Well, I must apologize for my disappearance over the last few days! Millie is 100% to blame. One hundred percent. I am very much in love and maybe a little obsessed or is it just lust?
In all seriousness I want to say I love APQS. The service has been great. They came out and set up and I will have my official training in September up at Sparrows Studios in Edmonton.
The longarm actually did not take up as much room as I had anticipated so I was able to put one big table against the other wall where the girls and I can sew. DH is happy about this as he feels he can now maybe corral my sewing into one room. He should know better by now! I also moved my design wall behind her so that I can see it from the new sewing area.
I am happy with my first finish – a quilt I had pieced for one of twins back in 2003. They were due March 10, 2004, my birthday but decided to come December 10, 2003. My world abruptly changed with three months being spent in NICU with 27 week old premature twins. Twenty eight weeks is the golden week where the lungs are more developed. Having come the one week earlier created many more medical issues and I count my blessings to this day that they survived. Finishing this top that had to be abandoned and just having picked up my sewing again last year felt like some closure and a celebration at the same time.
I am working on my Giant Bear Paw for DH next.
It has been loaded and I’m a third of the way through but we lost power for a day and have had to go on summer holidays! Millie will have to await my return – back to my little one for now.
Random Things About Me
Okay I owe you five more! After this I can see if I am able to come up with one per blog – it could be hard!
1) I love Outlander – I am part Scottish. My maiden last name is Dundas. There is a castle, Dundas Castle, I so want to see one day as it is where my family came from.
2) I am also part Norwegian
3) My husband is half Latvian.
4) We did a Baltic Cruise on our honeymoon as neither one of us had been to Norway nor Latvia and we hit both places on the cruise. We were both mistaken for locals respectively and will definitely return to explore more hopefully with all the kids.
5) The four kidlets look like they belong in Norway. I call my oldest, Brock, my Viking. I am 5’8″ and he is 13 years old and already taller than me!
Connect with other bloggers and follow what they do too. This is such a great community and there is a lot to learn from one another and the support is unbelievable – as well as the friendships that develop.
Trust your gut.
This is a big one. We are always second guessing our creative process, from colour selection, to block placement, to thread choice.
Well, I asked my DH to tell me what thread he wanted me to use in his giant quilt for the longarm and well, you cannot even see it.
Lots of work quilting lost in the thread choice. I was going to go darker but he wanted a cream thread throughout. As you can see by this picture it doesn’t even look quilted in parts. I knew it and should have stood firm. Live and learn and good practice for Millie!
I promise you that I will do my post on Swaps this week. Millie is nowhere near me so this should happen!