Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello? Anyone there? I got a quilting frame!

I've been a bad, bad blogger. My poor blog has been so ignored lately! So much is going on and I often think about something to blog about but by the time I get around to trying to blog I've either forgot what I was going to blog about or it's no longer relevant or timely.

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.
 Before
  
After!




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!



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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!

9 comments:

Regena said...

I am so jealous!! I played with a quilting machine at the quilt show and it was fab-u-lous!
happy quilting!!
And once in awhile, just go hang out at the shop and get some chit chat in!!

Kell said...

Congrats on the new quilting frame! I so want one. I completely understand about the time limits in renting time on one. I can rent the long arm at my LQS & I have a couple of times but I think it kind of limits you on the quilting design you pick. Also, love the wall color.

Colleen said...

Lucky duck! That wall color is one of my favorite colors!

Sally said...

I am so thrilled for you I loved when I got my quilt frame and now machine up and running with regulator... You will be so happy I am sure of it... Great job.

sandra said...

Hi Carla, I missed you but I have been having the same kind of summer so understand. I wonder what kind of weather is good for us and where it is.lol
Love the color of your sewing room and congratulations on your new long arm I am sure it will make it easier for you especially on those days you just don't feel up to going out. Blessings Sandra

Mommarock said...

Wow, what exciting news! Can't wait to see your quilting. Be nice now and share some close up shots of your work, so we can be good and jealous :)

Fresh.Handmade said...

Hi Cara, Congrats on your frame! Please tell us more about how you chose the one you got, which machine and frame you decided on. And what a happy wall colour you chose - love it!

Fresh.Handmade said...

Hi Cara, Congrats on your frame! Please tell us more about how you chose the one you got, which machine and frame you decided on. And what a happy wall colour you chose - love it!

OrangeHeroMama said...

Oh yay!! Nice to see you back to the blogging! :)