Sunday, May 1, 2011

Winding Down For Vacation

A striking quilt created by one of my customers.
She chose a simple allover pattern to allow her detail
work and precise piecing to show through.

Wow, it seems another year has gone by already. Time really does fly as you get older. It seems like I just got home from vacation last summer and it is almost time to head out again. Early in May I will be attending MQS in Kansas. I can hardly wait. I'm not sure how much time I will have for viewing quilts, shopping and learning new things as I am headed down there to work for Wonderfil Threads. I've always wanted to attend the show and would love to take some classes, but in all honesty, it has always been out of reach of my budget. Now, I can go and plan to absorb as much as I can while I am there. I'm hoping to be able to take a swack of pictures for inspiration!

Simple pantos and
turned borders can be
very effective.

I'll be home for about twelve hours after the show before heading off on vacation. The house sitter is all lined up, cat food is stock piled to keep the babies happy while we're gone and my bags are nearly packed. (Let me tell you how much I hate clothing shopping!)

As the time before departure grows shorter, I'll be working like a one-armed paper hangar. I'll be chained to the longarm, and will love it. On a good day, quilting is pure pleasure. Things go well, and the mind has lots of time to free roam and be creative.These are the days I love my job. I get a lot of thinking done while I work and sometimes looking at a client top from a strange angle will inspire an idea for a new pattern. On a bad day there is blue smoke coming out of my ears and I have to walk away. Thankfully good days outnumber the bad ones by about eighty to one.

Have a fabulous week, and stay tuned for a chance to win a quilt kit.



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