Monday, July 14, 2008
Yeah! I finished it up this morning. My quilting machine is a Juki 1/2 long arm. It's wonderful - but since the opening isn't as big a long arm, I have to do a smaller pattern when quilting queen and king quilts. Maybe it's better in the end because there seems to be more stitching and it will hold up to wear better. I have so many quilt tops/bottoms ready to be done for my sisters or me that I decided I just have to keep one on all the time. I find it relaxing to spend a couple of hours a day machine quilting -- probably because I spend the time meditating about life! I got new shelves in my sewing room a couple of weeks ago. I really like the baskets. It's so handy to keep a project all together in one basket and pull it out when I am ready to work on it. I seem am very disorganized and lose things a lot (just ask my kids!) so this has really helped. My sewing closet is semi-organized. I keep stuffing things in. My daughter, Jamie, and I made a pact. I told her if anything ever happens to me she needs to clean out my sewing closet before my husband sees it, and I will do the same for her. I'm sure our husbands have an idea that we stash fabric, etc. away -- but I don't think they know just how much!