Remember me? Yeah, neither do I! Summer in my dayjob gets to be incredibly hectic. So does the end of the year. Basically, right now may be the most quiet time I have all year, and it might go another week or two before it becomes a mad scramble again. Honestly, I’m getting too old… Continue reading Summertime…
Yes, I finally did it and I probably shouldn’t have, but everyquilter needs a Singer Featherweight in his or her life. I know I’m not wrong. She’s in very good shape, although not flawless. According to her serial number, she was born in 1945, but isn’t one of the fabled Blackside machines. I wish I… Continue reading Meet Charlotte…
I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a wonderful one. Now is what I consider to be the end of the chocolate season. It starts with Halloween candy and progresses through the chocolate covered bells of the holidays to fancy Valentine’s Day chocolates (that include a map in case you don’t like the coconut ones)… Continue reading Welcome to the Working Week
Have you watched any of the Nailed It! show on…Hulu, I think. Maybe Netflix. Anyhow , it’s pretty amusing and speaks well to the current mentality which seems to make us believe that watching someone do something enough times will mean we can now take on an air of judgmental self-satisfaction when watching these shows.… Continue reading Side Hustle, Dream Job, or Future Craftsy Instructor?
This is my third post this week after how many months’ hiatus? I’m not sure how long we can expect this behavior. Nothing is permanent, my friends. I just wanted to post this nifty picture. The Squiggy ruler makes a great curved crosshatch border, and it’s very simple. Just keep moving the ruler along the… Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm
During my quilting practice on Sunday, I tried out all four of Angela Walters’ new quilting rulers. Today we’ll discuss the one known as Squiggy. If you’re interested in the rulers, you can find them on her site or at lots of local quilt places, just give it a quick Google. The Squiggy ruler is… Continue reading Squiggy the Ruler
The Juki Basic Training was completely fabulous, and I’d highly recommend it for anyone who owns the Juki QVP-2200 Longarm. I learned a ton about the proper care and feeding of my machine, but I’m completely flummoxed by a couple of over-tightened screws on my machine. I’ve been told you can get a special screwdriver… Continue reading Home again, home again
Who gets on a plane without headphones these days? Apparently two of us. Me and the guy across the aisle from me. He’s loudly playing a movie on his phone, and several other people want to bash him. This could get ugly! Good thing we all have phones to document it when the whole thing… Continue reading Training Class
When I decided to purchase my longarm, I decided at the last minute to go ahead and get the robotics. They were offering it at a great price, and I thought it might come in handy for some things, but my goal has always been to learn to do entirely handguided custom work, and hopefully… Continue reading Regarding the Imagined “Danger” of Robotics
I am now the proud owner of a brand new Juki QVP2200 longarm quilting machine on a 12 foot frame. Also Quilt Motion Software. Why, yes. That is my garage. Who wouldn’t choose scraping ice and snow off their car in favor of a longarm quilting machine? Pay no attention to my setup, there. The… Continue reading SHE’S HERE! MY LONGARM!