|Tuesday last Terri, from the Ladies of the Cloth, shared her latest project. Isn't it adorable. This is a Jenny Doan design and Terri chose the perfect colors to showcase her pinwheels.|
Sustenance: When I am in the zone I get very engrossed. For example, if I am quilting on the sit down mid-arm quilting machine and the music is cranking I can go for hours without a break. Instead, I plug in my electric kettle and work on a steaming cup of tea. If I plan ahead I make a little sandwich and store in it in a little fridge I keep there. That way I don't even have to climb steps for nourishment! I know many people fortify with chocolate while they work. Not for me, I am not so much for the chocolate....well unless they are chocolate diamonds but that's another subject.
|A little tea station off my studio makes life simpler when I am working.|
|I lost the packaging ages ago but these are available at many quilt shops and machine dealers. They are worth every penny but quite frankly I don't remember how many pennies!|
- I am getting more comfortable with the in-the-hoop method of layering and embroidery. My first embroidery machine is down right primitive by today's standards. How technology has changed the way we sew in a short time.
- Working on two projects at one time is great if you can do it. Of course, at least one of those projects needs to be downright simple or things get a bit muddled and that seam ripper gets plenty of use. Ask me how I know this.
- If you follow Bonnie Hunter she is a strong proponent of her Leaders and Enders method. I can't say I have mastered that but plan to try when she introduces the new project in a couple months. She is a very busy quilter, I wish I had her drive. However, she announced this week that a simple biopsy of a "thing" on her face turned out to be Basal Cell Carcinoma. She will have additional surgery to remove the remaining lesion and treatment will be determined after that. My thoughts and prayers go out to her, she is a trooper!
- Interested in a project to use all those orphan blocks? Check out this post on A Quilting Life!