I won't promise to not go MIA again because, well, I probably will at some point. But I really miss blogging so I'm going to really make a point for posting more often, even if they are shorter posts. Or **gasp** photo-less!
August is a very hard month for me. My son's birth & death days fall in August, and it always takes me awhile to move out of my memories and emotions around that, then back to school starts looming which drives both Little Bit and me into a tizzy.
I'm also not feeling well, and the insane weather has left me foggy and hurting.
But none of that is actually what I was planning on blogging about today!
I had my sewing room painted! My fabulous little sister came and painted it all for me, which wasn't as hard as getting the awful wall paper border down was. She did that too lol.
The colour makes me so happy. It's calming and pretty but not distracting and I don't think it will effect how I see fabrics when I'm making a quilt.
I have exciting news! With the help of my dad, my older sister and my mom I was able to get a quilting frame and mid arm machine!! No more renting the longarm at the shop! Getting the frame to fit in my sewing room required some more rearranging, and some storage having to leave the sewing room, but we made it fit!
I'll miss the ladies at the shop and talking for hours with people while I quilt but I'm so happy not to be under time limits when quilting. I can take my time, take breaks, and enjoy the process more.
Once I get some of my own tops quilted up I'll be ready to quilt for others. I'm also going to do a contest of some sort for free quilting.
More to come!