Monday, September 5, 2011

Texas Fires...

Please take a moment and send your good thoughts and prayers to our state.  The fires are spreading far, wide and fast, as you can see here.

We need rain here so badly.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Still unpacking...

Here I sit, unable to quilt.  Frustration abounds, so do blog postings.

Most Internet savvy quilters know about Leah over at The Free Motion Quilting Project.  She is who you turn to, when you need inspiration for a FMQ design.  What some aren't aware of is the beautiful art quilts that Leah creates and their source of inspiration.  I am constantly in awe of her stunning creations.  Leah's willingness to share herself is truly a gift to me.  Visit the link below, it is a wonderful inspiration.

The Free Motion Quilting Project

My sewing room is arranged but all my stuff is still in boxes.  We are having a problem locating the parts to my cutting table.  We will get there, eventually...

Create something for me, please.  I need to live vicariously through someone.  I'm threatening to knit.  I need some dish clothes.  My knitting is scary but it's a risk I'm willing to take.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

***blows dust away****



Long time no see!

I took the summer off to unexpectedly buy our first home.  It was a crazy experience.  Stressful experience.  But hey, what doesn't kill you, only makes you more grey stronger.  We made it out the other side just fine and slowly settling into our new home.

The upside is that I have my own space.  Before I was just utilizing a formal dining area, that was part of the living room.  We had a good 15 feet of baby gate, separating the two rooms.  Now I have 4 walls!  F.O.U.R. people.  Four whole walls.  And doors.  And windows.  I have a standard sized window and another large window.  I have lots natural light, people.  I am so excited.

The downside is that I'm still unpacking the house.  Our DD started kindergarten about 5 days after we moved in.  Between school for DD, school for DH, school for DS, various move in projects and me doing most of the unpacking alone, my sewing room must come last.  So, I won't be participating in quite a few shows that I had been invited to.  I do have lots of ideas in mind.  I'm hoping to be ready for the Christmas season.  It's just going to take some time.

I can't wait to back into the swing of things.  I miss my machine and fabrics and rulers and rotary blade....

See you soon!