Minding momma

April 24, 2017, 2:24 pm
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last week at the quilt store, I did a king size binding job for a customer.  She picked it up Saturday and the shop owner talked to her.  Evidently, she wanted different fabric for the binding.  But that wasn’t on the order form, or the inquiry email, or told to me by the longarmer.  So they gave her a gift card, and she took the quilt home.  A few minutes before closing, she called back and is bringing the quilt back in.  The binding is to be removed.  New binding made, and attached.  By Friday.  Grrrrrrrrrr.

it took me 18.5 hours to square it up, make binding from the excess backing I cut off, attach it, then hand stitch it down. All 418″ of it.

Wah. I know.  The store wants a satisfied customer.  But if they compensated her and she walked out with it, isn’t that when you say no takebacks?


I need to what?
April 4, 2017, 2:41 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness

My friend and co-worker at our LQS had a death in the family yesterday, so I got the call that I will be covering her class tonight!  Say what?  I have to teach a machine applique mug rug…….if you are new, I am a hand piecing nut.  I have never machine appliqued, I have only begun to sew on a machine since I started at the shop last summer.

Oh my, oh my.


The Countdown
April 2, 2017, 4:51 am
Filed under: crafted, Life, misc.

April is also the month we celebrate the anniversary of my birth!

I went to one of the big box fabric and craft stores yesterday, and treated myself to a buggy full of craziness!  I don’t know when I thought I would get around to these projects but I shopped like I had no stash.  Love sales plus coupon pricing.  Over the next week, I will show you my purchases and let you know what project(s) I had in mind when I picked them up.

I am also going to be giving away some of my previous purchases. Gasp! I just grabbed some of it because of the great deals offered, but I am never going to finish everything and my tastes changes almost daily!  Good for the store, bad for my wallet and storage space.

Stay tuned to enter, and have a great week!

Sadness settled in
April 1, 2017, 5:20 am
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O mom, how I miss you.

Back at work
March 28, 2017, 7:03 am
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Scheduled post.

Spring has come.  Many projects are being worked on.  To keep me in fabric…I am taking on hand work again.  Very reasonable rates for hand bindings.  Also can square up quilt and machine attach binding before hand work if desired.

contact me at email listed on the “about me” page.

Retreat Weekend
March 25, 2017, 12:06 pm
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IMG_0392My friend at the retreat lent me a machine!  I’ve been stripping all morning.  Here’s a peek at my jelly roll race.


A sew-in we will go
March 24, 2017, 8:32 am
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Scheduled post.

girl-sewing-googleImage from google

today is the spring quilters retreat!  I wonder what I chose to work on, and if I will accomplish anything at all.

lots of laughter, strings, and a few needle pricks ahead