have someone else assemble it. It’s worth the money, trust me.) Although, I discovered this evening I’ve hit a snag in the QBOT installation & I will need J’s help in making anymore progress. This will be difficult as I put him on a plane Sunday. Oh well, there’s plenty else to do around here.
I also canned 14, 1/2 pints of pickles. Had a sample tasting tonight & I’m very happy with how they came out. The relish, well, that was a learning experience. I also picked 18 cucumbers today. Yes, 18. To add to the 9 already sitting on the counter. I wonder if we know enough people to give away all these pickles to.
I also prepared 12 ears of corn for freezing. Note to anyone who would like to freeze corn- corn strippers don’t seem to be very user friendly. Thankfully J took care of that part for me. Also, while blanching corn is a relatively simple process, it better be darn good for me to repeat this again next year.
I designed & pieced a table runner for a paper piecing class that I will be teaching. Yes, you heard right! I am going to add “Quilting Teacher” to my list of jobs! Wohoo! If you do live in the Omaha area & are interested in this, just e-mail & I’ll send the details.
I also designed & started a Christmas Wall hanging for said quilting class.
I made Julia Child’s Quiche Lorraine from scratch. This was the absolute best quiche I’ve ever had in my life. To top it off, J said he liked it & would like to try more Julia Child recipes!
And did boring house chores like mow the lawn, laundry & other such necessities.
If only today was as good as the weekend. But no, today was not a good day. To go into the number of frustrating things that came my way (& this is saying something after assembling that quilting frame!) I decided to take the evening off & watch TV. You want to hear something even more shocking…I didn’t even knit while watching TV!